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“each day I want to serve more in our church”

Listen to our 2022Q3 Ministry Update: “each day I want to serve more in our church” (Author: Anna Kim) (Read by: Anna Kim) “Let’s Have a Meeting!” Reading that title, how does it make you feel? Did you just groan a little? Most meetings aren’t meant for fun. They have purpose. In the church’s latest meeting for […]

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Return from HMA

Listen to our 2022Q1Q2 Ministry Update: Return from HMA (Author: Anna Kim) (Read by: Anna Kim) Kids Who Serve “Ugh, Mom. I’m sooooo tired!”Noelia returned from children’s church a bit limp, but with a twinkle in her eye. She shared with me (Anna) that there was a new little girl in church that morning. The […]

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Life Ministry or Ministry Life?

(Author: Anna Kim) (Read by: Kyu Kim) Both! “I’ve heard stories about Christian families sharing their lives together in community, and oh, how much I’d love that!” Our friend and sister in Christ went on to describe the practice of Christian hospitality that Anna and I had the privilege to experience as we grew up. […]

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The Word of God is Living and Active

“No, Anna, I still don’t understand,” she said mournfully. “What does application mean in the Bible study?” As I write, my friend (also Ana, ha!) and I have completed the first of four weeks of study on the books of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John. She is hungry to learn about the Bible, and has […]

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1+ year of online Sunday services

I was looking at our local church’s Youtube channel while waiting for our latest Sunday service video to upload. I was amazed as I looked through the available videos and the dates they were posted. Our first Sunday service video was uploaded on March 22, 2020 at the eve of pandemic prevention shutdown in Colombia. […]

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Ups and Downs

Back in early December, we had an exciting opportunity to take a one-day retreat together with the ministry team from our local church. What a thrill to witness God working in His church, bringing growth during a truly difficult season! Despite the pandemic and extremely limited opportunities to be physically together as a church, new people have found hope in the message of the gospel through video sermons, small group Bible studies, and counseling. On our retreat that day, we discussed plans for strategic discipleship and ideas for potential community outreach events. Only six weeks later, it became clear ministry in 2021 would be quite different from what we’d imagined.
“Kyu, I feel like Job,” our pastor lamented…

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“I’ve been wanting to see this for two years!”

After several months of praying and planting ideas, I (Anna) had the opportunity recently to co-facilitate a women’s training and discipleship group with our pastor’s wife. During one of our weekly Zoom meetings, the pastor appeared on screen, exclaiming his excitement and gleefully giving thumbs up as women shared their testimonies. They are acting in […]

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Black Friday

For a while, Medellin was doing well. The government seemed to have a good control of the pandemic through its well-thought-out public health protocols and social distancing requirements. Naturally, since the numbers were favorable, local governments started to ease up a bit. There were still plenty of health protocol expectations but it seemed that people […]

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Zephaniah 3

Today was the first time reading Zephaniah through the filter of revelation and understanding Jerusalem as the church. Here are some of my on the go thoughts and highlights for me from chapter 3. Regarding the Church The first part was a little sobering. Replace Jerusalem with <the church of ____> and whoa! I hope […]

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The wisdom of listening first

Something to laugh about but also a teachable moment. This video reminded me of a lesson we had during our cross-cultural training prior to going to our mission field. Often we see a problem and try to fix it. Our natural tendency is to share our advice first without learning the context of our counterpart […]

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