Learning to Pray the Korean Way
Firstly congratulations to Josh and Rebekah for the arrival of little Caleb - a real miracle baby - and at the same time our hearts go out to John and Irene for the loss of Irene's mum this week. For both its been a real roller coaster ride of emotions. When one suffers we all do, and when one rejoices we all rejoice. That's family. That's our church.
Ann and I have now completed the Korean Prayer School and have qualified to teach it. Later this year, the Korean Prayer teams are coming to the UK and then a bit later going to Paris. Ann and I have been asked to train and take a UK team to join 20 Korean Teams for a week of Prayer in the city of Paris. Only those that complete the Prayer School will be able to go, so on our return we will be arranging training sessions.
We did the whole course in 2 and a half days, 10 sessions - each about 90 minutes long, led by Pastor Choi and an interpreter. What an amazing humble man of God he is. He came to pray with us rather than teach us.
On a different note, our Phil told us about the visitors he had at church on Sunday. One man came who hasn't set foot in a church for over 30 yrs but his neighbours attend the church. This man started a new job on a building site and found that his co worker talked about Jesus, so he went to his neighbour and asked if it would be OK for him to go to church. After the service he asked Phil if it was OK for him to come back next week. It reminded me that people don't know anything about church and don't know its open to anyone. They are often waiting to be invited, so let's gird up our loins and get the courage to invite folks....you may be surprised.