THESE ARE PERILOUS TIMES!
CHRISTIANS MUST BE VIGILANT
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our
Lord, nor of me his prisoner;
But be thou partaker of the afflictions of
the gospel according to the power of God.
2 TIMOTHY 1:8
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A GLIMPSE OF KOREA
HOW DO I BEGIN TO TELL YOU ABOUT OUR KOREAN TRIP? I
guess there is no other way but to begin at the beginning. We were the
guests of SEOUL FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH and PASTOR & MRS. YOUNG JIN EUM back
in early Novermber of last year (November 8-15, 2004). I hope I can
remember the important details of the Bible conference, as well as all the
Christian kindnesses showered upon us while there. It was such a thrilling
time of Christian service that week. You must order the tapes! The Lord
enriched us as we fellowshipped with our dear Korean friends in Incheon
and Seoul. The week went by so quickly. Oh, how I wish you could have been
there, too! Yet, so much has happened in-between then and now, like the
terrible TSUNAMI upheaval in the Indian Ocean, the floods across our
country, the mudslides, the avalanches, the train wrecks--to say nothing
of the Iraq war. I kept saying to my husband and anyone who would listen,
"NOW IS THE ACCEPTED TIME; NOW IS THE DAY OF SALVATION!!" All the
confusion, heartache, and death connected with those Noah-like days and
the terrorist attacks brought so much loss to so many. "NOW IS THE TIME!!"
People asked. "Where is God?" Of course, He is where He always is! Since
then, many people have come and gone in our lives. New doors opened. Old
doors have shut. Yet, I want to go back to last year and give you a
glimpse into our South Korean days. So hang on!
WE LEFT THE UNITED STATES FROM KENNEDY AIRPORT ON
NOVEMBER 8TH. Iíve been there before and always dread the crowds &
confusion of that place. Perhaps it was because we were flying on KOREAN
AIR, but Kennedy was fine to me that day. Korean Air was such a gracious
airline to us. As I gazed out my plane window, I looked down and saw the
beautiful view below, New York City. The islands under my sight looked
like jewels floating on azure-blue water. I donít remember seeing this
before. Evidently, in the past, Iíve taken off from that airport at night.
MY VIEW FROM THE WINDOW
I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED MY WINDOW SEAT. At first, a young
man was sitting there, but the hostess asked him to move, making more room
for this senior citizen. I must tell you what I saw from that window! I
jotted down a few notes. The flight took fourteen and a half hours to get
there. Coming back we had a tail wind, and it took less than twelve hours
to return. After several hours, I spied cracked frozen ground miles below
us. We flew the northeren route--the POLAR ROUTE! I was excited! We were
34,000 feet high, traveling at 544 miles per hour with a 17 mile-an-hour
head wind. The ride was smooth. It was as if we were standing still.
I MUST CONFESS THAT I WAS A WEE BIT APREHENSIVE ABOUT
FLYING TO KOREA, for I knew of a plane exactly like ours that had been
shot down a few years ago. The pilot had drifted over Chinaís airspace!
But I trusted that God would take care of me--dead or alive. My place on
that journey was to be by my husbandís side. In fact, to be truthful,
every time I get on a plane or in a car for a long trip, I wonder if we
will get to our destination. There are so many terrible things that happen
to travelers these days. My times are in Godís hand (Psalm 31:15). I
believe it. I trust in it and I go forward. Many people die in their own
backyards or fall in the bathtub. ĎTis so sweet to trust in Jesus!
Our times are in Thy hand,
Why should we doubt or fear?
A Fatherís hand will never cause
His child a needless tear.
Our times are in Thy hand,
Jesus, the Crucified!
The hand our many sins had pierced
Is now our guard and guide. (Authur unkown)
NO NIGHT THERE
I ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO ALASKA. So was delighted that
we were flying over the freezing tundra at 37,000 feet. I saw snow
everywhere on the ground, as well as on the snow-covered mountains. What
beauty! After several continual sunsets, that followed us for hours, the
sky became daylight bright! We never had night! I was reminded of Heaven
and how there will be no night there for JESUS IS THE LIGHT. I struck up a conversatoin with the steward in charge of the planes finances. He said
something about "light" nights. I was the only one in the huge plane
looking out the window. Everyone else had their shades down, some trying
to sleep. In fact, the bright sunlight shinning through my shadeless
window was too much for some of the passengers in the middle section
across from us. The attendant requested that I pull my shade. So, I missed
out on some of Godís beauty so others could watch the movie without the
sun in their eyes.
