Last Lord’s Day in Korea

Last Lord’s Day morning I preached twice for Pastor Kim in the Hehrim Church, in Seoul, Korea–a congregation of 2500 people. Close to half of the people come to the first service, which includes many children (I preached on Luke 22:31-32) and the rest of the members come to the second service (photo 1) which includes many young people and young adults (I preached on Numbers 14:24). Rev. Changwon Shu was my able translator for both services (In photo 2, Changwon and his wife Myeungja are on the left; on the right are Pastor Seomoon who has translated 80 English books into Korean, including many titles by Dr. Lloyd-Jones, and Pastor Kim and his wife).

In the evening I preached for the Hyansen Church in Seoul, Korea. In photo 3, the pastor and his wife are on the right. He is a faithful, humble man who also serves on the Board of the KIRP (Korean Institute of Reformed Preaching), and is very supportive of Reformed experiential preaching and of our church in Grand Rapids. Their son (who is applying to PRTS to study for the ministry) and daughter-in-law are on the left. It was great to speak with them. It was also great to meet Jaerok and his family in this church (photo 4), where Jaerok serves as an intern under the pastor’s supervision. Jaerok attended our church for several months while studying in Grand Rapids earlier this year, and hopes to study at PRTS beginning next year, DV.

It was also good to meet several other godly young men in the last few days who are hoping to study at PRTS in the coming years and are in various stages of their education. Pray that God will send forth thousands of young men around the globe to sound Reformed seminaries with the heartfelt calling, “Woe unto me if I preach not the gospel!”

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