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 Christian”? This proved to be a God appointed time as each question moved from a little skepticism to a genuine hunger to know more. Midway through the rehearsal David asked Teira to practice sharing a testimony, and Teira shared about our Ao1 Intercession Outreach in 2011 and how God laid Korea on our hearts to pray for fervently. This was icing on the cake because Teira and the team had no idea what was going on in the sound booth with Geoff her dad and the Pastor of the church. After Teira’s testimony, the Pastor was almost in tears, and to put it simply the deal was sealed.
This church has ten floors. Megan, Geoff and Tayne are on the 9th floor, the girls are on the 8th floor and the boys and men are on the 7th floor. Each floor has its own bathroom and showers and the girls also have extra showers on the 4th floor.
We will be doing our “Audience of One” first fruits performance this afternoon here at the church. This is our very first performance for God alone. People may come and watch as they please but initially this is for the Father and something that we do on every outreach. Pray that through God’s strength and wisdom we are able to serve His purposes during this time, from the smallest detail to the biggest. We have certainly been blessed by Tamara Liebenthal and her family. Pray we are a constant reflection of our Father, and that all the hard work that Tamara has established here will bare tremendous fruit. We are thankful for this lady and her family and all that they are doing here.