MISSIONS THROUGH UNITY
Give to give a missionary to the hard places the gift of rest, restoration and hope.
This Christmas, we are raising money for our annual Member Care Retreat. Our fundraising goal is $10,000. Thanks to a generous donor, donations of $100 or less will be MATCHED! Whether you can donate $5 or $100, every bit makes a difference to our missionary friends serving in the 10/40 window!
This is why your donation matters:
95% of the unreached people in the world live in the 10/40 window but only 4% of missionaries serve in this window. Missionaries serving in this area work tirelessly but can be burnt out from the scope of the work, are often under-resourced and feel forgotten and undervalued.
To address this need, Footstool is hosting our third annual member care retreat for missionaries serving in the 10/40 window. This is a free retreat and will be held from January 30- February 2 here in Korea. We will be taking the missionaries and their families to a retreat site outside of Seoul and we will have plenary sessions, full childcare, prayer sessions, professional counseling, massage therapy, art therapy, hair stylists, manicures and more to serve and minister to those serving overseas.
Please join us in supporting those on the front lines of missions work to receive some rest, relaxation, and refilling!
God has opened many doors for me and my wife to be in Seoul and serve in ministry. I have been a full time footstool staff member since the beginning of June and YiRang joined in mid November. We feel called to this city for the next couple of years to serve its people and the ones that are calling this place a temporary home.
Alana and I are excited to be serving in Korea again as God has made it a very personal invitation by opening doors for our us to serve where our passions thrive. We trust the Lord's calling on our lives and leading for us to move overseas to serve the people of Asia and we are confident of the deep and personal ministry He will do in and through the Smith's! We believe that serving with Footstool's dynamic team and unique mission will be an unforgettable time of our lives for the Kingdom.
God's heart is for the fatherless and orphan children are closest to His heart. The orphans in Korea face harsh stigma in a society that places high esteem on family ties, prestige and education. In particular, once high school graduates age out of the system, they have to leave the orphanage and end up encountering further hardships trying to make it on their own.
I was once an orphan child at Sung No Won Orphanage, then, later adopted to the USA. God set me in a family. He showed me through my adoptive parents what it feels like to be loved, to be part of a family and to experience what a home feels like. I want to show the same to these children.. for them to know and feel the same comforts and stability and security of having a home and family.
The purpose of this home will be to offer a refuge, a safe, open and free space for Korean orphans to come be themselves and experience a home environment and family. The home will be a warm, nurturing environment for them to them to come over regularly for dinners and spend time hanging out together cooking, playing board games, making art, watching TV/movies, celebrating birthdays and holidays...
God rescued me, set me in a family, healed and delivered me from the orphan spirit. He brought me back to Korea in 2007, to the same orphanage where I lived as a child so to that I can now minister this same message of hope to the children there. Being a consistent person in the children's lives for over 10 years and establishing deep bonds of trust with them has shown them God's covenant, unfailing, HESED LOVE. That even though they have been forsaken by their mother and father, even despite society discriminating harshly against them... their Heavenly Father knows them so intimately and wants them to know they are never alone. Even if they don't have the family or status or riches here on earth.. this HESED HOME will be a small glimpse of the extravagant mansion waiting for them in their heavenly home.
Ever since I moved out to Korea in summer 2013, God has been expanding my heart for this nation. When I heard about the vision for Footstool, something stirred in my heart. For the first time ever, I considered being in Korea longer term to get involved in what God is doing here. This is a miracle in itself because Korea is the last place I expected to be!
God has given me this passion:
"to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor..."
This year, God has called me to serve through Footstool and continue to bear fruit in every good work for His kingdom and glory.
Footstool seeks to serve as a platform for networking, member care, trainings, and outreach opportunities. We aim to bring together those involved in making disciples of Christ in the 10/40 Window.
Would you partner with me in this ministry in Asia?
To start a church planting movement in Seoul aimed at seeing lives redeemed and transformed by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and conformed to his glory.
