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“All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit.” —Acts 2:4

Thursday, October 8

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Eastern Korean Presbytery

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Since 2009, the congregations of Eastern Korean Presbytery have united each year for a short-term mission trip to Latin America. We form separate youth, adult, and pastor teams, with each group performing specific ministries.

Our trip to Guatemala in 2013 was very successful. With 25 students and three youth pastors, the youth mission served students in Jutiapa, a “state” (departmento) with a large youth population. The team provided vacation Bible school in different towns each day for five days, with average attendance topping 100. They focused on teaching the children about Jesus and who he is. They also visited local homes to share the gospel with families.

Members of the medical ministry team visited the towns of Jutiapa to offer medical services to those in need. Exhibiting the love of Jesus, they treated those who were treatable and provided medicine when necessary. They also gave eye exams and provided eyeglasses to those who needed them. Finally, the medical team testified of God’s love and prayed with the sick for Jesus’ healing power.

The pastors on the team shared their knowledge and experience with the local pastors, who were ministering in a difficult environment. They prayed together for God’s mercy and comfort.

The whole team worked together to minister in the central park of Jutiapa. The youth bore witness through praises and with skits focused on the message of Jesus Christ. The team’s pastor and missionary, both fluent in Spanish, preached the gospel. After inviting the people to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, the adults and youth prayed for those who accepted Jesus Christ and introduced them to local churches.

A team from our presbytery returned to Guatemala in 2014. We pray that God would continue to pour out his grace on the people of Guatemala.

Eastern Korean Presbytery serves 31 congregations.

—Rev. Andres Yi, mission committee chair, Eastern Korean Presbytery

Let us join in prayer for:

Presbytery Staff

Moongil Cho, executive presbyter
Hyung D. Kwon, stated clerk
Esther S. Kim, office manager

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

Jose Rivas, PMA
Robin Roach, BOP
Lisa Robbins, PMA

Let us pray

Gracious Lord, we pray for the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to allow the presbytery and its congregations to save lost souls and extend the kingdom of heaven on earth. We ask that your wisdom and power would be graciously given to the staff, committees, and members who serve the presbytery. Amen.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 97; 147:12-20
First Reading 2 Kings 23:4-25
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Gospel Reading Matthew 9:18-26
Evening Psalms 16; 62

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