SOMEWHERE WE LOST ONE DAY OF OUR LIVES. I GUESS IT WAS
WHEN WE CROSSED THE INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE. Of course, it was returned to
us on the way home the next week. Some time after the sun refused to set,
I noted that it was 11:09 AM for me high in the sky. The date was November
9th; but, at home in Collingswood, it was still November 8th and 9:09 PM
the evening of the morning that we left New Jersey for Kennedy airport.
KOREAN FOOD AT 37,000 FEET
FOR DINNER ON THE "747," WE HAD "BIBIMPAP". It was a Korean dish--rice
mixed with a vegetable salad, raw salmon, and a hot sauce. There was
seaweed and sesame oil, too. It was good!! Saw on the map, flashed on the
screen, that we were over the BERING SEA. We flew over the CHUKCHI AND
KOLLYMA MOUNTAIN RANGES, and the SEA OF OKLATSK, too. The ARCTIC OCEAN was
to our North. I observed funny-looking white clouds against the blue, blue
sky above the KAMCHATKA PENINSULA. Yes, we flew over Russia some place.
Couldnít tell the difference between the clouds and the lumps and lumps of
snow that covered the ground way down there underneath our airliner. It
all looked like huge white honey- combs to me. Iíd never been over this
part of the world before.
FIRST NIGHT A BIBLE CLASS IN ENGLISH
WE WERE MET AT THE AIRPORT BY PASTOR EUM AND MISSIONARY
ROB OETMAN. They confirmed the schedule with my husband for the coming
week. I was tired. I donít sleep well sitting up in an airplane, but my
husband has the gift of sleeping in an upright position. I couldnít wait
to get to the guest house. The airport is on an island away from the
hustle and bustle of the cities. When we came into the area for landing,
the pilot had to be very careful not to fly over North Korea. It is an
aviatorís art! On the long ride to Seoul and our "home" for the week, we
learned of an evening Bible study in English that night. MISSIONARY ROB,
the teacher of the class, invited my husband to attend and lead the
discussion. I thought for sure, Dr. Waite would decline--but no. He went.
He is a gracious man. He was there to serve our hosts in whatever way they
wanted. I thought he should rest--but who am I?
I WAS DROPPED OFF AT THE GUEST HOUSE. There was a sign
at the door to take off my shoes as all Asians do. I just couldnít do it
that first night! I have feet problems and they werenít working too well
at that moment. It was a wonderful three-room apartment run by the
Southern Baptists. (We were told that the Southern Baptistsí "ministry" in
Korea is running guest houses and condominiums for rent.) Immediately I
went to bed and never woke up at all--even when my husband came into the
apartment hours later. He could have been a robber and Iíd never have
known it. I liked it there very much at that guest house. Everything was
so handy. (I live in a big three floor house with basement and three stair
cases here in Collingswood.) The church people made sure we had food in
the refrigerator and water to drink. They were so gracious. One afternoon
PASTOR and MRS. EUM and DEACON OM brought over a delicious Korean lunch. I
wish that MRS. OM and their daughter, JANE OM, could have been with us.
Jane became my helper Sunday evening , telling me what people were saying
and just being my friend. She was the same age as our granddaughter, Anna.
It made me wish Anna could know Jane. Maybe some day! I must say that even
though we had good food, beautifully served in fancy restaurants on other
days, I really enjoyed that meal in our apartment kitchen .
HOSPITALITY BY AMERICAN & KOREANS
I WANT TO SAY RIGHT NOW THAT IF YOU THINK KOREA IS A
BACKWARD COUNTRY, "YOU HAVE ANOTHER THINK COMING"--as my grandmother used
to say. Both of those cities are huge metropolises with many, many
skyscrapers reaching to the clouds. It reminded me of our time in
Singapore. Because there is little spare land, only the very very wealthy
have private homes. But there are apartments for all stations of life. We
spent several afternoons with MISSIONARIES BRENDA & ROB OETMAN in their
apartment near the church. It seemed nice to me. He has quite an outreach
with the English-speaking Koreans and others. SEOUL FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
is on two floors in an office building close by. The first floor is the
place of worship and the second floor they have classrooms and a kitchen.
Someone told us that the tallest skyscraper in the world was in South
Korea. Not sure if that is true or not. On a Sunday evening, we had green
tea cake and tea served in beautiful cups as guests of a dentist friend,
Dr. & Mrs. Cho, who lived on the 45th floor of an exclusive penthouse.
They have a very impressive view of the city. We were told it was
purchased for one-and a half-million dollars. If I remember correctly,
that building was in the heart of Koreaís financial district.
