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Shepherd’s Corner – October 21, 2018

After news headlines are done, our attention usually gets drawn to the next big thing.  But it is exactly during those times that we need to be praying more and looking to support more.  Palu is still in need of our prayers and support!  And since Missionary Matthew is still preparing for his Nov 1-5 trip; let’s continue to pray for him…

Shepherd’s Corner – October 14, 2018

From Missionary on Palu (GMIM stands for Gereja Masehi Injili di Minahasa, which means the Christian Evangelical Church in Manhasa): Update on Palu: I have met with GMIM Synod leader today to discuss about how we can help the victims of Palu and we’ve decided to go to Palu together on Nov. 1-5. It will take us 30 hours non-stop without a…

Shepherd’s Corner – October 7, 2018

The city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi, island of the country of Indonesia, is in need of much prayer and support.  As you know a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami has left the region in shambles and so far over 1500 people dead.  In addition to that, on the northern part of the island, the Soputan volcano erupted…

Shepherd’s Corner – September 30, 2018

I hope to see many of our family group men sign up for the upcoming men’s retreat.  As we’re busy with work and providing for our families, it may be easy to forget that providing for our family also means being a spiritual pillar of our household too.  You probably already know that our kids look up to us and copy what…

Shepherd’s Corner – September 23, 2018

Autumn started yesterday.  I know in California it just seems like another day, but let’s not forget that God is Lord of creation and of life.  As seasons change, the only constant is our Lord.  And that’s a wonderful assurance and stability that we can trust in.  Our congregation enters a new season as the final batch of our Y1 students head…

Shepherd’s Corner – September 16, 2018

I just came back from presbytery in Maryland.  I had a layover in Charlotte, NC to come back home.  But because of the threat of Hurricane Florence, I was re-routed through Philadelphia.  I know that the hurricane was downgraded to category 1 before it hit landfall, but the the coast of North Carolina is still subject to major flooding issues.  Let’s pray…

Shepherd’s Corner – September 9, 2018

For many of us we don’t think about missions until the summer.  That’s because short term mission trips are often geared towards students (jr high to college), and the summer is the best time to utilize their long summer breaks.  But I’ve noticed that we tend to pass missions on to the students and exclude ourselves.  One way I want to challenge…

Shepherd’s Corner – September 2, 2018

According to the Dept of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”  Believe it or not working is a blessing.  God…

Shepherd’s Corner – August 26, 2018

Thailand was a blessed time.  Thank you all for your prayers!  We will be presenting our mission report on Sept 9, but in the meantime feel free to ask any of our team members: Ben Paik, Dean Lim, Daniel Rhee or Noah Kim about it.  And I’m sure they’ll be happy to share the blessings and convictions they received and learned through…

Shepherd’s Corner – August 19, 2018

Thankful to have served Inland EM for these past 2 years.  Now that the honeymoon period is over, I wanted to remind you of some truths about being in a church community: Idealization, Let-down, Covenant (Jean Vanier’s book  “Community and Growth”) “1. Almost everyone finds their early days in a community ideal. It all seems perfect…. 2. And then comes the period…