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Thank you and God bless.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Hello everyone. It’s been nearly a month since I started my School of Biblical Studies here in Montana, so I thought I’d like you know how I’m doing.
Personally I am doing quite well. I was sick yesterday, but feel fine today. Other than that, we are finally starting to get settled into our weekly routines. Starting tomorrow I have classes three days a week in the afternoon, with Tuesday and Thursday being off days to do school work. I also ended up with breakfast prep as my work duty, and I happen to be working this week, which means getting up at 5:30 every morning, but it isn’t too bad. Other than school and work, I play a good amount of ping-pong in my free time. And that’s pretty much it so far. It has been a great first month, over-all.
For school, we have gone through five books so far: Philemon, Titus, Ephesians, Galatians, and we just finished Mark yesterday. It’s been fun seeing the historical background of the books, and seeing what things meant to the original hearers or readers. My favorites so far have been Titus and Mark. I loved Titus because it re-taught me the value and importance of having hope for an eternal life, and Mark because Jesus is displayed with so much emotion. This week we are going through Luke, followed by Acts the next week. These are the biggest books we’ll be doing this quarter, so please pray for endurance for myself and the rest of my class, haha. So far, I feel like hope and faith have been the big ideas for me. Seeing what those ideas meant to the people Jesus taught, as well as to those the books were written, has been fascinating. It has also been a challenge, because it has really forced me to look at who I am and what I’m made out of spiritually. I see the standard, which is Jesus, and I am really seeing just how far away I am from that. But the more I am challenged, the more opportunity I have to grow, and for that I am very thankful.
If you have any questions or want to know anything specific, please let me know, and I’d be happy to answer. I wasn’t really sure what to include or what would be interesting to hear, so I thought I’d go general for now and see what you guys want to know.