Final Days: CAM & KAGNAM Church

As my mission approaches to it’s end, I would like to inform you about the two major events that happened the past two days:

  1. Christ Ambassador Mission (CAM) @ Yonsei University
  2. Pastor Rev. Myungwoo Choi @ Kangnam Church
  3. Miscellaneous

1. Christ Ambassador Mission (CAM) @ Yonsei University:

CAM @ Yansei University

CAM @ Yansei University

Kim and I went to the Yonsei University in Seoul, one of the biggest universities of the region, where people from all around Asia and the world come to study at. People from Malaysa, China, Hongkong and many other countries come to major in this university. Kim and I had a wonderful Christ like discussion with these students to encourage them on keep on the faith and following the path of The Lord. I will record one incident! while I was giving my testimony one of the students started to cry, God was doing His work! Healing!

2. Pastor Rev. Myungwoo Choi @ Kangnam Church:

Pastor Rev. Myungwoo Choi

Pastor Rev. Myungwoo Choi

Today was a bit exceptional, we definitely had to rest but we had a very important meeting in the evening. we went to the Full Gospel Kangnam Church, as they call it here in Seoul: the 2nd Yoido Full Gospel Church branch!
Kim and I met with Pastor Rev. Myungwoo Choi, and to my astonishment,  God has spoken to him and put on his heart to work with the people in the Middle East. We had a wonderful time together in sharing information and in prayers.

 

3. Miscellaneous:

As always i would leave you with some adventurous pictures.

Bus Stop Rush Hour

Bus Stop Rush Hour

Kim's  adorable Family

Kim's adorable Family

 

Have a blessed day everyone, I have a final meeting tomorrow with another church before I leave to Lebanon.
By the Grace of God I shall be arriving on Sunday 10:55 am. Pray for Kim & I and our safe return back to Lebanon.

May the blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ pour upon you everyday of your life!

Jesus’ Obedient Servant,
Ali

Day 9: 606 The Holy Spirit 7th

Today’s journal is easy! Full day at the 606 The 7th Holy Spirit conference for Youth and some miscellaneous images like everyday!

1.The 7th Holy Spirit Conference for Youth: 606

606 represents the 6th of June which is the national holiday here in South Korea; it is  a memory of all the martyrs that where dead during the war!

Yet, the youth don’t want to take that day for granted. So brother and sisters in Christ.. Here comes the 606 The Holy Spirit, Youth One Day Conference:

606 - Seoul

606 - Seoul

606 - Seoul

606 - Seoul

 

Around 12.000 youth, Eager to worship, pray and proclaim the power of God on their lives.

As soon as you reach inside you are SOOOO astounded by the High Tech, and number of people! Check this picture out!

606 - Seoul

606 - Seoul

And OKAY! OKAY! here is 14 seconds of the whole feeling!

The conference is 5 hours long, where many worship bands take part of it, 3 main speakers.

Pastor David Yongi Cho

Pastor David Yongi Cho

Pastor Young Hoon Lee

Pastor Young Hoon Lee

Pastor Jae Hoon Lee

Pastor Jae Hoon Lee

 

Three major Senior pastors, sharing the word of God with Youth from many churches in Seoul. UNITY is the Key!

The main three topics of this conference where: PASSION / CHANGE / HOLY

Believe me, you might not understand one word of what’s going on! but you definitely feel the spirit of peace, love and most anointing!

I pray that you’ve enjoyed the information about this conference! meanwhile I shall leave you with some miscellaneous images as usual!

2. Miscellaneous:

606 - Seoul

606 - Seoul

606 - Seoul

606 - Seoul

REAL STORY! All my stay in Seoul, I was seeking a man with a beard! but couldn’t manage to find anyone. Today, while having dinner i saw this young man and asked him if we could take a picture together! I told him the reason: “THE BEARD” but for the fun of it, he adds that he will be assisting in a BEARD COMPETITION IN THE USA! so i laughed but he was so serious about it that i had to research it!
SO i get home and guess what! i find this website:  http://beardteamusa.org/

Wow! isn’t that impressive?! The only man in Korea with a beard! has a PURPOSE! to WIN the Beard competition! Good luck my friend! 🙂

Korean Beard!?

Korean Beard!?

 

I pray that you liked today’s Journal!
Be Blessed,

Jesus’ Obedient Servant,
Ali

Day 7 & 8: Small Groups, Prayer Mountain & Middle East Missionaries.

