JOY in South Korea

For Refugees 2018.04.23 17:11

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JOY in South Korea


The first time I came to South Korea I was overjoyed. When I reached Incheon Airport, I was warmly welcomed by some good Koreans who put a wider smile on my face. They said hello to me, and I also said hello with my smiling face. Then they directed me to the airport bus. When I got to the bus, the bus driver was such a nice man; he helped me carry my belongings onto the bus and told me to feel at home. Then we drove up to Itaewon. Upon reaching Itaewon I was a little confused since I was new to the place and had no knowledge of the language. But thank God I found two Korean ladies who told me they were Jehovah's Witnesses and that they would help me out with anything I wanted in Korea. As time went by we became good friends. We would go together to most places, and they got me shelter. Basically I then felt at peace. We would have bible study every Saturday and then we would go to parks to refresh our minds. Then we would meet again on Sunday. I am so thankful for meeting the Korean ladies who welcomed me into the Korean community, for making me feel loved in a new country.

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