The week before Valentine’s Day, my students taught me a new word, “ship”. According to them, to “ship” means to support or be in favor of two people getting together.
About Amy J
Amy loves mountains, teaching and young people. She combines these three loves by spending a month a year teaching in village schools around Asia. With the hope of living in a village one day, she spends much of her time meeting youth, reading, writing and attempting to cook, all in the bid to live simply. Recently, she has been blessed with a daughter and so her career title has shifted from Youth Trainer to Mum-in-training.
You can read more of her motherhood musings on her personal blog
Entries by Amy J
If the interviewers knew the type of student I was in school, they would probably have rejected my application right away. I was hyperactive, restless, and even “overly dramatic”—according to one teacher’s description in my report card.
After six years, I was annoyed with the whole Sunday school affair. Crazy action songs. Kiddy puppet Bible stories. Even the sweets for reciting the week’s memory verse no longer appealed to the pre-teen in me.
I was 11 years old when my family went on a holiday to Beijing; that was my first trip to China. One morning, my brother became ill and had to stay in the hotel to rest. As my mum had to be with him, she told me to buy breakfast from the food store in front of the hotel.
YMI (which stands for Why Am I?), is a platform for Christian young people all over the world to ask questions about life and discover their true purpose. We are a community with different talents but the same desire to make sense of God’s life-changing word in our everyday lives.
YMI is a part of Our Daily Bread Ministries.