World Mission News: North America


Hi, my name is Jonathan Jung.

Last May 2016, I and my wife, Karen, moved from New York, NY to Dallas, TX. God richly blessed our house church while we were in Columbia University Bible Fellowship in New York; we learned from M. David & Joy Baik and M. Samuel & Ruth Shin, prayed alongside with them, studied the Bible with others, and raised up disciples of Jesus.

“Kingdom Quest”

“Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’” (Matthew 9:37-38)

Thank God for blessing the Chicago HBF Bible School Camping Trip. 22 people camped out at Tim Fitch's lake house. We studied "Love." There were two Bible studies on 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 and Romans 12:3-21. JoJo Yu, John Lee, and Helen Kim led the Bible studies. We all participated in a Spiritual Gifts Inventory to think about how we can use our gifts to love and serve one another. Helen Kim led a workshop on 7 displays of Jesus' love for others. We finished on Sunday with messages by Paul Won and John Wang.​Though out the weekend we enjoyed fun and fellowship with one another.

Daniel and Deborah Yang, who have served IIT pioneering ministry last 11 years, left on 8/23. Please pray for the Bible House and for raising Hodal as an intern shepherd and 12 disciples among 22 Bible students whose hearts are already prepared to grow as harvest workers.


On Saturday, August 12th Hannah Love Yoon (Waterloo UBF, Canada) and Charles Jun (Lehigh UBF, USA) were married in the presence of many friends and family from Canada and the United States. They were very grateful for the love of so many who travelled short or very long distances to attend the wedding. The service was officiated by three people: Hannah's father, Joshua Yoon; Charles' father, Wesley Jun, and Andy Stumpf. Joshua's wedding address, based on Col.

“…and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” (Col 3:10)

Thanks and praise be to God who blessed our 2017 SBC so abundantly! The six chapters in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), together with Hamilton and London held a joint SBC on July 28-30, at Upper Canada Camp, located about one hour’s driving distance from Toronto, Hamilton and London.  Ottawa and Rideau chapters also joined us, and 2 guests from Vancouver and 4 from UIC, Chicago, participated, as well.  Altogether, 157 people attended.

“Thank you for your prayers and love for our family. We miss him very much.  We thank God for his faithfulness to serve the Lord and people around him. We thank God that he lived *a serving life as a layman and a hidden servant. We thank God that he left a precious legacy to all who know him” (Isaac and Rebekah Kim).

On August 4th, 12 UBF Chicago coworkers attended Dr. Victor Kulikauskas' homecoming service at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Illinois.