North York UBF had Spring Retreat on March 12-13 at Countryside Camp with 43 attendants. The theme was “Follow Me,” based on Luke 9:1-13. S. David Jumeau delivered the main message powerfully. And his message challenged all of us to examine ourselves: “Are we really following Jesus? Or something/someone else. Right after the message, Matthew Vander Kooij, Paul Han, Jennifer Lee and Mary Jung shared their heart moving life testimonies, confessing their hidden sins before God and repented sincerely from their hearts and accepted the call to follow Jesus! In the evening, 5 UTSC students presented sign language dance. These students have been studying the Bible faithfully and prepared the dance in school. After multi-media presentation and spirit-filled praise & worship with Five-Two band, everyone wrote a sincere testimony before God repenting of their sins honestly and making a decision to follow Jesus.
Recently we received good news regarding the health of Missionary Grace N. Park. Based on a recent CT scan the inflamed nodules in her lungs have reduced in size since the initial scan over a month ago. This is despite not yet beginning any treatment. We believe this is the answer to the prayers of so many of God's people. She is still quite sick and in need of continual prayers. Thank you for your prayers and may God be glorified through healing M. Grace.
I was born in 1980 at Sungnam City, Korea as the youngest of two sons. My parents were diligent and fully supported us, and we lacked for nothing. In school, I studied hard and was acknowledged as an outstanding student by the teachers. But in my teenage years I wandered because of my inner sin problems. I avoided people because of my inner fear and inferiority complex, and indulged in a computer game called, “RPG.” Because of that, my school grades got worse. It seemed impossible for me to enter a college of high reputation. Then I changed my major to art to become a cartoonist.
Last March M. Josue Jeon returned to his mission field, Chile, after having heart surgery twice in Korea. He is still not fully recovered and the problems can reoccur randomly. He needs our sincere prayer support.
April 1-3, 2011 UIC held an Easter celebration at Camp Wonderland, WI. 108 attended (28 UIC students). Adam Kramarczyk’s message on 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 taught us the gospel as the source of newness. Through Steve Stasinos’ message on Romans 6 we thought about how to walk in newness of life. Through Jacob Kim’s message on Acts 1:8 we learned the power of the Holy Spirit to live newly.
Texas A&M University (TAMU) is one of two flagship universities in Texas. Although etablished as Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, it became a university with “A&M” becoming symbolic. Campus is so big, and currently 45,000 student are enrolled in Texas A&M University. Engineering, agricultural science, and veterinary schools are very famous.
SNU III had a spring Bible academy with SNU V from Mar. 15 (Tues) – Mar. 17 (Thur), 6-7 PM on each day. Sixty-eight students attended from SNU III (freshmen-23). Unlike last year, new students (more than 20) attended for more than two days, though they were busy with the new semester. God answered our prayers when we brought our 5 loaves and 2 fish, knocking on the hearts of new students in spite of the anti-Christian environment on the campus.
Dr. John Jun and several senior missionaries attended the KIMNET Conference that was held from March 28-31 in Dallas, Texas. The meeting started early in the morning and lasted till late at night almost nonstop all day long. The average attendance was more than 400 at main meetings including more than 100 pastors of local churches and many missionaries of front line.