Saturday, August 21, 2010


Last week, on Thursday, I was getting ready to head to Plano to represent Math-U-See at a homeschooling convention. I checked my email, and lo and behold I had received... an acceptance letter and a scholarship to a PhD program in Singapore!

I applied a few months ago to a program at Nanyang Technological University for Language Documentation. I knew the program started in September and that I should be hearing yes or no relatively soon, but what a cool day! I remember sitting at my computer and trying to think through this opportunity - should I go or not? I realized that if I didn't go, I would probably second-guess myself for the rest of my life.

So I accepted the offer, filled out a visa application and hit the road for Plano for the weekend. This past week has been crazy busy with work, but I have a plane ticket to Singapore leaving Philly Thursday morning (I have to be in Singapore for registration on August 30th) and will be spending the next 3-5 years training to study an undocumented language in northeast India. What an adventure, eh? =)

I'd appreciate your prayers as I embark, and will try to keep you all updated via blog, pictures and video.. let me know if you have any questions.


David said...

Amazing Hiram! Prayers for this learning to bring the gift of literacy to the people who use that language, that it may thrive in a time of dying culture, and for Christ to have His Gospel shared as He wants in the midst of it all!

azzy629 said...

wow thats amazing! you are so blessed to have this opportunity! i wish u the best!

Ring Records said...

Thanks David! Thanks Aslynn! =)

suzette said...

wow, Hiram, I am really impressed... what a big decision! and did I understand this right: you got the acceptance letter and one week later you sit in a airplane for Singapore!?!? what a adventure! I am looking forward to read more about your Singapore-adventure! =) May God bless and guide you! Take care!