My hope for the students, staff, and parents of the Dalat community is that over the next week you will be able to get the rest you need to let your 'souls catch up to you'.

There’s a story in the book “Springs in the Valley” that I would like to share with you this week. Many years ago, in the deep jungles of Africa, a traveler was making a long trek. Men had been engaged from a tribe to carry the loads. The first day they marched rapidly and went far. The traveler had high hopes of a speedy journey. But the second morning these jungle tribesmen refused to move. For some strange reason they just sat and rested. On inquiry as to the reason for this strange behavior, the traveler was informed that they had gone too fast the first day, and that they were now waiting for their souls to catch up with their bodies. 

My hope for the students, staff, and parents of the Dalat community is that over the next week you will be able to get the rest you need to let your “souls catch up to you.” I look forward to being back together again as a community in a little over a week.

Written by Karl Steinkamp

Karl Steinkamp is passionate about Dalat International School and training up young people. Karl was a student at Dalat and returned with a degree in education as a student teacher, high school principal, and now Head of School since 2006.
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