We want to see five gospel-centered churches planted over the next ten years, by making disciple-making disciples who are equipped to fill the earth with the glory of Christ as we build his kingdom in Seoul and beyond.
As a Reformed English church, we hold to the historic creeds and confessions of the church such as the Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed, etc. Our theological beliefs are most fully expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith. We proclaim the same Gospel that has been announced for 2000 years, contending for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.
Crossway Mission Church is an international English speaking church based in Seoul, South Korea. We are an independent church plant that began in 2016. Our Mission is to pursue God and the passions of His heart as we cherish the cross and finish the mission. Our vision is to see communities transformed and lives restored through discipleship that delights in, declares, and demonstrates the gospel of Jesus Christ - beginning with Korea, to the ends of the earth.
HOPE Be Restored is working to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery in South Korea and in other parts of the world.
We educate, equip, and mobilize churches to get involved in our communities to combat slavery happening in our streets. Through prayer, worship, outreaches, and discipleship, we believe every church can play a role in being light in the darkness.
We provide aftercare for victims of sex trafficking in South Korea which includes: counseling, legal help, education, job training, job placement, friendship building, and discipleship.
We help young children, women, and foreigners in Korea to experience freedom, hope, and a new future.
Please join us in our efforts to bring slavery to end in our lifetime.
Thank you for donating to Agape Home.
Our top need is for ongoing MONTHLY donors and Child Sponsors. One-time donors are MOST welcome.
Please stretch and dig DEEP. Your hard-earned funds are extremely precious. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the Agape Home for babies with HIV/AIDS opened in May 1996 as a response to the plight of children impacted by the spread of HIV/AIDS across Thailand.
Many of the children who come to the Agape Home to live are, or are at risk of being, HIV positive. Many of them have already lost their parents to AIDS, and there are no other options for their care.
Agape Home provides a loving family for 100+ children aged 0-21 yrs.
Our services include:
- Nikki's Place - Agape Home: orphanage for Thai children with HIV/AIDS.
- Project Lek: at-home assistance for HIV+ children living in impoverished conditions.
- Mother Baby Unit: housing & care for mothers & babies with HIV/AIDS.
- Jarawee Village: family homes for our older children living with HIV/AIDS.
All Nations Fellowship (ANF) is a multilingual, multisite, Gospel-centered Christian church dedicated to serving the Greater Nagoya area for the blessing of Japan and all nations.
We long to see a movement of God's Spirit that transforms Nagoya, Japan, and all nations for the glory of Christ.
To make disciples, equip leaders, and plant churches throughout Nagoya by proclaiming, teaching, and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our Core Values
1) Gospel-centered - ANF believes that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God for the salvation of all people. The Gospel is how Christians are born, and the Gospel is how Christians grow. We believe that all of our teaching and practice should be based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ found in the Bible.
2) Church Planting – ANF is committed to planting new churches throughout our region. We intentionally meet in multiple sites around the city, and our events are translated into multiple languages to serve the members of our communities.
3) The Nations – Although our local focus is on church planting in the greater Nagoya area, ANF wants to be a blessing beyond our own city. We look for ways to proclaim the Gospel in other parts of Japan and the world for the glory of Christ.
"ONE WOMAN & BABY AT A TIME"
Our mission is to see every life valued from conception and every exploited woman in Korea free, healed and empowered.
Thus, we seek to provide:
1) Crisis counseling, addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual needs
2) Long-term community, housing, and opportunities to acquire education and job training
3) Safe and dignified alternative employment through our developing social enterprise
Located in South Korea, Women’s Hope Center (WHC) is a registered non-profit organization that is wholly dependent on the faithful partnership of donors like you.