Thank you for your patience, I would like to apologize because I did not have the time to write down the blog yesterday as I’ve spent all day/night at the Yoido Prayer Mountain that we will talk about in just a while. Today’s menu is:

  1. Elders & Deaconesses of the “Success Mission” Women’s meeting
  2. Deacon’s Home Visit
  3. Prayer Mountain
  4. Short term mission program of the Middle East meeting
  5. Miscellaneous

1. Elders & Deaconesses of the “Success Mission” Women’s meeting:

'Success Mission' Women's Meeting

'Success Mission' Women's Meeting

Yesterday morning, Kim & I headed to share the message of God, my testimony in the ‘Success Mission’ Women’s meeting – Part of the Yoido Full Gospel Church. At first, Kim shared the objectives of a mission and missionary, which lead the way to my testimony and a message through the Holy Spirit from Song of Solomon 4:8-15, a message that emphasizes the biblical importance of Lebanon, as a country and as a ‘bride of Christ‘. Finally, and as always, we where invited to a restaurant, this time it was an all american open buffet restaurant to have a special communion together.

 

2. Deacon’s Home Visit:

Home Visit

Home Visit

Afterwards, one of the deacons of this group invited us for a home visit / prayer meeting at her place with her husband and two kids.

 

 

 

 

 

Hwang Family

Hwang Family

 

Hwang’s Family was so humble and prayerful. They received an adorable life changing message of God. and where humble enough to offer us a ride to reach the prayer mountain, our final destination for the day!

 

 

 

3. Prayer Mountain:

Prayer Mountain main Chapel

Prayer Mountain main Chapel

The famous Prayer Mountain, where people go to have their time with God, 24/24… with official meeting around 3 to 4 times a day. It could handle around 7000 visitors at the same time!
Very powerful place, where people go to fast and pray.

 

But Lately, more accommodation  for visitors that cannot handle to sleep on the floor 😛 .. but still would like to visit and pray.

Nevertheless, it is still an amazing place to visit, fast and pray!

4. Short term mission program of the Middle East meeting:

Short Term Mission Program

Short Term Mission Program

After spending a whole day at the prayer mountain, when the sun collapsed we took the bus back to the Yoido Full Gospel Church, and had a meeting with the Short-Term mission program for the Middle East team. Most of these people have already visited the Middle East and worked with many local churches to spread the word of God. In fact, some of them are visiting Lebanon this summer.

5. Miscellaneous:

As always, I shall leave you with some miscellaneous images.

Ashley's Restaurant!

Ashley's Restaurant!

Mr. Tony Tan, Believer from Malaysa

Mr. Tony Tan, Believer from Malaysa

Prayer Caves at Prayer Mountain

Prayer Caves at Prayer Mountain

 

Have a blessed day everyone!

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Jesus’ Obedient Servant,
Ali

Day 06: Sundays @ Yoido Full Gospel Church

Greetings everyone, in this issue I shall tackle three major points of today:

  1. Morning Worship Service
  2. Foreigner Informational Program
  3. ‘Pneuma’ Youth Leadership Course
  4. Miscellaneous

 

1. Morning Worship Service:

Sunday at Yoido Full Gospel Church

Sunday at Yoido Full Gospel Church

Today was a a normal Sunday for the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul. Around 37.000 attendees in the buildings of Yoido. And broadcasting the message of God “LIVE” to over 10.000  other Yoido churches in all of Seoul and all over the world.

As the Worship Band, Orchestra, Choir and the sermon approaches to their end, many ushers (as you can see on the screen) gather up to serve the communion to the huge community[This communion happens every 1st Sunday of the month. And if you could remember well the RICE Vs Bread story, well the communion is composed of Rice Cubes and wine.

Things are in extreme order, If you arrive to the meeting 15 minutes early! Then you are already LATE! And if you leave the meeting 15 minutes after the meeting has ended! Then good luck trying to get out of the church, as massive amount of people would be getting into the church!

As I had a balcony seat, I was extremely amazed by the view of many groups of ministry every group having their own costumes (Elders, Deacons, Ushers, Choirs, etc…)

2. Foreigner Informational Program:

Foreigner Information at Yoido Full Gospel Church

Foreigner Information at Yoido Full Gospel Church

When the meeting Ended,  we followed a ‘Foreigner Informational Program’ that lasted around one hour. Where deeper information was given about the planting of this Church by the vision given from God to Pastor David Yongi Cho. Explaining all the stages and the exponential growth of the church. And mostly how the people where humble to accept the word of our Lord and Savior and proclaim Him master on their lives by the power of Praying, Listening and Obeying to His word.

3. ‘Pneuma’ Youth Leadership Course:

Pastor Daniel Ow of 'Pneuma'

Pastor Daniel Ow of 'Pneuma'

As the clock approaches 12:30, Kim and I reach the office of Daniel Ow Mooksanim where we took our time in preparation for the ‘Pneuma’ Youth Leadership Training Course that I had to share.

