By Justin Kim on Jun 20, 2012 | Filed under Featured
This past Friday, Koinonia was able to hear some sharings from the Cambodia team that recently served in the early part of this summer. John gave us a comprehensive summary of how blessed the students and staff were by immersing themselves in the mission field, even through the sweltering heat and fevers and aches. We’re glad that the Cam team came back safely, and we hope to see more eager and willing people sign up for next year’s trip!
After the sharing, each class headed to its respective activity. The new sophomores (wow, feels kinda strange to write that) decided to be tough and rugged and hike up to the Big C, braving the darkness and unsettlingly steep incline to the top of the hill. Needless to say, by the time we reached the top of the hill, we were panting heavily like there was no tomorrow and feeling the uncomfortably taut tension in our calf muscles. (Now I remember why I don’t go to the Big C that often). Still, it was quite an accomplishment for all of us to gaze upon the Bay Area panorama with its captivating, twinkling yellow lights in the distance.
Of course, to reward ourselves for such a rigorous hike, we headed to Nation’s and indulged in the famous Banana Cream pie!
On Saturday, for those who wanted to satisfy the cravings of their palate, we headed to the Off the Grid food trucks located conveniently in Alameda. A delightful buffet of Korean, Filipino, and classic American choices all tantalized us, but most of us settled on the Filipino food. Apparently, their loompias and pancit are regarded as one of the best in the country!
Since the sun decided to be unreasonably hot that day (about the high 80s), making it difficult to even open our eyes in the blinding light and heat, we unanimously agreed to head to Loard’s ice cream to find some relief. Walking into that air-conditioned place was a definite relief from the heat!
Perfect for cooling down. Also cool to look at.