We have completed Week 2. Classes have begun! Add/drop period for classes is today so students have been contemplating their majors, their four-year plans, and their college lives. I have spent a lot of time serving as the students' advisor and have enjoyed doing this. They ask great questions, it is an easy way to discover their hopes and dreams, and I am able to get to know each of them personally. What is funny is that I am working here...but it doesn't feel like "work." It is a joy to serve, support, pray with, and love the students, and to share in this Shanghai experience with them. I feel very blessed.
I also began to teach classes again. I have now taught two speech classes and one education class. The speech classes meet for two hours at a time each week, and the education course meets once a week for three hours. I am getting more and more used to the setup in the classrooms. I am grateful to have Richard with me here. He helps me set up the audio in my classroom, makes me breakfast on the days that I teach (and even when I don't teach too), and he supports me in my work so much. I am a very lucky girl!