Korean Ministry: Re-Engaged

In September I wrote a couple of posts about an opportunity the Lord was giving me to re-engage with a local Korean congregation in the community. We were very involved with the church from 1997 – 2005 and had a terrific ministry relationship with them. The church was so supportive of our ministry to international students enrolled at Texas A&M University that they made us their eighth, and first American, missionary family to receive monthly financial support.

A&M Korean Christian Fellowship

The church has gone through some changes and is now meeting for Sunday worship services on the campus of Texas A&M. This past Sunday, an alumnus of the seminary that I graduated from (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas), was a guest preacher and I was invited to join the church in worship. At the conclusion of the service many pictures were taken and I joined the church members as a group photo was taken.

Members of the Thursday Night Bible Study

My renewed involvement with the church began when the lead elder contacted me in July and asked me to facilitate an English language Bible study for interested Korean students and families. In September, two Korean families, two single Mainland Chinese men who are students of one of the Korean professors in the church, and I started meeting on Thursday evenings at our home for the study of God’s Word.

When we meet, we read a chapter from the Gospel of John from a simplified English language version of the Bible. As we read we discuss the meaning of the Scripture and its application to our lives. We also discuss the meaning and pronunciation of words the students may have questions about. This gives the students an opportunity to practice their English reading, comprehension, and conversation skills.

A couple of the folks in the mid-week small group will be returning to their homelands in December. The small group will continue and we pray that the Lord will add more to our number for the study of God’s Word.

I am thankful to the Lord for the opportunity that He has given me to be involved in ministry with this very evangelistic and missions-oriented congregation.

~ reach students … disciple the “nations” ~

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