We were invited by Dr. Yohan Lee to join him at his place “The Love C Center”… a diaspora ministry in Ansan City. Bob and Celia Munson and Dr. Paul Tabon make up the Bukal Life Care team. The three of us are part of Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, and. along with Dr. Yohan, are part of CPSP-Philippines. So this is a multiple level ministry trip.
We have been pretty busy. We arrived Saturday, October 4th, and were given well-needed time to rest.
SUNDAY MORNING. We went to a Diaspora church (church for internationals… especially Filipinos living in Korea) in Suyu… a beautiful forested and mountainous area on the edge of Metropolitan Seoul. Bob preached, while Celia and Doc Paul gave testimonies. After that we had a great meal with our hosts for the day, Ptr. Jimmy and wife Marivic.
SUNDAY EVENING. I (Bob) taught a class of international students of the center in “Introduction to Missiology” as part of an SEE course with PBTS. Will continue the presentations next Sunday.
MONDAY MORNING/AFTERNOON. Celia led a Seminar in “Disaster Response Chaplaincy.” Dr. Lee interpreted. This training was for Korean ministry workers. The 2nd half of the training will be on next Monday, shortly before we return to the Philippines. Celia will lead training sessions for an English-speaking group of ministers Wednesday and Friday.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON. We traveled to Yaeil Theological Seminary. Bob was a guest speaker at the invitation of Dr. Joshua Lee, professor of Missions and Spiritual formation there. The topic was “Beautifully Broken: Metaphors for Spiritual Brokenness and Renewal.” Dr. Lee translated again.
At Yaeil Theological Seminary. Bob as guest lecturer
TUESDAY EVENING. We went to a traditional Korean restaurant and had a wonderful wonderful meal. It is Dr. Lee’s birthday so we were very happy to treat him. Now that we are back at the center, Celia, Doc Paul, and Doc Lee are having a CPSP-Philippines Baguio Chapter meeting.
We have been invited by Chaplain Eugene to visit and speak at a Korean Military hospital. We look forward to the opportunity on Thursday.
Bob and Celia will return on the 13th, while Doc Paul will stay and continue to work with Doc Lee on training in Pastoral Care.