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.
We are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter Tabitha on July 20th. She is doing well and Esther recovers well. With 55 cm in length and weight of 4080 g some clothes were too small at her birth already. She can smile and look into ones eyes and is quite peaceful.
Tabitha in the bible (Acts 9) was a disciple of Jesus and it is written that she was always doing good and helping the poor. However, she became known not (only) through her deeds for God but rather through what Jesus did for her. Jesus raised her from the dead. Many people believed in the Lord through this.
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.
"He says: 'It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Isreal I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.' " (Is. 49:6)
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" (Phil. 4:4)
Praise God for his gracious world salvation work! Praise God for sending his missionaries all over the world.