February 2, 2006—


Being here in Hong Kong is one of the greatest experiences I have ever had! It has at many times tested my Endurance, Faith, Devotion and Leadership. Today we learned about the importance of listening to our authorities. We were able once again to see a skit about the good sailor and the bad sailor and how the good sailor received a crown because he obeyed his authority (God) whereas the bad sailor received the opposite.

The next lesson we did was Obedience. It was interesting after having spent a little over an hour cutting out frog legs, arms and body's and then seeing them disappear as you give them to the kids. We learned how God sent the plague of frogs on the Egyptians and how the frogs jumped to obey God, thus the frog craft. Then we went down to see the pharaoh story and how God sent the plagues on Pharaoh because he would not let his people go.

Students in large group

Tim and his girls

It has been interesting working with such a big team of over 30 kids. Sometimes it is easy to keep there attention, and at other times you need to go to extremes and help point them in the right direction, even if it does mean throwing your back out in order to let them see better. I am so excited to be here, and I can't wait to see what else God has in store this week.

—Tim Brown
ATI Student from NY