Hello all,

I thought it was about time I include some pictures of why I'm really in Vancouver. Yes, classes are in full swing at Regent College, and I'm starting to establish some semblance of a routine. The routine is: go to class, spend all other time reading for class, unless of course something more appealing comes up. Ah. Luckily, this weekend is the Regent retreat in Washington. Apparently it's only a couple hours away. Students, staff and profs are all invited, so I"m pretty excited. I'm tenting. I'll let you know how it goes.

So here's some pictures of Regent. There's the front of the building, with the little courtyard. Then the chapel, where most of my classes take place. Finally, a picture of some of the girls I've met and started a prayer group with. Most are Americans. Left to right, it's Julia, Amanda, Melanie, Lisa, Tora, Danice (my roommate) and I. We're all first year students.

The steepest learning curve is definitely in Hebrew. It's pretty much a bunch of wavy lines and dots. And a lot of making coughing sounds in your throat. I did find out that my Hebrew prof, V. Philips Long, or Phil, translated part of my Bible. Crazy. He worked on 1 and 2 Samuel in the New Living Translation. For serious. Check your Bible.

I've decided I'm a Saskatoon magnet. I tend to attract people from Saskatoon. Since seeing Lisa, which is still the freakiest thing ever, I ran into Chris Polachic on campus, and today I met a girl I graduated with at Walter Murray - she was waiting at the same bus stop as me. She's doing her master's in theoretical physics here at UBC. Now, I admit, the chances of meeting these people was probably more like one in 40 000 (number of UBC students) than one in 2 million. But still. Come on.

Please keep praying that we'll get a working phone soon. I miss you all.