Children’s choir leads worship at Mokpo Soonsung Church of God.
By Carl Stagner
Since the Winter Olympics began on February 9, South Korea has found itself at the center of global attention. While there is indeed much news streaming out of PyeongChang, perhaps the real story is how God is at work among the Church of God congregations spread across the country. A closer look at the Church of God in South Korea reveals the problem of religious pluralism outside the church and the need for sound theology and doctrine within. Perhaps it has been these and other challenges that have brought our South Korean pastors and congregations closer together, reinforcing the truth that they are not alone. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Give Life, Global Strategy
Tagged Asia-Pacific, Global Strategy, Gwibyeong Moon, international, Korean Church of God, missions, Olympics, PyeongChang, South Korea, winter olympics
Laura Tonks (right) with brothers at time of adoption.
By Megan DeBruyn
Growing up in a large family in Flushing, Michigan, American life was all that Laura Tonks ever knew. That is, until a chance encounter with her Korean birth mom forty-three years after she was given up for adoption changed everything. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Great Lakes
Tagged adopted, Adoption, ancestry, answers, Clarkston, Clarkston Community Church, faces of the movement, Laura Tonks, MI, Michigan, mother, parents, quest, search, South Korea, testimony
Photo: Pastor Moon and his wife with Bokja Lee (center).
By Carl Stagner
If you’ve ever stood in need of knee surgery, you know the kind of pain she was in. She’d saved approximately $17,000 (US) and used it all. Every last penny. Today she’s still in tremendous pain, but not because the surgery was unsuccessful or because she’s on a long road to recovery. She decided to forego the operation, but not because it was too risky or because she got cold feet. Instead of using the money for herself, she was impressed by the Spirit to give it all away. Bokja Lee chose to support a building project in the Philippines over paying for knee surgery, and she puts up with the constant reminder every day. This is the story of her radical generosity. Continue reading
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Tagged Asia-Pacific, Bokja Lee, Caroline Armstrong, church building, construction, Don Armstrong, financial, generosity, Giving, Global Strategy, Missionaries, missions, Pastor Moon, Philippines, sacrifice, selfless, South Korea, stewardship, surgery