Dear friends and families around the Globe,
It’s been a long while since the last time I wrote to you. My apologies. But it is also with deep gratitude that I write to you now to thank you for all your support and prayers for us this past year! As SeungHee and I went through many ups and downs in 2022, the grace of God has held, enabled, and built us up all the more through it all. We could not have found such grace without you standing with us. It was a tremendous blessing to see the last day of the year and be able to say it. Thank you!
Now, as we move into this significant new year, I ask you to keep praying with us and fueling the endeavors God has placed in our hands. We shall see the end of 2023 awaiting us with the increasing dominion of the Lord and a greater future in His Kingdom for the world!
Let me fill you in on our stories from 2022 and what we anticipate in 2023. I’ll start with the most recent events and then go back to the earlier times in 2022 to recap.
Continue reading “2022 Winter Newsletter” →
An Empty Nest Full Of Blessings
Thursday night 2 weeks ago, we arrived at home in Sligo after 34 hours of travel. The house had been empty for a couple of months, and it felt so chilly. It brought us back the memory of the very first day when we got here with our three children 6 years and 10 months ago. It was a stormy day with lots of winds, rain, and snow. Though our home had been quite busy with the homeschool for our kids and numerous student gatherings in ministry, now the sense of empty-nestedness suddenly rushed in. It took a few days to warm up the whole place. Nevertheless, we came back filled with all the blessings as described in the last update, and we are grateful this Christmas season. Continue reading “In The Fullness of Time, God Sent His Son” →
Greetings to you from Korea!
When Yujin went off to college in London for his higher-level training in performing arts in September, about which I’ll tell you more below, the first thing SeungHee and I decided to do as fresh empty nesters was to visit our folks in Korea. Though we had been doing as much as we could in ministry, a good part of it was still limited due to Covid restrictions which gave us time. Then, we unexpectedly bumped into round tickets to Korea at an affordable price – How divine! So, here we are! It’s been a couple of months in Korea, spending most of our time with the families. God has blessed us so much on this trip, and we’ve been enjoying every bit of it! We just had no idea that it was going to be this much extended unexpectedly. Continue reading “2021 Autumn/Winter Newsletter” →
SeungHee wrote this Christmas greetings to you all. The family picture above is from last Christmas. 한글로 보시려면 이곳을 클릭해주세요!
Our dear friends in the Lord,
It’s Christmas time!
Being far apart in 3 different continents, but still together in the love of God, we as a family send you a sincere Christmas greetings!
Looking back the year of 2020, most our times we have been limited, prevented, not allowed in many ways in our lives. Yet, surprisingly we have been able to do many other things we would’ve not done otherwise in our simplified lives.
Personally I have been able to find more time to reflect the true meaning of Christmas as I was decorating the Christmas tree with lights and ornaments. I felt like I was doing it only for Jesus not anyone else as if I was preparing a birthday party for Him like I used to for my three children! Truly Jesus is the beginning of and the reason for Christmas celebration!
At first, 2020 appeared to be just lost times but gradually I have been able to realize there are many reasons to be grateful! Without a doubt, the love and the comfort of God have always been there in my life, more than enough. Also, my heart has grown to appreciate many little, yet precious blessings I used to take for granted. Moreover, my faith in trusting the Lord has become firmer in humility and it’s a great gain of treasure!
We are also grateful to our God for you, and as a family we would like to say to you that we thank you, miss you and cheer you with all our hearts.
May this Christmas season bring you closer to our God whose love endures forever, and may you find many reasons to be grateful to Him!
SeungHee on behalf of family
Greetings, friends and families!
This is a long overdue update for you. My apologies! And, thank you so much for staying faithful to us with your prayers and support in the meantime! My prayer is that you and your family would find strength from our Heavenly Father in your everyday life and His abundant goodness in all your needs. I’ve got much to share, more about the family than the ministries this time. I will try to be brief.
Reaching the Peak of the Year – WOSM in India
I was in India last August and September to run WOSM, a YWAM missions training course, for local Indian missionaries. It was an amazing time with the total 27 students, and God gave us a good success. They were highly dedicated and gifted workers for the kingdom, and it was absolutely my honor to serve them. The training was intensive and effective. When it was over, their complaint was that it was just too short. But, it was timely for the hosting ministry as they were about to regroup the entire ministry and move the main operation location. Continue reading “2020 Fall Newsletter PART 1” →
Workshop On Strategic Missions
I’ve got an important project this summer, which is a training course for local missionaries in India this August. For the needs in the field and the given circumstances, I’ve made a few major changes in it, and it is now a 3-week intensive workshop. Please pray for this!
In recent years, it has been getting tougher and tougher for expat missionaries to enter and stay in India because of the fundamental Hindu government. It is now more important than any time before to train and equip local missionaries so they can multiply ministries by themselves. Especially, northern India and the Himalayas (north of the extended line of Delhi and Kolkata) have the most concentrated unreached people groups (100 million people) in the world with massive demonic activities, yet very few missionaries and very few Christians in the region. Though it’s been 227 years since the first Protestant missionary William Carey came to India in 1792, this area still remains as one of the 7 most strategic mission fields today. It is necessary to aggressively expand ministries in the region for the kingdom of God! Continue reading “2019 Summer Newsletter” →
Irish Spring Greetings to You!
We hear some of you have moved, some started something new, some even thriving, most doing well where you are, yet some struggling with issues. We do pray that the Lord will keep you and give you grace for today… and again tomorrow! His love never fails!
And, here we give you our updates. We’ve been busy with a few projects already since January. Our application for another visa extension we had submitted in January went well, and we got another year in Ireland in March. Thank you for prayers! Continue reading “2019 Spring Newsletter” →
Dear friends and families around the globe,
2018 has been a victorious year as a family in many ways by the grace of our Heavenly Father, and we can’t thank you enough for all your support and prayers that have been enabling us to walk through it all. And here is an encouragement from the Lord for you: “And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded.” – Jesus (Matthew 10:42)
This is our first Christmas time as a family without two of our children, Kevin and Hyejin. We miss them terribly, but are happy that they are doing well in the Lord and we still have Yujin with us!
Kevin, New York
Continue reading “Merry Christmas To You All!” →
Dear friends and families,
Hope and pray you are all well in the Lord! It’s been a while again, and I’ve got a lot to bring you up to date, but will try not to dump too much on you. I’ll, of course, share more, if you personally contact me, though. 🙂
The India trip back in April was successful. My teaching went very well for their training course, and it was good to be back in India after many years to see my old friends. Thank you for all your support and prayers! They wanted me to come back next year not only to teach again for the next school, but also to set up and run a whole new training course for them. What a blessing and an opportunity to serve them to reach further among the unreached, because the new training course is all about training and launching new missionaries into the most critical areas in the world!
Continue reading “2018 Fall Newsletter” →
This is a quick update (which got a bit longer – find out why below) on our current needs about what I initially shared in the last winter newsletter.
First, we are very encouraged and thankful to tell you that most of the following needs have been met in time – EUR 800 for the car repair costs (wiper motor, ignition coils, and other minor repairs), and USD 3,400 for the first quarter of Kevin’s spring semester tuitions and fees. We were blown away by the generous gifts from a couple of donors, though we don’t even know who the second person was! We deeply thank God and those of you who gave for the sacrificial and timely giving! Continue reading “Quick Update on Current Needs” →