...serving at Morrison Academy -- Taichung, Taiwan
Making Each Day Count
Dear <<First Name>>,

When I started teaching 42 years ago, I figured it would end up being like driving a car. After a while, you just do it without thinking – it becomes second nature. Daily, I'm looking for ideas to engage the students and to give them the foundation they will need in life academically and spiritually. My final year of teaching includes Algebra 1, Geometry, Computer Programming, 10th grade Bible (Spiritual Formations and the Life of Christ). Beckie and I also teach an elementary English class for children at our church each week.

Beckie gets lots of baby time 4 days per week watching a 4-month-old for a Morrison couple.
Hiking the steep trails in DaKeng close to our home (map), with friends visiting from Florida for the first time.(enlarge)
Morrison's will have a "Week Without Walls" starting November 12. The freshmen will be on a biology trip, the sophomores will be at an outdoor school, the juniors will be on mission trips (Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines (2), Taiwan) and the seniors will be on split up on those trips as leaders or other approved activities.  There are 2 seniors that didn’t get anything approved so I will be working directly with one of them all week.  Pray that I can speak into his life in meaningful ways. He has told the school he is planning on leaving at the end of the semester. That will be one of the topics of conversation.
Each year the Junior Class put on a carnival for the children in the Morrison and Village communities. For the last several years it has ended with a fireworks display. Here's a video I shot from our balcony overlooking the school:


  • Beckie as she cares for a baby for a couple who work at our school several days each week. She considers it a blessing to be able to help them in this way.
  • Beckie to be an encouragement to one of our Chinese teachers that she meets with weekly.
  • A number of students in my Algebra 1 class are struggling to understand the material. Pray that I find ways to help the concepts be clear.
  • Dwight is meeting weekly with a 40-year-old Chinese single engineer.  He is dating a friend of ours and trying to navigate his work and church.
  • Pray for Malia. She is adapting to being a student at a Chinese University in Taipei majoring in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. It is always a challenge to find friends and community in a new place.
  • Taiwan's November 24 municipal elections.  There will be a number of referendums dealing with marriage and gender education requirements for all grades. (see news article)
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But those who wait for the Lord’s help find renewed strength; they rise up as if they had eagles’ wings, they run without growing weary, they walk without getting tired. Isaiah 40:31

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