Wednesday, July 31, 2013

That Crazy Little Thing Called........Kindergarten??

Hello Everyone!!

     I love teaching!! I am currently co-teaching a class of 10 Korean kindergarteners. I am only 2 long days in, but I am loving it! Being that Kindergarten is the lowest level offered, I have the joy of speaking at a rate of 12wpm. Class goes a little something like this. "Please.........take............ out...............your...............notebook." Although this may seem to be annoying and a waste of time, I love the outcomes. As I collapsed at 10pm last night, I was reminded what an exercise of faith this truly is. Galatians 5:22 says, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, PATIENCE, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." God is certainly using this time in Korea to build a greater ability and desire for patience in me.

This morning as we finished our story about David and Goliath, I asked if anyone had prayer requests. Just to share a few for encouragement and laughs:
-Having faith to fight Satan like David Fought Goliath
-Overcoming a fear of eating Chickens
-no more bug bites at camp

Please pray for us as teachers, because each of us deal with different classroom dynamics. Some of us deal with an over-active class, while some of us are having a hard time connecting with some of the students in our class. Please pray against discouragement and a lack of focus on our TRUE GOAL.

Thank you so much for your encouraging words and prayers. We covet them, especially during this tough leg of our trip.

Audra Baumann


  1. Keep up the good work Audra. We are praying for you here on our side of the world. Thank you for writing such colorful blogs... I laugh at some and cry at others. It's wonderful!!

  2. Your mama does NOT have the second fear in her class! So glad to hear you are feeling better, and as for patience? Don't we ALL need our Fathers help with that!! Thank you for your prayer requests- we love being able to pray specifically! Hugs from home!!

  3. Enjoyed reading about your experience as a Kindergarten teacher so far Audra! You are obviously in the right place with that kind of patience you have exhibited. Looking forward to hearing more about your experiences. We are continuing to pray for you all.