I lived in South Korea for 10 months. It was something of a shock going from my town of 15 thousand people to a city of 18 million in a foreign land, but I found strength in God, and many people I worked with were helpful. I taught ABCs with Ace and Christi.
I was able to teach them how to read English, and during the course of the year, my students and I developed wonderful relationships.
I cherish those memories and reflect on them often. I did a lot of growing up as an Educational Assistant, submerged myself in a different culture, forged some fantastic relationships, helped some people, and discovered a lot about God and how I personally relate to Him.
P.F., South Korea
My favorite, and this is my undisputed favorite experience in Guam, was God showing His Fatherly, loving, and caring hand on my life . . . until then I had never actually experienced it in such a way that made it a living reality in my life.
God provided my airplane ticket as a gift, and He gave me people to take care of me while I was there—people who cared not only about my physical needs but also about my spiritual needs. I also saw His hand in my life in details that would seem very insignificant, but to me were as real as God giving me gifts every single day!
I am so thankful that the Lord has given me the opportunity to serve the school here in Haiti and that He has and is teaching me valuable and rewarding lessons while I work with the children. The wonderful, miraculous blessings experienced here have changed my life forever.
I highly recommend the Educational Assistance program to every graduating senior. Being in a Third World country has opened my eyes to amazing things and showed me how blessed I am to have grown up in the United States. Educational Assistants are stretched in every way imaginable but are blessed beyond measure as well. Living without electricity and the comforts of a technologically advanced country is difficult, but it fosters a new appreciation for the blessing of home. More valuable than anything else is the spiritual growth and closeness to God experienced on a foreign field. Becoming an Educational Assistant is an experience that has changed my life forever.