Romans 12:1-2 "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
The Great Lakes region held our annual Spring Bible conference March 31 – April 2 with the theme “The Gospel of Christ.” Along with our UBF conference, we again held simultaneous conferences for HBF/JBF, CBF and BBF. We had a total of 76 attendees (55 adults, 21 youth). The focus of the conference was to meditate the gospel of Jesus and what it means to us. The UBF conference featured three gospel messages from John 3:16 (Abraham Kim), 1 Cor. 15:1-11 (Jeff Gathergood) and 1 Cor.
Key Verse: 1Corinthians 2: 12, 13 "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, explaining spiritual things with Spirit-taught words.“
The Karawaci and Cikarang UBF joint Easter Bible conference in Indonesia was held on April 1-2. The conference began with Dr. Marie Kim who delivered the opening message. After that we had group Bible study. The group Bible studies were divided into three different groups. Since there were students who came from Nepal, who did not understand Korean or Indonesian, there was an English GBS for them. The Korean missionaries joined the group Bible study in Korean, while the native Indonesian participants attended the Group Bible study in Indonesian.