I returned from Seoul, S. Korea several weeks back where I saw and experienced a prayer culture and movement in that country of Christ believers so dedicated to prayer. People in the midst of hustle and bustle of city life, still go for prayer meetings early in the morning at 4am and 6am. This is rare and almost extinct in developed countries where people in cities tend to be more self-centered. Almost every church of the 60,000 plus churches in Seoul alone has prayer going on every other morning. Almost every Christian Korean I met longs for, in prayer, God to move in great revival over North Korea: - that which once happened in Pyongyang in 1907-1910 which swept many souls into the kingdom of God will happen again in present day communist N. Korea (World War II divided the nation to the communist North and the democratic South with the flourishing church in current day South Korea and persecuted Christians in the North)
For decades, churches in S. Korea have been preparing teams of young pastors to be ready to share the Gospel once the doors open in the North. It’s no wonder that people say the Korean church will experience one of the greatest revivals ever. While I was there, I certainly caught and felt the tremendous heartbeat God has placed in the heart of Koreans for the unification of their nation and also revival. As great darkness covers N. Korea, so shall the glory of God arise over the nation (Isa 60:1-3)!
During the short 5 days in Seoul, a significant day in history also unfolded with the election of Park Geun Hye as South Korea's new president and first ever woman president to take office. People everywhere are wondering what her election will mean for the future of North-South relationships. So do continue to stand with Korea in prayer in this critical hour.
We are living in a critical hour where God’s people must rise up to make disciples of the nations and shine forth His glory even as darkness covers the earth!
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P.S. Here's a really powerful song for Korea.
SCGM Missions Breakfast:
Transforming Youth, Transforming Nations
Returning from Korea, I was invited to speak at Singapore Centre for Global Missions Breakfast meeting where it was a tremendous time with Singapore Church pastors and Missions pastors to connect the generations! I was able to challenge the leaders of the church to re-think its work with and for children and young people. I also shared strategies with much of the senior leadership present from different denominations on how Gen Y’ers (Youth and Young adults) can be reached, rescued, raised and released to reach, rescue, raise and release the 4-14 generation.
The work of reaching the young generation is not just at the doorstep of our churches but IN our churches!!
YTN SG CONNECT!
In Singapore, we had a fruitful time of discussion at YTN SG CONNECT with Young leaders from different fields like Media, Worship, Sports, Pastors, Emerging Youth leaders, Next Gen(4-14), Prayer, Missions, Disadvantaged and Marginalised. They comprise Video producer, Music composers and Worship leaders, Sports Coalition facilitator, Youth Pastors, Prayer leaders of Children movement, Missions leaders, New Generation Church leaders, as well as emerging generation leaders working with children and women at risk.
We want to continue to believe in Young leaders to bring positive biblical transformation into society! We can do more together than we can alone! This saying is so true: If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together! Do pray with us as we are seeing God move in ways that we have never seen before.
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