Reverend Joseph Choi is a Korean American pastor currently working three jobs: as a U.S. Army Reserves chaplain, as a hospital chaplain, and as an English ministry pastor at a local Korean immigrant church. What does that look like in terms of schedule? Choi’s full-time job is his role as a hospital chaplain at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, CA, where his weekdays are spent. As an Army Reserves chaplain, he is required to attend trainings with his unit one weekend per month, but for the three other weekends of the month, he serves as an English ministry pastor at Sanctification Presbyterian Church in Gardena.
Korea Campus Crusade for Christ (KCCC) will be hosting its annual conference for youth and college students once again, this year from December 21 to 24 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Higher Calling Conference, which is themed “Go Beyond” this year, focuses on creating a space for young people to discover their God-given callings, and to be inspired to take part in sharing the gospel in various contexts, including their homes, schools, workplaces, and overseas.
On a given weekend in Los Angeles, a newcomer to one church plant can find both a charismatic and a Presbyterian pastor at the Sunday worship service, while passersby of another church plant might hear music from the church's weekend party or mixer.
A pastor’s ministry with teens in juvenile hall led to the birth of yet another ministry: a regular gathering of Christians to pray about various issues that affect the nation. The meeting is called “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself,” and takes place on the last Tuesday of every month. September 29th was the second gathering.
An extremist Hindu group in Nepal is warning foreign Christian missionaries to leave the country, blaming Christians for “corrupting the country.”
"You can do it -- you can share the gospel. Even someone like me can share the gospel. You all can do an even better job than me." In-Tae Kim, a member of L.A. Full Gospel Church, shared these words at the evangelism seminar that took place at Love Korean Church on the evening of September 25. He said evangelism is not something one does, but something one makes. Kim has shared the gospel to at least 500 people since he moved to Los Angeles in 2002. What is his secret?
Over 100 Korean and Mongolian boys came together to play baseball for a week from August 9 to 15 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in a training camp organized by the Salvation Army Korea. The camp consisted of three teams from South Korea and three teams from Mongolia.
College students from all over the world have been exposed to the gospel at a university in perhaps an unexpected location: Mongolia. Mongolia International University is the only university in the country that teaches all of its classes in English. But even more importantly, the university was founded in 2002 with a missional purpose to reach students in Mongolia with the gospel.
Bible Verses on Peace: 12 Important Scriptures That Explain Why There Is No Peace Apart from Jesus Christ
All people seek peace during their lifetime. The world defines peace as freedom from “disturbance” and “the cessation of war or violence.” Many non-profit organizations exist to promote peace between nations and communities, and to alleviate human suffering by meeting basic needs for survival. All of that is very important, but the peace that exists on this earth is fleeting, momentary, and temporary. True peace exists in eternity and comes from Jesus Christ.
Crossing Borders, a Christian non-profit dedicataed to helping North Korean refugees, is hosting a fundraiser in Irvine called "Eat for North Korea," or "E4NK," on September 16 at 7:30 PM at the Urban Seoul 2.0 restaurant in Irvine Spectrum. Regular admission is $60, and $75 for a t-shirt along with admission.
As hundreds of thousands of refugees have been flooding into the European continent seeking asylum, refugees have been faced with delay, mistreatment, and lack of access to food or proper shelter for several days. Christian relief organizations have been taking steps to provide immediate needs for the refugees. "It is the largest crisis of its kind in the region since the Second World War," the Samaritan's Purse said in a statement.
Gang members are coming to Christ, students are being cured of suicidal tendencies, taken back from a life of drugs and violence, and hundreds of others are finding new hope in life at the California public schools.
A Cup of Water International, a Korean non-profit organization that focuses on sharing the gospel and providing clean water to various people groups around the world, recently visited Guatemala, specifically the Ki'che' people, from June 16 to 29. During this recent trip, the team was able to continue the process of installing water filters to provide clean water to the villagers, as well as engage more directly in evangelism.
The Pastor of Iraq's only Christian radio station that reaches over eight million listeners in the country narrowly escaped a bomb blast in a garage where he had gone to repair a Church bus. A post from the Church website run by Pastor Maher Fouad said that "our Baghdad church bus broke down and needed a spare part. Pastor Maher and a deacon from the church went to a garage to fix it.
Persecution against Christians has been fierce in Syria, as many have been kidnapped, killed, and displaced from their homes. However, despite the chaos surrounding the evangelists, many are continuing to share the gospel, according to reports.