WE WERE TOLD THAT SEOUL HAD A POPULATION OF 12,000,000,
and the city of INCHEON HAD 3,000,000. I have 30,000,000 written down next
to those two figures, so it must mean that the two cities and their
surrounding environs have a population of 30,000,000. In all of SOUTH
KOREA, there are FIFTY MILLION PEOPLE. It is VERY impressive. I WAS TOLD
THAT SEOUL IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST CITIES IN THE WORLD! I have written in my
notes that NORTH KOREA has a population of 25 to 30 million. There is such
a difference between the North and the South. When I talked with the
Korean people there in Seoul or on the airplane, they made it very clear
to me that they do not consider their land as two countries but only one.
North Korea is under a dictatorship and South Korea has an elected
president and free enterprise. We had the sense that some of the young
Koreans do not know the dangers of communism and may not really appreciate
the freedom they have in South Korea, or the help that the United States
of America has been to them. I may be wrong, but it seemed that way to me.
In my opinion (but I am biased), South Korea would not be what it is today
if it were not for the USA. Our American boys died for them--for their
freedom--and our money undergirded their abilities. My brother-in-law,
HANK BENEDICT, was called back into the U. S. Navy to come to the aid of
that country. He left his wife, my husbandís sister, and two small
children to help South Korea. He sacrificed years for our Asian friends.
Weíll never forget it! The South Koreans are a very industrious people. I
was impressed. The children go to school from sun-up to
sun-down--especially the teen agers. They attend the city schools from
8:00 or 8:30 A.M. until 3:00 or 3:30 P.M. Then they dash over to private
academies to learn English and do homework until ten oíclock at night. No
wonder no matter what time of the day, automobiles are all over. The
traffic is terrific.
NEVER ENDING TRAFFIC ALL HOURS OF THE DAY
THOSE WHO COME TO SEOUL FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FROM
INCHEON (an hourís drive) DO NOT RETURN TO THEIR APARTMENT-HOMES AFTER THE
MORNING SERVICE. A DINNER IS PREPARED BY THE WOMEN OF THE CHURCH FOR THE
CHURCH PEOPLE. There is so much traffic seven days a week from early
morning to midnight that the trip would take much longer than one hour.
Our quarters, while there, were only ten minutes away; but in reality, it
would take almost an hour or forty-five minutes to get back and forth.
Thatís why we stayed with the Oetmans in the afternoons. I have been to
London. The traffic there is frightening. Seoul reminded me of that large
city in Great Britain--but if I recall correctly, in Korea, they drive on
the right side of the road.
A CHILDRENíS HOSPITAL IN INCHEON
I THINK THE FIRST FULL DAY, MY HUSBAND GAVE A DEFENSE
OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE AND ITS TEXTS TO A GROUP OF DOCTORS AND INTERNS AT
A CHILDRENíS HOSPITAL IN INCHEON. There were seventeen there. I was very
interested in this hospital because I lived in a childrenís hospital as a
little child. DR. TCHAH was a Christian believer and the head of
pediatrics there. Every week MISSIONARY OETMAN teaches a class in English
to this group. The day my husband spoke, PASTOR EUM was his interpreter.
We were very impressed with his goodness and leadership as the
pastor-shepherd of that Independent Baptist Church in Youngdeungpo, Seoul,
South Korea. He is wise. I just loved Mrs. Eum. She had limited English
but her ways were kind and friendly. It was very hard to leave her at the
end of the week. Mrs. Eumís husband was a successful business man when God
called him to preach. She yielded to the will of God in this matter and
gave up many financial benefits to submit to the Lord for her husband to
be in full-time Christian service. I donít know if you know it or not, but
a wife can make or break her husbandís dedication to Christian work. Many
a pastor has had to resign because his wife is rebellious to her mateís
consecration. Of course, some men who are missionaries or pastors neglect
their wives and tend to other peopleís needs before hers. It takes a lot
of practice for the man to know that such attention to others can cause
problems at home; and, it takes much patience for the wife to wait her
turn in life for his attention to be directed at her rather than some poor
widow in the congregation or some delinquent son in another family.
LATER AT THE CHURCH, I MET PEDIATRICIAN TCHAHíS WIFE.
HER NAME IS DR. YUNMI TCHAH. She is a teacher of nurses. They took us out
to eat one evening with a tableful of friends. I complimented her on her
beautiful pin. She took it right off her dress and gave it to me. I never
had anything like that happen to me before, have you?
AS I MET VARIOUS WOMEN, I LEARNED THAT MANY OF THEM DO
NOT TAKE THEIR HUSBANDíS NAME. They also donít wear their wedding rings. I
asked why about the wedding rings. It wasnít because they didnít love
their husbands or didnít like their wedding rings, but they said the rings
got in their way. Yet, some of the men wore their wedding rings. Iíve
never taken my wedding ring off. Itís been on my finger for fifty-six
DR. WAITE SPOKE NINETEEN TIMES
WE DIDNíT DO MUCH SIGHT SEEING WHILE IN SEOUL. Why?
