About a year ago, I received a suggestion from an anonymous reader to write about what it's like for an Aspie to study a foreign language for the ministry (as opposed to academic reasons). The same person also requested info about being an Aspie on the mission field. I'm a missionary kid (MK), and I studied Japanese with tutors, at a Japanese elementary school part-time, through an after-school program, at church, at Bible camp, and last but not least, in drama club.
I thought often about this topic of learning another language, wondering how to scrape the surface of an experience I spent my life on from ages 3 to 17. Here's the answer!
14, 15, Foreigner: MK in Japan
This new blog contains the story of my time as a missionary kid in Japan in 1998, the year I turned 15. The posts are taken directly from my diary, with the added sparkle that my years studying English Language Arts were able to provide. Here's your chance to see what it's like to try to learn a foreign language while being a foreigner yourself.
How this topic applies to Christian Living:
I Corinthians 13:1
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.