Here it is: http://englishworship.blogspot.kr
I had done some research on finding a church in Daejeon. There is a group on Facebook that is for Christians in Daejeon, and they posted a list of all the English churches in Daejeon. I'm on the far east side of the city, on the southern side, so I didn't really want to go far up north or far west.
This church is about 45 minutes away (20 minutes to the subway, a 20 minute subway ride, and 5 minutes walking). I didn't think it would take that long, so I was late in getting there.
I walked in and sat down. Five minutes later, they had all the visitors stand up and introduce ourselves. When we did that, I saw one of my friends from EPIK standing up too (he was our class leader), and another friend from EPIK was sitting beside him. Woo-hoo! I know people! Shocked, aren't you?
So when it was my turn, I said, "Hello. I'm Angela Hevron, and I'm from Dallas, Texas", and I hear this big "YEAH!" coming from the front of the church. These are his words, "When I heard you, I knew you were from Texas, and I was like YES!"
Then it was time for everyone to say hi to everyone, and 5 people immediately rushed up to say hi to me. That never happens! The guy who was excited that I was from Texas was the first person I met. He is a Texas Tech Red Raider from Fort Worth. I met another lady from Fort Worth, and I was actually sitting next to three people from Tyler, Texas. Small world!
I felt so welcome.
We had a guest speaker and then sang a few songs which I knew. Bonus!
After that, we were all invited to have some refreshments with everyone. I met a man from Connecticut who came here 11 years ago for a job, said he would not be staying, and that was 11 years ago. He's now married with a little girl. I met a couple who teach here and have taught all over the world.
Then all the visitors sat down with the pastor and talked a bit. He is from Nepal, and his wife is from India. He was so nice and welcoming. Everyone was welcoming.
Afterwards, I headed downstairs with everyone else, and we all stood around talking. I met several Hagwon teachers who were very friendly. They invited me to go eat lunch with them. There were 8 of us total, and we went to an underground food court.
This food court had everything, from Burger King to Krispy Kreme (but not with hot donuts) to Japanese food to Chinese food.
I had Japanese food. It was good. Colt, my new friend from Fort Worth, recommended it. Then we walked around to find some dessert.
And look what we found? Auntie Anne's! I LOVE their cinnamon sugar pretzel sticks. Yum-mo!
All in all, it was a good day. I felt very welcome at the church, and I'm excited to go again. Thank you God!