First haircut in Korea!

After being here for 5 months I finally got my haircut here for the first time! A month ago one of my Korean friends wrote in Korean what I would like done when I decide to get my haircut, so yesterday I took up some courage and went to get it done (by myself). I am very pleased with the result of my haircut and we didn’t even use any verbal communication! I just showed her my note and she cut my hair. This is actually my second time getting my haircut in a foreign country, my first time was when I was in Russia. I was also surprised how cheap it was too! It was only 7,000 won ($8 Canadian).
 
Last Saturday I bought a book called "Korea Unmasked" (by Won-bok Rhie). If you are interetsed in learning about the Korean culture, I would highly recommend this book! The entire book is a comic book, so it’s a very easy to read book! It gives me a good understanding of the Korean culture.
 
I just read about how Christianity spread across Korea. Here’s some of what he wrote: "Currently there’s at least 15 million Christians (including Catholics) living in Korea. That’s nearly 35% of the entire Korean population. There’s over 50,000 churches spread across the country and over 10,000 churches in Seoul alone. The most in Asia. In a span of only 30 years, nearly 35% of the Korean population have become Christians! In the history of humankind, this kind of pheonmeon has happened only in Korea. In Europe, it took several hundreds of years for Christianity to spread." Isn’t that incredible?!
 
Just to give you an idea of how rapidly the church is growing here. I just found out today (Sun. Feb. 26) how fast my home church here in Korea is growing! Within four years it started with only 12 people at the English ministry service at the Onnuri Yangjae campus and now over 500 people come on to church on a regular basis! It is such a blessing to be a part of the church here in Korea during my time here and to see it first hand!
 
Oh, has anyone been watching the Winter Olympics lately in Torino, Italy? It’s neat watching the Olympics in another country! I enjoy watching some of the events. I love how the Olympics brings together so many different countries in the world to enjoy the games!
 
praises reports!
– all of my evaluations are finished for school!
– all of my documents have arrived to process for my new work visa!
– my Friday night Bible study group will be switching to Saturday evenings starting in March! If it would still be on Friday evenings I couldn’t go because at my new school I will be teaching in the evenings (including Fridays).
 
prayer requests
– I need to get my current work visa cancelled so my new work visa can be processed. I need to get a confirmation letter from the immigration office here before going to Japan to get my visa processed faster when I’m in Japan. Pray that I can that confirmation letter no later then Friday February 24.
– my housing still has been decided yet and I need to move out by February 27! Please pray for the right people for me to live with, close to the school, close to the subway, etc
– graduation performance for my kindergartens! After all those hours of practicing they are finally going to perform in front of the school and their parents. My class is doing Cinderella! Please pray that it goes well! It’s this Wednesday (February 22).
– job transition: saying my good-byes to the kids and the staff at Kids Club and getting to know the students and staff at my new school (Connexus).
– my trip to Japan for my new work visa. Please that it goes well because I’m very anxious about going on this trip. I hope to go on February 28 and make it a day trip so I can come back in time to join my new school’s teacher’s retreat.
 
Be blessed!
Andrea

About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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1 Response to First haircut in Korea!

  1. Anna says:

    Andrea….. why did you cut your hair? I hope you didn’t cut it too short.  I liked the long hair.

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