We seek to reach women at the moment when they first find out they are pregnant and have no one to turn to for help. Most of these young women reach us via our online chat at www.whckorea.org (Korean client outreach), making our reach national. We pick them up from motels or from bus stations. Others are referred to us by NGOs, government-run shelters (e.g. Pohang Family Center) and local churches (e.g.Jusarang Church, "Baby Box").
We run a crisis pregnancy center (the first of its kind in this nation) and "safe homes" (apartments in a community) known collectively as the "HOUSE OF HOPE."
Our clients include women escaping the sex industry (pregnant or not), teen runaways including those who are running away from family trying to force an abortion, aged-out orphans who have been surviving on their own by selling their bodies and young unwed mothers. We do not discriminate between unwed, married and divorced women. We do not discriminate between nationals and foreign nationals (e.g. sex-trafficked, bartered brides). The average age of our clients is 19 years old.
Your partnership in this essential, life-saving and life-transforming ministry is deeply appreciated. Thank you so much.
Partner with us in blessing our local missionaries serving in South Korea! The 3rd annual Missionary Appreciation Luncheon will take place on May 11, 2018. Please join us in showing appreciation to leaders from various missions organizations, Christian schools, para-church and campus ministries, NK-related organizations, and justice and mercy groups. We plan to host over 60 missionaries to the luncheon where they can be encouraged and network with each other and with other English ministry leaders. It will be a great time to share, eat, pray, and connect with others serving in similar fields. Thanks for your support!
This Boot Camp will provide the participant with an introduction to the major start-up issues the planter faces in the first year of starting a new church. This course will cover thirty practical skill modules in the areas of personal preparation, strategic planning, core group development, and public launching. Boot-camp style training with immediate interaction, application, and coaching applied to each training module will be utilized. Planters receive the most benefit from Bootcamp training when attending as a team, with their spouse, coach, and lay leaders.
This course will be taught in English and translated into Korean.
Footstool is hosting our second annual member care retreat for missionaries serving in Asia. This is a free retreat and will be held from January 17-20 here in Korea. We will be taking the missionaries and their families to a retreat site outside of Seoul. There will be seasoned missionary speakers to give a message of encouragement. In addition to the speakers, we will have: counselors, massage therapy, a chiropractor, a kids program, hair stylists, etc. to really serve and minister to those serving overseas.
In order to run this retreat free, we need to raise about $30,000. Please join us in supporting those on the front lines of missions work to receive some rest, relaxation, and refilling.
There is also a matching gift available from October to December. Every donation in that period will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $500 per individual. Please double your donation by donating during that window!
Partner with us in blessing our local missionaries serving in South Korea! The 2nd Missionary Appreciation Luncheon will take place on May 4, 2017. Please join us in showing appreciation to leaders from various missions organizations, Christian schools, para-church and campus ministries, NK-related organizations, and justice and mercy groups. We plan to host over 60 missionaries to the luncheon where they can be encouraged and network with each other and with other English ministry leaders. It will be a great time to share, eat, pray, and connect with others serving in similar fields. Thanks for your support!
At the end of August and beginning of September severe flooding hit an area in the North. Many families have lost literally everything and are living in tents, with little resources and little hope for making it through the winter.
Among numerous other things, the people are in need of winter clothing and food stuffs. In order to meet some of the needs, we have put together a package of locally produced (inside) items, which can be purchased at the lowest possible cost and then delivered to the impacted area. For $40.00, we can purchase and deliver a winter jacket with hood, winter pants, a thick blanket as well as 5kg of dwenjang bean paste. If one person donates $40.00, a package of these items will go directly to help one person inside. In order to keep delivery costs low, our goal is provide packages for 500 people.
Together We Can Make a Difference
It’s a difficult time in the region but we can still make a huge difference. The reality is winter is already upon the flood victims, so we are looking to make delivery in early November. Would you consider donating $40.00 to support this project? If we work together, then reaching a 500 package goal is totally doable.
