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I started Renewal not just to publish my own books but I also want to partner with authors who have a vision to change communities. Tiffanie and I have been friends for over a decade and I’ve always enjoyed learning about her Korean culture. Even though China and Korea are bordering countries, each country has a unique culture and I realize that we don’t do enough to share our cultures with each other. It’s especially important to me now because I recently learned through a DNA test that I’m a small percentage Korean myself. Our new book All Year for One Day is the story of a family getting ready and celebrating the Korean New Year. The book is influenced by Korean art but uniquely Korean American to reflect the author. Our hope with this book is that people would learn something about the Korean culture but also be more curious about their own culture. I believe that we can build bridges between ethnic communities when we come as storytellers and learners. Would you like a copy of our new book?
Bethel Seminary San Diego is closing. Our family spent years of our lives and invested tens of thousands of dollars so that we could prepare ourselves as ministers here. Unfortunately there has been a failure of vision casting, leadership and problem solving that is leading to the closing of the San Diego campus after its 40 year history of shaping Christian leaders in San Diego and around the world. Though I’m overwhelmed with sadness, I also recognize that American Christianity has changed and I’m hopeful that God is not going to stop his work in this city. In a lot of ways, the closing of our seminary is a reflection of the failure of American Christian leadership. God is still calling a people to himself and he wants his people to be lead by people who are humble, cross cultural and who can see with God’s eyes. We should mourn the loss of a great institution but we should also see this as a time of repentance and waiting. Let us be ready for the next chapter of God’s salvation history. It won’t look the same and a new story is about to be told.
My co-workers told me me today that there’s a need for basketball sports camp leaders in East Asia. There are actually a lot of camps now sponsored by Nike and Adidas but kids from minority people groups can rarely afford to attend. As missionaries, our focus will always be to serve those who have the least resources and who are often neglected by both governments and businesses. We have trips going to East Asia throughout the year and we will always partner you with experienced team members who will help you grow as an athlete and as a minister. Message me if you want to learn more. *I love basketball but I try to stay in my lane and do more fitness and bodybuilding related stuff 😂. I’ve actually tried reaching out using basketball but the other players usually end up asking me about workout stuff*
After about a month of daddy daycare we are still alive and learning. We’ve figured out a schedule where Carmen feeds Jeremiah before she leaves for work and I bottle feed for the next couple of meals. I start my day at 5am and with the help of Jeremiah’s 2-3 naps I’ve been able to get my sermon prep done. After a couple of speaking engagements, the system isn’t perfect but it has been manageable. He’s actually been calm when visiting new churches and Carmen has been a superhero taking care of him while I preach and meet people. Please pray for us as we head into our busy season. Next month I’ll be speaking at a men’s retreat and we fly up to SF to help out with an OMF workshop at Cumberland Church the last week of October. Our babycare system is still a work in progress and we’re going to have to adapt because there’s going to be more road travel soon and Jeremiah goes crazy in the car sometimes. I’m definitely more tired now but I’m really glad that Jeremiah gets to join me in my work. I used to help out at my family’s restaurant as a kid and that’s where I learned my love for business. I hope Jeremiah learns to love ministry. He really enjoys going to new places and seeing new faces. My prayer is that he likes this pace of life. Our family is committed to serving God in the hard places and I hope that we can share that passion with him. If you would like to be a partner with me and my ministry you can donate at https://ift.tt/2Bj8MA5