Newsletter of the Kims (2023 March)
Recently, there have been frequent earthquakes and floods in Pa**, and Indigenous protests as Pa**ans call for independence from the country. Thankfully, the missionary community and my family have been relatively unscathed through the crisis. It is difficult to see this land in such turmoil, but we can take comfort in the Lord’s eternal security. We are grateful for all those who have prayed for us during this time. It is a privilege to have that kind of support.
My coworker, Jeremy and Renee, and his family recently moved to the village of the A** tribe. Unfortunately, rumors have been flying around the community that evil men have been appearing and carrying out terrible acts such as murdering and cutting children. Sadly, the tribal people are scared and have stopped leaving their homes, even to get food. Although tribal villages are gaining access to modern technologies little by little, such as smartphones and the Internet, many tribal people remain trapped by superstition and fear, unable to experience the freedom that comes with knowing the Gospel.
On the other hand, another tribe in Pa** shows how the gospel can change the lives of tribal people. The M** tribe in Pa** demonstrated how the gospel can bring about transformation in tribal lives. Previously, when members of the tribe gave birth to twins, they would kil one of them out of the belief that it was possessed by an evil spirit. A missionary went to the tribe, which was steeped in superstitions, and shared the gospel with them. The results have been remarkable – recently, a tribesman gave birth to twins but did not kil either of them, something that has never happened before in the tribe’s history. We can give thanks to the Lord for performing amazing and wonderful deeds for the M** tribe! I hope that one day the message of God’s grace will reach the A** tribe and that the Lord’s name will be glorified.
Seowon, our daughter, will be graduating from high school in May. She has decided to take some time to study the Word of God before deciding on a specific career path. She has decided to attend the NTM Bible Institute (Ethnos Bible Institute in Wisconsin), which is where my wife and I received our missionary training back in 2010. We would be grateful for your prayers for Seowon as she embarks on her next journey after graduation. Meanwhile, my wife Haejung has been unwell since she returned to Papua from Korea. In January, we even had to take her to the emergency room in the middle of the night. She has been experiencing various symptoms and will be returning to the country on March 8 for further diagnosis. Please keep Haejung in your prayers for her to be healed and recover.
Please cooperate with us in prayer!
*Pray to deepen our relationship with the Lord day by day, to love and rely on the Lord more and more.
*Pray for disappearing groundless rumors floating around the A** tribe village and that dangerous things do not happen.
*Pray for the Walkers, my coworker, that they can adapt well to life in the tribe in a healthy and safe way.
*For my wife to receive an accurate diagnosis in her home country and to receive treatment and recovery.
*Pray for Seowon that she ends her school life well and that all administrative procedures and journeys to the Bible School go smoothly thereafter.
*Pray for our kids to grow in an intimate relationship with Jesus and live a life with only the Lord as their goal.The gallery was not found!