It’s the end of the semester and Chinese New Year’s coming ~ so yesterday we were honoured to attend a big banquet celebration, hosted by the Principal, Mr. Lin and Chairman of the Parents Association, Mr. Tsai of Zheng-De Junior High School 正德國中 in Tamsui. A branch of their school, Xian-Xiao (or Hsien-Hsiao) 賢孝校區 is right next door to us here at St. John’s University, and most weeks during term-time, I’m there doing English conversation classes, and others from our church are there doing Life Values and Character Education classes. Then on Saturday mornings, some of their students come to Advent Church for homework and maths classes. So there’s a really good relationship between church, chaplaincy and school. Our good friend, Jasmine is in charge of the Xian-Xiao campus, and yesterday she invited us to a celebration banquet ~ these are the 2 photo collages she made of us all!
Yes, in case you’re wondering, it was very cold, and still is ~ but we had a wonderful time!
Thank you Jasmine and all in your school ~ Happy Year of the Monkey coming up ~ and thanks be to God for His many blessings!