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Is It Not By Love Alone That We Succeed In Penetrating To The Very Essence of a Being?

Registered Date June  14, 2019 Read 568
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[Reflection of Mongolia Bible Women Leadership Training Program]

Inyoung Amelia Cho

 

 

 

Mongolia Bible Women Leadership Training Program, with the theme “Same mind, Same passion, Same vision… For Mission!” was held at Chingeltei UMC in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. From March 10th -12th, 2019, women from Mongolia, Korea and the USA gathered. The total was more than 50 including 5 staffs from Scranton Women's Leadership Center (SWLC) and KUMW.

I was so grateful that I could join this program as a representative of SWLC and lead praises and community building as well. I cannot help preparing the program with whole my heart because I was deeply happy that I was given this precious opportunity to join a global Christian gathering as a leader

In Chingeltei church, I could see how God worked through the missionary Ms. Seonrye Kim, a local pastor who dedicated her life to mission fields. Seeing so many things accomplished by her dedication of elder missionary who is about to retire after 10 years of missionary work in Mongolia, felt a great variety of emotions. Her dedication reminded me of Ms. Mary F. Scranton. Moreover, there was a young adult missionary sent by the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) of UMC as well. The church was running under the structure of love and dedication.
 

The most memorable moment was when I went to a small church on Sunday. The whole congregation of the church was less than 10. We were sitting around a table and we worshiped together. Sang three praises, read the Bible verses. I was asked to give them a testimony for the sermon. I was willing to do so. Therefore, I shared my story. While speaking to the congregations watching their twinkling eyes, I felt my whole body was filled with emotion. The faces with innocence and passion made me want to pray for them. As the finish of my testimony, I prayed for them. I prayed with the mind give thanks to God for bringing me here and allowing me to have time with these people and asking to take care of his children. During my prayer, some began to sob quietly. I could see how their lives were hard and they needed someone to comfort and pray for them.

Even when I am back to Korea, I still remember their delicate whispers of the prayer. The moment we shared our prayer titles, emotions and prayed for each other. I pray for them one a week may the peace of the Lord be with them. Through this program, I learned that it took the dedication of countless people before a church was built and maintained, and the importance of establishing a good leader.