KOREA CHRISTIAN GOSPEL MISSION Dr. Yoon Kwon Chae & Kook Ja Chae, Directors Christian Children’s Home–Gospel Broadcasting–Christian College-Supporting Missionaries/Churches SUMMER 2016 Newsletter OUR DEAR AMERICAN FRIENDS, LUNAR NEW YEAR AND GRADUATIONS! Happy Lunar New Year of “the monkeys.” I was born in the year of the monkey. And so were eleven of our children. And that's a lot of monkeys in a house. Talking about lots of children, our babies are growing and as they grow, they fight, roll, grab, throw things and everything. So, we made our babys' rooms special monkey proof rooms. We padded all sides with the THICKEST PADS WE COULD FIND. And our babies think that it can stop even tanks. Besides, it's cold and snowing outside. The babies watched snow falling for the first time in their lives. And they were impressed, some of them even Pads and Helmets clapped their hands. One of our older children said "What if God made the snow black?" I don't want to see a 'black Christmas'. I can hardly wait until I have a chance to show children, graduating children are not a few. In fact 14 of them God's rainbows. them from many different schools this year. And once I attend one, I have to attend them all. And I usually take Our dorm-mothers may like it too...especially them to nice noodle lunches after the ceremony. Because those who take care of the toilet-training ages...they may graduation means a lot to them... many of them were be the busiest people in the world. They may be even wandering in the streets, some homeless and no busier than the firemen. The firemen are busy when schooling. etc. Now they are finishing schools which were there is fire, but what these girls take care of are like their dreams. They also have many dreams in future... constant fountains. They have to wake the children up some to become preachers, and some missionaries. One every two hours, still they often miss. And when they graduate wants to be a missionary to North Korea. miss, the whole area is in the state of emergency.... We thank God that we usually win in these emergencies and So please pray for the children who are graduating this thank the dorm-mothers for their patience. year, that their future dreams will come true! I have been running around attending the Please also pray for our sick children! GRADUATION SERVICES of our children. Having many OUR HOMEWORK In South Korea, just about everybody knows CONTENTS Jesus Christ. They know at least what Christmas is. But even in Asia, there are so many places where Jesus is not LUNAR NEW YEAR AND GRADUATIONS! 1 known and THAT'S OUR HOMEWORK, spreading Jesus and OUR HOMEWORK
1 His Love throughout Asia. CHRISTIANS CANNOT FAIL OR FALL! 2 There is a story about a Christian missionary who tried to reach an Airplane stewardess in China and LAUGHING JESUS
2 asked "Do you know Jesus Christ?" She checked a list and THE VICTORIOUS CROSS
3 answered, "He is not in the passenger list." We want to keep working so that everyone in Asia hears Jesus and IN LOVING MEMORY OF JEAN MORGAN 3 knows Him personally. DO YOU LOVE ME?
3 We helped a Church last month which had a big BOARD OF TRUSTEES
4 sign, but a strong wind brew the sign away. So, we helped to build up a sign again, this time, with a post box, so CONTACT INFORMATION
4 that those who are somewhat unfamiliar with Christ can exchange correspondences with Church people.
