Saturday, October 17, 2009

Recent Chuuk Trip

Monday and Tuesday I made a short trip to Chuuk to check on our new teaching facility at Mizpah High School and give the TOEFL test to students interested in PIU. While it was a little disappointing that many of the scheduled test takers did not show up because of a scheduling conflict (we won't be able to offer another TOEFL in Chuuk until Spring 2010) I had several good meetings with church and school leaders. Some of our computers are set up at Mizpah and we have eight students right now taking PIU distance education classes. Our representative in Chuuk, Harvey Fritz, is confident that we will see more students sign up in January and even more in August of 2010. I enjoyed getting to know Curley Sos and Steioshy Manuel from  Mizpah High School and Logan Memorial Church. It was great to hear their vision for developing the ministries of the school and church and for outreach into the community. We explored several ideas about how PIU could cooperate with them. There are opportunities to develop our certificate in basic English program and Bible certificate programs for the community and in the outer islands of Chuuk. I was not able to meet with leaders of the Evangelical Church of Chuuk but we continue to hope that we can rebuild the relationship with them and continue the long-time partnership between ECC and PIU. We want to serve as much of the church and community in Chuuk as we can.

1 comment:

Curley Sos said...

I enjoyed our discussions, its all about glorifying our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This reminds me of Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: