The year 2010 was a year of incessant attempts and dynamic changes. The schools in the Philippines start their vacation mid-March. We had a Summer Bible Conference on April 9-11. Our Summer Bible Conference was held separately from Dr. William’s chapter in an effort to get to know our Bible students. There were 4 Filipino attendees and 6 Korean attendees, including my family and me. All of the attendees were asked to serve as a messenger, singer, and testimony sharer. We spent 3 days there, had 3 messages, watched the movie “The Passion of the Christ,” and went hiking and swimming. Since there were few attendees, everyone was entitled to certain responsibilities which gave all the members a chance to be closer to God and to be closer to each other.
Dr. Samuel H., Ok Hee, and I went to visit M. Maria J., who has been suffering from breast cancer, at the Eden Nursing Home yesterday. At present, her physical condition is getting worse. The cancer cells transferred to her neck, left shoulder, and left arm, and her body is swelling a bit. Because of this, she has great pain during the night. Despite of her physical condition, she is bright, struggling to overcome her disease and holding on to the word of God from Psalm119:116, "Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed."
God has blessed University of Wisconsin-Madison UBF since he had sent my family to Madison through my postdoctoral position in University of Wisconsin in September 2009. From September to December 2009, we attended Milwaukee UBF worship service, and had wonderful fellowship with Milwaukee coworkers including Missionary Paul and Naomi Dang, Abraham Lee, Joshua Bang, and many others. We started our independent worship service from the end of December 2009, beginning with Christmas worship service. In 2010, God sent us several Bible students, including Youngjun and Chaehun Choi’s family, Yubing Sun, Paul Toh, Minyoung Lee, Pumla and Marta. Especially, the Choi family who faithfully attended our worship service, which was held in the living room of our university apartment, was a great encouragement for my house church. God has trained me to write a Sunday message based on John’s gospel, Book of Acts, and Matthew’s gospel every week without fail with a vision to make me a servant of God’s words.