C HRISTIANS CANNOT FAIL NOR FALL! There are two kinds of people. When they fall; than that! In fact, they cannot even fall, because those who can stand up and those who can't. And Deuteronomy 33: 27 says "Underneath are the everlasting everybody falls sooner or later. People fall either by his arms." They cannot fail! In fact, Christians cannot fall out own mistakes or the others' words or actions and SOME of Christ's love. I held a funeral service of an 11 years old PEOPLE CAN STAND UP AGAIN while some never can. And I girl, a daughter of our Church member.. She became sick have seen plenty of both kinds in my life. when he was five and was sick for six years in bed. She lived a kind of life that many people asked "why?" But in I have seen both kinds among our children too her last moment of her life, she smiled and called "Jesus I and there are many examples of both kinds in the Bible. love you." To me, it was a TRIUMPHANT LIFE! Those who stood up again are like Joseph, Moses, Job etc. Job 14: 7 says "For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut
down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease!" I have just talked with one of our children who grew out of our Home. The world was not kind to him (I am afraid that this world is usually not kind to those who have no family background). He tried everything from garbage collector to messenger boy, and he starved more than he ate. But he never lost faith and never failed to go to Church and tithe. In fact, he was discharged from his job twice because he went to Church on Sunday. And now, he is a founder of a bread factory! He stood up again! Christians cannot fail, because their goals are high. Their goal is Jesus Christ and no goal can be higher Geon Children’s Transcription of the Bible LAUGHING JESUS I am enclosing a picture of a sculpture of Jesus for me. North Korea is suffering! Asia is suffering. I want which was given to me, sometime ago, at the border of millions of Asians to see, to meet Jesus and hear Him to China and North Korea. It was sculptured by a hidden say "You can get up again," as He laughs at the suffering North Korean Christian. Of course, he had to sculpture and difficulties which are stopping them. hiding, and from imagination, as there were no pictures of Jesus Christ anywhere. And if he ever was found making it, he usually explained "I am carving Lenin.(early Communist revolutionist)" But actually, he was carving Jesus Christ in his heart. And he brought it to me secretly walking three days over the border trying to hide from all guards. He wanted to give it to me as the evidence that there are Christians in North Korea and that they need our prayers. "Why the laughing Jesus?" I asked and his answer was "In a country like North Korea, which is frozen by the serious dictatorship, the people need the Saviour to laugh." I need the Saviour to laugh for me, when the situation gets tough, and I see serious faces all around Laughing Jesus me. We need Him to say, "You can get up" as He laughs
THE VICTORIOUS CROSS I have received news that the Chinese So they try to destroy all other parties, all government is not only expelling Korean missionaries, but friends, and even families! Did you know that all North also forbidding the hanging of the Crosses on the Church Korean families usually have one secret governmental spy building. And their police are taking down all crosses from among the family member and he or she secretly reports the buildings. Of course, the Churches will continue to the Party? Yes, Communists try to destroy the family whether they have crosses or not... like one of the and therefore they try to destroy the faith which connect Chinese believers said, "We have Crosses in our heart." the family and their faith to God! You may not believe me, but it's true! The crosses are the symbol of the Son of God dying for us. It's the symbol of God's Love! and IT But can they really destroy the family love! Can CONNECTS. It, particularly the vertical part, connects they really destroy their love for God! No! No! Never! And God and human beings, and the horizontal part connects LOVE NEVER FAILS! And that's why I believe the eventual men with fellow men (including family and friends for Victory of the Gospel! That's why I believe that the Love instance). It connects people. That's what the Cross never fails! And that's why I am working and shouting and means and does...Love for the fellow people! That's what struggling, to spread this Love among Korean people, God wants and that's what the Cross does! And that's what among Asian people and around the World! I know that I Communism does not like! They don't want people may die, but I will shout even after my death, "theGospel connected to each other, even family relationship! Of is the only Hope of the World!" course, they don't want people connected to God! They
want people connected only to the Party, the Communistic Party!
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JEAN MORGAN In 2015, I lost some precious friends. One is our former Director of Information, JEAN MORGAN. She worked for us, with us for more than forty years, faithfully as our Director. She loved our work so much that she even adopted one of our children and now the child is a medical doctor. She sent our Newsletters, display materials, books and what not and we shall never forget what she did for us. Jean passed away on August 24, 2015. We will miss her dearly. Please keep her family and friends in your prayers. We love you Jean. See you again soon. DO YOU LOVE ME? I am afraid that I am not young anymore and There were times when I felt like being in a deep hole, keep losing English vocabularies I used to know, but I but He still asked me one question “Do you love me?” And know that God Loves me and I love Him more than ever that was all needed to lift me out of the hole. before. Words are not necessary in Love. Sometimes, I ask my children “Do you love me?” And they come hugging…and that makes my day. YOURS BECAUSE OF CALVARY, That’s all we need, isn’t it.? And nothing else YOON KWON CHAE matters….just like when Jesus asked Peter, after His Resurrection, “Do you love me?” personally…and not even a scolding words! And that’s how I begin my days.
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