Yesterday I flew to Korea. I’m hear to speak for the weekend. So far we’ve had a great time.
I think the highlight was when my buddy Lorin, who traveled with me, asked our host (a U.S. civilian who runs a youth ministry on the Yongsan military base over here), “So is it true that they eat dog over here?”
More on that hilarious conversation in a minute.
We flew over here yesterday on a direct flight from San Francisco (2 hours from my house) to South Korea (near Seoul). The flight left at 11:30 am and was about 12 hours. So we landed about midnight California time, but it was 4PM the next day in Korea.
I didn’t sleep on the plane for two reasons:
1. It’s uncomfortable anyway in coach! 🙂
2. I figured that I wanted to sleep a good night’s sleep when I arrived… so I didn’t want to mess with my sleep.
Mission successful. I stayed awake for the whole flight, reading, watching the in flight movies, etc. then met the people I’m going to minister with for the weekend, went to my hotel and slept a good 8 hours right away!
So it was on our ride from the airport that my friend Lorin asked, “So do they eat dog over here?”
Randy, our host, says, “Yes, but it’s not like they just kill dogs on the street. They raise then like cattle.”
Lorin says, “What!!!”
I’m laughing. So I ask, “What kind of dog?”
Randy says, “I don’t know what kind of dog it is. They kind of look like Old Yeller.”
Lorin and I both say in perfect unison, “They raise Labradors for food?!!!”
“Yes, it’s not bad.”
To which Lorin says, “You’ve had it!!!”
I can’t even talk at this point because I’m laughing at Lorin. Plus, I’m trying to figure out how to tell my daughter that they raise and eat yellow labs. I’m sure they aren’t really yellow labs. I think I’m going to have to research that one. But it sure was a humorous conversation.
We eventually got on the military base and met some of the workers for the ministry here reaching out to the teenagers that have parents in the military. Great group of people. I look forward to ministering with them for the weekend (I speak to the kids Saturday, then preach Sunday and doing a parenting workshop)
Today I speak three times to the kids here at the ministry here on the US Military base. Pray for this time. There are going to be about 200 that I’m speaking to. Most of what I’ll be doing today is outreach. So pray as I share the Gospel and invite the kids to respond.
Also pray that I don’t eat Old Yeller!