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Here's what we've been up to this month! 

October 2015

Elliot is very proud of this picture. Can you guess why? Up until 8 months ago, he had never taught Kindergarten before. But he is surviving and thriving! Corralling them for a picture may not be easy, but getting them to sing is. Each class, Pastor Jin comes and assists him with the guitar as he teaches the students about Jesus with songs like Allelu-Allelu-Allelu-Allelujah Praise Ye The Lord, Jesus Loves Me, This is the Day, and Rejoice in the Lord at the beginning of class. Even though these songs are well-used in American churches, they are new for our students. It's wonderful to hear them humming the tunes in the hallways after class and teaching their siblings. 
 
Outside the classroom, we try to spend as much time with our students as possible before they run off to another extracurricular tutoring program (Korean students are incredibly busy). But on Sundays, we get some special time with them after church since they have the day off from their studies. What do you do to engage and interest kids when you can't communicate well and your Sunday School class is over? Games! Here is Serena and Dong Hui playing an interesting balancing game called Suspend that we found while we were in America this summer. 
 

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
Colossians 3:16


 

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Be sure to check out our blog with more stories about our work here that doesn't make it on this newsletter
http://elliotandserena.tumblr.com 

-For our students and their families to hear and learn about Jesus
-For Lydia and her sore throat  
-For our final months in Korea 
-For a new missionary to take our place 

-For the Lutheran Church of Korea


 

 If you would like to support our ministry in Korea or find our more about what LCMS does in Korea, you can go to:  http://www.lcms.org/derricks

Elliot Derricks: derrej20@gmail.com
Serena Derricks: serenaderricks@yahoo.com

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