MISSIONS THROUGH UNITY
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!
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?
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.
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 have helped 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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