Tomorrow morning I begin my summer semester.
It will be a busy summer semester, as I take 3 classes. For the 12 weeks of summer, for 6 of the 12 weeks I’ll have 3-4 hour intensive classes from 8:30-12, from Monday through Friday. So it’s gonna be busy.
As goes with the beginning of any semester, I have mixed feelings. I’m anxious about having such a big load and weary from school in general. I’m anxious about how my classes will go and how I will interact with my classmates and professors. I wonder if I will be able to handle another busy semester.
At the same time, I’m excited for the friendships that I develop through my classes. I’ll become close with some people I have never met up to this point. And of course I will learn a lot from my classes. These things may be valuable for me in the future, whether it helps me as a missions organization leader in China, or it helps me in just having a greater understanding of God and His people.
This semester my classes are:
Teaching across Cultures – Craig Ott
History of the Expansion of Christianity – Alice Ott
Anthropology for Mission and Evangelism – Darrell Whiteman [visiting prof]
I think of Ezra’s words: “Because the hand of the Lord was on me, I took courage and…” (Ezra 7:28)