Our goal is to raise funding to purchase 100 tons of coal for our partner NGO's working inside NK. We've raised enough to purchase 50 tons, which will be delivered this month! $60.00 can purchase 1 ton of coal. If you would like to help us purchase another 50 tons please make a donation of any amount. Coal will be distributed to local people inside NK to assist with their cooking and heating needs.
The 2018 KAIROS Summit will be a gathering of key leaders and those involved in NK work to discuss various issues, network amongst each other, and think and pray through the question regarding how the church should be leading at this important moment in history. As the Global Church, we want to be intentional on how to prepare for reconciliation in the Korean Peninsula.
The Summit will be held from July 19-21 at Torch Trinity Graduate University in Yangjae.
Anyone with an interest in NK ministry is highly encouraged to attend this historic meeting. There will be three main tracks at the summit: 1) The marketplace and NK, 2) The church and NK, 3) NK and social justice.
Hello! This is Christina.
This past year after graduating college has been quite a journey for me. God has been opening doors for me to rest, travel a lot, and experience so many different things. To list a few, I worked as a freelance designer for many different clients, volunteered at an English camp for North Korean(NK) and SK students and at YWAM Discipleship Training School for NK students, and have been volunteering as a tutor for NK students. Through these opportunities, my heart for missions has been growing, and God has recently opened a new door for me to commit a year as a full time staff for a ministry in Seoul.
Chi Alpha is an international Christian university ministry which began in the US in 1953 and just recently began in Korea in 2014. They are transforming the university, marketplace, and the world by making disciples who make disciples to the ends of the earth.
My tasks will be mainly divided into three parts: being involved in campus outreach, translating between Korean and English in a variety of ministry contexts, and reaching out to the NK community to start a new branch of the ministry.
I am excited yet anxious at the same time about this journey, but I have no doubt that God will continue to immerse me in His blessings.
대학교 졸업 후 보낸 지난 일 년은 하나님께서 주신 기회들을 통해 휴식을 하고, 많은 여행과 경험을 할 수 있었던 뜻깊은 한 해였습니다. 그동안 제가 한 몇 가지를 말씀드리자면 프리랜서로써 여러 클라이언트들을 위한 디자인도 하고 남북청소년 영어 통일캠프 그리고 탈북청소년을 위한 예수전도단 제자훈련 캠프에서 봉사도 하고 매주 탈북청소년을 위한 학교에서 과외로 봉사 중에 있습니다. 이런 기회들을 통해서 선교에 대한 마음이 생기고 최근에 하나님께서 일 년 동안 사역을 할 수 있는 문을 열어주셨습니다.
카이알파는 1953년 미국에서 시작하고 2014년에 한국에서도 시작된 국제 기독교 대학 사역단체입니다. 제자 양성을 통해 대학교, 시장, 그리고 세상을 변화시키는 중입니다.
제가 맡을 세 가지 주요 업무는 각종 캠퍼스 아웃리치에 참가, 사역에 필요한 한국어/영어 통역, 새로운 사역을 시작하기 위해 탈북민들과 관계를 쌓아가는 것입니다.
이 새로운 여정이 기대되기도, 떨리기도 하지만 하나님께서 축복을 부어주실 것을 믿어 의심치 않습니다.
JUSTICE 117 FILMS was established to explore and reveal unfathomable circumstances that exploit the voiceless and the vulnerable by showcasing courageous individuals who are willing to share their unique and compelling stories to educate, inspire, and motivate all of us to take action that will lead to a radical change in our own communities, if not globally.
Our next project is THE CO$T OF PLEASURE, a documentary about foreign girls being trafficked into South Korea. Check out our promo video above!
We believe that unity in the body of Christ is, and needs to be, the main catalyst for missions. The synergy created through Kingdom partnerships is both invaluable and necessary to God’s mission in our world today. We therefore seek to serve as a platform to bring churches and Christian organizations, who have a shared investment in making disciples of those in the 10/40 window, together give glory to God through our unity but to also do better work than we could ever do alone.
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