From Ruth and George P:

posted Mar 31, 2018, 4:21 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Mar 31, 2018, 4:21 PM ]

(Excerpt from an email shared with Pastor Del)

“We are enjoying our sabbatical, and it's a healthy blend of free time and space to work on our own projects and assignments related to my work for Messiah.  We are hosted here by Methodist College, with whom Messiah has an academic relationship, and they have been very gracious hosts providing housing, local hospitality and orientation to life in this very lively and multicultural urban center.  Our neighborhood is a virtual paradise for my project related to interfaith leadership and peace-making:  we live across the street from two Hindu temples, and within a 10 minute walk from our apartment there is a mosque, a Buddhist temple, a Chinese temple, and three churches.  It's a perfect "laboratory" for my project, and I'm meeting local interfaith peace-makers and learning about their work. 

Ruth is also enjoying living among so many Chinese (roughly half of the population of Kuala Lumpur are Malaysians of Chinese ancestry), and she is continuing her writing having just sent in an article for a Chinese Christian magazine.”