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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Love one another (Prayer for Bible Japan and Korea)

We must love one another. 1 John 3:11
I give you a new command: as I  have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34

Due to the recent development on the relationship between Korea and Japan I grew concerned about the wellbeing of the friends of our Lord Jesus in Japan, so I sent an email to the director of Japan asking about whether or not persecutions are afoot against Korean missionaries. About a month later he responded asking for prayer support, that is, the prayer for the Korean government/people to not only get along but also to love Japan/her people, stating in part, "다만 한일관계가 안 좋을 때마다 제 마음이 아픈 것은 한국을 사랑하고 한국에 도움을 주고자 얘쓰는 일본인들, 일본에서 사업하고 일본과 관련된 일을 하시는 분들의 생업에서  피해를 많이 본다는 것입니다. 특히 예전에 이명박대통령이 독도를 방문했을 때는 한국음식점의 영세상인들 가게 문을 닫아야 하는 경우도 많이 발생했었습니다. 이번에도 장기화되면은 한국과 일본이 관계되는 일을 하시는 분들은 많은 어려움을 겪을 것 같습니다. 하나님께서 저희들을 불쌍히 여기시고 서로 사랑하는 관계가 되게 해 주시기를..."

In the meantime, may the Lord keep the coworkers in Japan safe and strong:

* Keio Center: Jeremiah and Liz Kim (Kina - son attending Kunma Univ freshman; Eto - second son middle school second year)
* Tokai: Abraham and Hanna Park (Dokai) (kwangjo) (Yohan got admission from the school of pharmacology; yonab (highschool freshman) Keumbong/Stephen and Monica Choi (Mokpo Shinan Docheok Island) (Kisoo - highschool 3; kisung middleschool 3; monica - elementary 3) Mark and Lydia Kim (Hannam - Samuel - highschool 2; daniel- middle school 3; haun - elementary 4; bokwon - middle school 1
* Fujisawa: Peter and Mary Lee (Irie 15; Zion 17)
* Nagasaki: Dr. David and Sarah Jun (Ph.d computer science, teaching at the School of [aerospace] Data Science) seven children (Sarah 29; David 24; Abraham 22; Joseph 21; Grace 19; Anna 16; Joan 12)
* Ph.D's (list not exhaustive) - Dr. David Jun; Joseph Choi (Kyushu - Political science); Thomas Kang (alic material engineering; Barnabas Kang (Veterinary Science); Maria Surh (PharmD) [Joseph Surh]; Paul Kwon (Mechanical Engineering); Paul Cho (Sendai; Metalic Material Science); Pauline Cho (Sendai, Literal Art); Kido Lim (economics in Tokyo Univ); Ezra Park (Industrial Engineering - Tokyo Univ); Ester Park (Literal Art); Sarah Kang (Education); Joshua Lee (Tokyo Center: agriculture)
* Tokyo UBF sent out Jochita Miako as a short term (6 months) student missionary to Copenhagen 
* Pray for Dr. Namje Kim's [Ph.d in physics] business to prosper (Namju 48; Hanna 46; Mica 18; Mirae 16; Hankyul 12)
* Kanazawa: Moses/Rebekah Hong (Hanna - Int'l studies/Dusseldorf; Esther - middle school 3


[Daniel Choi - Uthunomia; Maria 19; Rebekah 23; Esther 18]







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