I’ve got the older batch of Korean and Taiwanese ESL students – mostly younger teens. Many of them went to a church service for the first time yesterday. We weren’t with them, but here’s what they said…
“They gave us grape juice and said it was God’s blood? And biscuit but I didn’t know what that means. It was so crazy!”
“How do you spell ‘Jesus’?”
“They always make us stand up and sit down.”
“It looked like a school.”
I couldn’t make out everything they were trying to explain, especially since they didn’t understand what they were trying to explain. But apparently one Foursquare church was passing out packets of honey (?!) during the service… and of course the one our student got broke in his pocket and got sticky everywhere. Another one of our students started raising his hands and mimicking everyone else during the prayer/worship time. His Korean homestay partner asked what he was doing, and he said, “Trying to fit in!”
It seemed like most of them didn’t have a clue what was going on… alot of them were struggling to stay awake (and these are mostly big, P.A.O.C., professional worship band-type churches). Next Monday maybe they’ll be ready for a little Q&A session, though I’m not sure how I’ll explain the honey.