Bread, Chinese and Koreans

Trip Start Jan 20, 2005
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Trip End Nov 17, 2005


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Sunday, September 18, 2005

During Medaka day we gave out free bread paid for by the church to people living in the flats, the photo is of the group of us who gave the bread out. This is appart of the churches service to the community, its just a way of creating an oppotunity to show the locals a bit of support. Many are apprehensive, espcially when we tell them it's free, free? they say with a sideways glance, so what do you want? how can it be free?

This is called going against the grain, it is something Christians should do until the culture as outlined by Jesus is commonplace.

It may not swell the numbers of the church but it does show an example to these people.


In the place I live, Kuala Ampang, there are 4 people that regularly talk to me and range in craziness. One is insane, for example, whenever he sees Charlotte (fellow gap placementer) he is convinced she is a German spy and talks to her in German this happens regularly. Whenever he sees me or Sanju he says "jus' come back from schoo'?" Everytime. Regardless of the time. After that he usually salutes the breadman and walks off talking to himself.
Another guy, we call him "Bon Soir" because during our time here we've been teaching him french, but all he can remember is Bon Soir (grey haired in the photo). He regualarly talks to us about, well, usually about me having to go to China to tell everyone to stop smoking. Or about going to the sun, or about how to make paper straws with chemicals his english is very bad so honestly this is just a guess at the meanings. The talks usually last about 20 mins, once he asked for some money after his ramblings, and i quote "I've taught you so much but you've given me nothing" His latest one is that I have to go home to England, talk to the Prime Minister so that the street stall owners in Kuala Ampang can get licenses, "i'll try my best" i tell him.

Next is Ben, (brown hair in the photo) he's not really insane he just drinks alot, and his teeth are totally gross, but atleast you can get some sense out of him.

Last is the guy that always asks me how I am, which is just nice, somehow he knows my name mm.

Finally, now i teach Korean housewives, their sons and daughters and nieces English, which is fun, theres a photo of 2 girls we teach. Also we went to a Korean missionary couple's house which had an outstanding view of KL, it looked jsust like a picture hanging on the wall. A living picture. Some people would probably pay alot to get a view like that, a sunset view everyday.
Anyway this couple are underground missionaries, they teach the Malay's which is against the law in Malaysia thus their identities have to be kept secret. Really it's that bad.

OK have a nice day
Jonny
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