“Prayer Requests for a Trip to Seoul, South Korea”
by Sovereign Grace Ministries
In case you don’t know, I’m going to Seoul, South Korea tomorrow. (And in case you don’t know, it’s because I have relatives there. I’m Korean.) I will leave my house in less than 12 hours. I was on Google a couple nights ago, looking to see if Grace Community Church has any church plants in Seoul that I might be able to visit. While I didn’t find any from GCC, I did find that Sovereign Grace Ministries has a church plant there. So I clicked the link and I watched the video. Go ahead: click through the link and watch the video they have. It will take 11 minutes and 29 seconds of your life. But it will be worth it.
The pastor and his wife have astutely noticed the worldliness of the ambitions of many in the Korean church. This is something I have seen growing up in a Korean-American church, and I imagine it must be all the more prevalent in Korea. But the video is not all about the diagnostic; it is also about the cure. The pastor also used to be trapped by worldly ambition, until he was introduced to Sovereign Grace Ministries, which showed him the power and joy of a gospel-centric church. This led him to come to America to train at the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. Now, having been sent by SGM, he pastors a church in Seoul.
C.J. Mahaney makes an appearance at the end to talk about how the support of SGM church members has made possible the pastor’s stay at the Pastors College, the recent departure of an SGM church pastor to stay at the church for a while, down to the church plant itself. Oh, what a joy it is to give for the sake of the gospel! What a joy it is to give to give that God might be glorified! What a joy it is to see the giving come to fruition! I pray, brothers and sisters, that we might be inspired to take financial risks to advance God’s cause here on earth.