Gwangju, Monday 14th

The Team was split up a little today. Teira and Mateo went with Tamara to do a kindergarten class and Megan took Anna Renn, Brittany, and Katelyn to Mark Liebenthal’s English class. The rest of us got the opportunity to hike up Mudeung Mountain which is the highest mountain peak that looks right over the city of Gwangju. Pastor Ochul and DaeHyun took David, Curtis and the rest of the team up to the mountain. David and Curtis could only manage halfway but the rest of us were eager. It took us about 20 minutes to get to the top which had a two story lookout tower. It was a little hazy but that did not stop us from and awesome prayer time over the city of Gwangju and the nation of South Korea. We also prayed over Pastor Ochul and DaeHyun. Some of the things God showed us to pray for were for this generation of South Korean’s to rise up and take their rightful place in the Church. South Korea in the twenty plus years has sent more missionaries into world missions than any other nation. We also prayed for Godly families and their role in the Church, and that the Church would not bow to a religious spirit. We headed back down to where David and Curtis were, got in our respective vehicles and were taken back to the church. Megan and her crew were back from their slide show presentation at Mark’s class. That seemed to have gone well as Megan and the girls recounted their stories for us. For the rest of us it...

Gwangju, South Korea

We are a week into outreach and it doesn’t seem fair that all of three days were spent travelling. However we are in good spirits and God is definitely here in Gwangju, South Korea. We spent today in the city of Gwangju getting familiar with buses and a general sense of where we are with regard to the city. Saesoon Community Church is a literal landmark here and can be seen for miles around the city. Something God revealed to us while we were in worship and prayer this morning was that this church was a beacon for this city and nation as a whole and our time here is not a mistake. We have the privilege of worshiping in the highest place of Guangju, South Korea not just over the city but over the whole nation. This church has strong intercession and prayer times for North Korea. They have a huge map of North Korea broken into it’s regions. Each North Korean region has a specific intercession group assigned to it here at the church and they are ready to send people in as soon as the communism stronghold is broken to each region of North Korea. We were put through a test somewhat when the Pastor requested that we rehearse our songs so that he could watch the team and our performance shortly after our arrival. What was most impressive was the fact that our team members rose to the occasion not even blinking an eye due to being severely jet lagged. During the rehearsal a lot of questions were asked, the first being “Are these songs...