M. Noah's wife and 2 children are waiting for a ship to leave for Malta. They were supposed to go to Greece, but the ticket fee was sky high due to Libya's critical situation, so by the help of the Korean government, they have a chance to go to Malta by a Korean army ship. They are planning to stay in Malta for one month (they already arranged accommodations there) and want to return to Libya after one month if the situation is better.
“And Samuel said to the whole house of Israel, ‘If you are returning to the Lord with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths and commit yourselves to the Lord and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.’” (1 Samuel 7:3)
Thank you for your shepherd heart and prayers. The situation in Egypt was terrible during the uprising. Though the government has resigned, the situation is not yet completely settled. But we thank God that we are all okay. M and his family are also okay.
On March 1, 2011, Korea UBF held it’s 5th National Layman Bible Seminar at Korea UBF HQ in Chongro in Korea. The number of attendees was about 350. At the beginning, Abraham gave a message titled, “Paul, an exemplary shepherd of many tears for God’s flock,” based on Acts 20. In his message, he gave a prayer topic to all the attendees, that they may be like the apostle Paul in serving campus students through 1:1 Bible studies with many tears in this generation of dried tears and perversity.
The situation in Libya is worsening. Anti-Qaddafi forces took over 80% of the country and only the capital city Tripoli remains under pro-Qaddafi forces with mercenaries. Most foreigners left Libya by airplane, ship, or car.
By the grace of God, Missionary Stephen received offers from Maryland University and Washington University last month to do his post-doctrate studies. After prayer, we decided to join the Washington University (St. Louis) ministry. We will join the St. Louis ministry Feb 18, and Stephen's post-doc will be start in March.
1. Guidance for our Bible students (Corey, Madeline, Amber). All of them will graduate this summer. May God guide them wherever he may lead and we pray they might continue to have Bible study.
2. That God may send someone else to Purdue.
3. That Stephen may submit all of his manuscripts for journal publications before the start of his pos-doc.
4. That we may adjust well in a new environment and co-work well with those in St.Louis
5. Stephen may receive his H Visa asap, then green card so that we can be a permanent missionary family in the U.S..
6. Stephen may find a faculty position in St. Louis.
Our verse for 2010 was from Galatians 5:16, “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” We prayed to live by the Spirit rather than the flesh. However, by the end of the year I found myself living by my sinful desires rather than by the Holy Spirit. I can only repent before the Lord.