I've discovered that many of the priests are sons of priests or have brothers or sisters who are priests. The wife of the Vicar of this church is also the daughter of priest and her brother is a priest. Wow.
We headed back to the hotel -- which was not as easy as it normally would be given the fact that the roads were closed due to the big Hi Seoul festival that was going on. It was difficult when they came to get us, and it was even harder getting back! The driver (a member of the parish who had lived in Rancho Palos Verdes for a long time, had to drop us off in front of the Dunkin Donuts across the street -- no way to get in! So, all was well.
We went back to the hotel in time for my 5:00 appointment, which went well.
6:00 we were in the Plaza Hotel ballroom for dinner with the Mayor of Seoul -- he hosted all of the EAM members and the special 125th anniversary guests. What a lovely closing dinner! Here are pictures from the ending dinner -- including our LA group picture (I got up and called for the people of Los Angeles to get up and have our picture taken -- and that triggered an avalanche of picture taking by other groups -- but LA - -the LARGEST group, was first. You can't see me, but I'm smiling right now.
So....ending our time in South Korea -- until next time!
And and Stephen Yoo.