EVENTS & NEWS
“Sending Two Missionary Families to Thailand, Chiang Mai”
East-West Center for MR&D has commissioned two missionary families to Thailand on June 25, 2016. They are Dr. & Mrs. Yongkuk Sung and Dr. & Mrs. Heecheol Kim. Both have earned Doctor of Ministry in Global Ministries degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary School of Intercultural Studies. They will arrive in Chiang-Mai, Thailand on August 2016. After the acquisition of the Thai language, they will be involved in facilitating missionary movements in South-East Asian countries, training local missionary candidates, and providing continuing education to the field missionaries. Please pray for their settlement in Thailand, learning of the culture, and language acquisition.
“12th AMA Convention”
The Asia Missions Association held its 12th triennial convention at the Greenhills Community Fellowship in Manila, Philippines on April 18-22, 2016. We welcomed about 200 mission leaders from 26 countries, including 63 speakers. The theme we deeply investigated was on “globalization and mission”. As a result, we were able to accumulate a vast array of articles on the theme and are expecting a comprehensive book on “globalization and mission” in the perspectives of Asian churches including some Non-Asian brothers and sisters’ to be published soon.
“OPENING SERVICE FOR THE 2016 YEAR”
We had our opening service for the new year on January 7th with fellow board members and staff. President Dr. Timothy K. Park gave a sermon and General Secretary Dr. Steve K. Eom shared highlights from last year as well as goals for the upcoming year.
“OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EWC KOREA OFFICE”
We had the opening ceremony of the EWC Korean office in Seoul, on February 28, 2015. There were more than 80 people gathered to celebrate the reopening of the oldest missionary research and training center in Asia. The EWC Korea will serve churches and mission organizations in Korea through focusing on research and development in the Korean language.
“MISSIONARY TRAINING IN NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA”
Dr. Timothy Park (President of EWC), Dr. Steve Eom (General Secretary of EWC), and Dr. Daehak Lee (Director of EWC Korea) visited a church in Novosibirsk in response to the invitation from the bishop Vitaliy Maksimyuk. He has showed us a great interest in missionary movement among Churches in Russia since attending the 11th convention of the Asia Missions Association, 2013. He organized a mission school, which is possibly the first missionary school in Siberia and invited us to teach there. The school is consisted of 25 people, most of whom are the staff and leaders of the Covenant Church. We gave 13 lectures from 9 am to 5 pm for 4 days from March 4-7. On Saturday, more than 100 leaders from the cell groups joined the program and learned the missionary purpose of the church. On Sunday, Dr. Park preached a sermon, “A Church for All Nations” to more than 1,000 people who attended the Sunday Service.
One evening we had a dinner with five church leaders from other denominations and discussed the missionary movement among the churches in Novosibirsk. Some of them invited us to teach at their churches in the future. However, we encouraged them to organize one missionary training center for all the churches in the city. We also met the Professor, Oleg Fedoreyev from Irkutsk, who traveled 2,000 km to see us. He also invited us to teach at churches in his city.
Novosibirsk as the capital of Siberia is the third most popular city in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg and located in the middle of Russia. Though the Baptist churches have been there for a long time and are still strong, Pentecostal and Charismatic churches are growing enormously. The Covenant Church we taught in has more than 1,000 members, making it one of the fastest growing Charismatic churches there.
Join us every first Thursday of the month to pray and intercede for the EWC’s ministry.
“EWC MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING”
February 5, 2015. 07:00PM – 9:00PM
EWC Office : 434 E Walnut St. Pasadena, CA 91101
“OPENING SERVICE FOR THE 2015 YEAR”
We had our opening service for the new 2015 year on January 5th. Dr. Young Cho gave a sermon on Corinthians 12:8-27, and challenged EWC members to cooperate, respect, and love one another as a Body of Christ.