Wednesday, December 23, 2015

God's Love

Ni hao (hello)

My name is Paul Anderson. I live on the small island of Kinmen. I teach in two Elementary schools, He-pu and Jinsha and I love it.

Sometimes I wonder what qualifies me to teach in such a wonderful place to such wonderful children (mostly wonderful :-P) And thinking about it, I often feel I am not qualified, that they deserve better than what I can give, that surely someone out there who has perfect grammar and wonderful ideas is just waiting to come teach and I am in the way. This way of thinking kept me from coming when I first heard about this amazing opportunity.

What I want to say is this: Never doubt what God calls you to do. God called me here to this place, I am not a perfect teacher, I mess up more often than I would like to admit, but God called me here. He did not call me here so I can impart perfect grammar and pronunciation to first graders (but if I could, hey that’s awesome :), He called me here to love them and to show them His love. That is the best teaching you can do, to truly love.

So if you feel called to come, but doubt it, don’t: come and show God’s love.

~Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson, born in Pittsberg Texas, is the 8th of 10 children. He is 23 years old and has loved his time serving in Taiwan. Kinmen is the third location he has taught in, spending his first year in Yunlin, and then for another year in Taitung.

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