More on my adventure —  I decided to try to to join the 2nd group at church as a regular participant instead of the foreigner group I’ve been attending almost since the beginning of last year. I”m doing this in accordance with the growing participator model, however it seems to have been not looked upon very favorably by some of the very high top people in church so I have to get permission from the head pastor and the elder who is mainly in charge of the foreigner group.