The message included my testimony, difficulties encountered in ministry and how to overcome them spiritually and definitely a lot of information on Lebanon.

'Pneuma' Youth Leaders

'Pneuma' Youth Leaders

 

There was 300 Youth Leaders in the room. All so eager to know more about leadership, obedience, humbleness and most of all the will of God All Mighty.

But before we start the service, we all lifted our praises to the Lord in songs and prayers. The Holy Spirit’s presence was so amazing that time passed by without us noticing.

Pastor Kim and Ali Khalil

Pastor Kim and Ali Khalil

 

Finally, we started the service with life changing and encouraging words. They even learned to say ‘MarHaba‘ just like I learned earlier to say ‘Hanyoung Honseo

 

 

 

It was a lovely cultural exchange, knowing that ONLY the Holy Spirit could unite us as The Body of Christ. 

4. Miscellaneous:

During the day and as always, I’ve had some different incidences, so I shall let the pictures talk for themselves.

 

30 to 40 yeas old, Christian Hiphop Concert

30 to 40 yeas old, Christian Hiphop Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor David Yongi Cho

Pastor David Yongi Cho

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoido's History

Yoido's History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 million believers marching

2 million believers marching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I pray that today’s journal is a blessing to everyone.

Have a pleasant day full of the Lord’s blessings! Amen.

Jesus’ Obedient Servant,
Ali

Day 05: Youth & Mission!

After a long 22 hours day, we had our 6 hours of sleep to wake up in the morning and  prepare ourselves for today’s schedule. I shall brief you about 4 major events happened today:

  1. Morning home meeting
  2. Youth Meeting with Pastor Youn @ Jung Dong Church
  3. World Mission Training Lecture @ Kangnam Church
  4.  Meeting with a group of Missionaries
  5. Miscellaneous

So let us get started with this journal.

1. Morning Home Meeting:

This time it is quite different. On Saturday’s there are not early morning prayer meetings, as the Yoido Full Gospel Church has the Friday late prayer night until early morning. And since during the weekdays all families are at work, so the best ways to sit around as a family is on a Saturday. Therefore, today, Kim, the Kang family (the kind people who are hosting Kim and I), and I sat down for a lovely morning prayer where I shared  a message on how to stay connected with God through prayers, trust and faith. Our gathering was ended by a call to action prayer by Kim.

2. Youth Meeting with Pastor Youn @ Jung Dong Church:

Now that we are all warmed up, Kim and I headed for a 2 hours subway and bus trip to reach the location of the Jung Dong Church. Where we had a meeting with some youth that are “Mission Minded” … Pastor Youn is one of the pioneers in his church to initiate a “World Mission” department to put the love of mission in the youth of today. We shared a powerful message to engage these youth on keeping the humble heart while communicating with God, and serving Him. But again, as time was running, we had to flee very fast in order to catch up our subway.

3. World Mission Training Lecture @ Kangnam Church:

Kangnam Church Mission Lecture After 1h30, we literary RAN to reach the lecture on time. As this is a lecture to equip the missionaries with more information about the situation in the Middle East as a whole. Culturally, Socially and Spiritually!

There was around 150 missionaries equipping themselves to travel to several places in the world for different mission purposes. we sang a ‘Afra7ou yasou3 7arrarani’ and ‘7inama adnou min koddsika’ , and with a laughter we shared a lecture.
What was really fun this time, that after we’ve finished the lecture the following statement was made:

This was the best / funniest lecture we’ve ever heard on this subject! 

Praise God for His Glorious work and Grace… Amen

4. Meeting with a group of Missionaries:

Missionaries Coming To Lebanon

Missionaries Coming To Lebanon

After the lecture finishes, we had a nice Chinese dinner  with 4 missionaries getting ready to come over lebanon this July 2012. They will be in Lebanon to explore the Culture, Society, help kids,  and most of all worship the Lord with the church in Lebanon.

 

 

Therefore, I’d like you to start praying for this team’s flight, as it is a long journey to achieve. Pray so may the Lord fulfill His purpose for their life’s through this trip. Amen

 

5. Miscellaneous:

As always, something interesting happens on the streets. I shall let the pictures speak for themselves:

Street Evanglization

Street Evangelism

Crabs bigger than my head

Crabs bigger than my head, and the platter is around $40! Care to have some?

 

Finally my brother and sisters in Lebanon, and to all the readers in the world. As another journey passes by, the more I experience the power of God in this country.

Special Request:

Kindly pray for Kim & I, as our journeys are physically exhausting. We need your prayers and the power of The Holy Spirit! Thank you all for your support and encouragements!

Have a blessed day Everyone,

Jesus’ Obedient Servant,
Ali