Well, we had Bible Conference meetings every evening during the week days.
Dr. Waite spoke three times every night (including Saturday) on IN DEFENSE
OF TRADITIONAL BIBLE TEXTS. His interpreter was our friend, Dr. Dongsoo
Jung, who is one of DR. EUMís assistant pastors at Seoul First Baptist
Church. We have known Dr. Jung for at least ten years. He and his wife
visit us often when they are in the States. Besides teaching at the
church, Dr.Jung teaches full time at INCHEON UNIVERSITY and has a Bible &
book translation ministry. He and his committee have translated the Bible
into Korean. It is a marvelous project!
ON SUNDAY, PASTOR WAITE TAUGHT SUNDAY SCHOOL, PREACHED
IN THE MORNING SERVICE, AS WELL AS TAUGHT FOUR SESSIONS IN THE AFTERNOON
INTO THE EVENING. On Saturday afternoon, I gave THE TRIBUTE TO FANNY
CROSBY. It was my first experience with an interpreter. It went well. I
had to cut the program in half in order not to take more than one hour
altogether. I was moved by the beautiful harmonies as the congregation
sang Fanny Crosbyís melodies. PASTOR WAITE PREACHED AT THE WEDNESDAY
EVENING SERVICE AT DR. YUN SEUNG LEEís BLESSED HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH in
another area of Seoul, as well as two sessions with MR. YOUNG MIN KIM at
the SEOUL GAS COMPNY on Friday. It was delightful being with Pastor Lee
because he and his wife had visited us about six years ago when we first
started our BIBLE FOR TODAY BAPTIST CHURCH here in our house. We remember
them well and I was so happy to be in his church. I enjoyed the singing
immensely. In fact, I sat near the front of the church and could hear the
musical sounds of the Korean language singing hymns and gospel songs that
I knew in English. So I watched Pastor Leeís lips and tried to sing Korean
with him. It was a spiritual blessing to me. I really canít explain it. I
tried doing this in other services but never had the same feeling as if I
were really singing in Korean. I was very touched to learn that Pastor Lee
and his church have prayed for us ever since our first meeting years ago
here in the States.
A KOREAN PALACE FROM YESTERYEAR
THOUGH WE REALLY ENJOY SEEING THE SURROUNDINGS AND
HISTORICAL SIGHTS WHILE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY, WE CANNOT RUN HITHER AND YON
DURING THE DAY AND STILL GIVE OUR BEST FOR THE PREACHING/TEACHING
MEETINGS. (I really wish we could have been there one day longer for
sightseeing--but we canít have everything!) One afternoon, THE EUMS and
DEACON OM took us to the GYEONGBOKUNG PALACE. There were many buildings
and out-buildings to this magnificent memory of a former life from early
Korea. The beauty of it all. As we approached the historic area, I looked
around and was struck with the contrast of the past and the present. All
about this wonder of a palace were the tall office buildings & skyscrapers
of modern Seoul. After walking up a couple flights of long stairs, we
peered into the main palace to see manikins of the king and his aids on
the throne. Walking about the grounds was most interesting. There was a
big banquet building near a large pool of water. It was like a glorified
picnic pavilion--but in splendor. I remembered the Bible story of Samson
and the feast where he, by brute strength, pulled down the hallís main
pillars. Remember how the whole structure collapsed into dust? Everyone
was killed, including Samson (Judges 16:30).
WE MET A MARINE LT. COLONEL AND HIS FAMILY AS WE WALKED
THE PALACE GROUNDS. If I remember correctly, he was from New Jersey. Then
there was a Korean woman, a stranger, who took a liking to me. She walked
with me--sometimes arm-in-arm. I could not understand a word she uttered,
but was told that I reminded her of Koreaís first presidentís wife, Mrs. Syngman Rhee, who was American born. She kept looking at my hands and
touching my face. Later, I asked why she was doing that and what was she
saying. The pastor said she was trying to figure out how old I was.
DR. WAITE SPOKE AT THE SEOUL CITY GAS CO.
A VERY THRILLING MEETING WAS HELD WITH CHAIRMAN KIM AND
HIS SEOUL CITY GAS CO. LTD. ON GAYAN-DONG STREET IN KANGSUH-KU, SEOUL.
About one hundred top-level employees were seated in their auditorium.
When we walked into the gathering, everyone stood up and clapped. It was
as if the President had come into the room. I was impressed! There was a
huge banner in English and Korean on the front wall welcoming Dr. Waite.
Dr. Waiteís first forty-minute message was a salvation message interpreted
by Dr. Jung. I must confess that Dr. Jungís interpretaton was longer than
my husbandís words. But my husband was a good sport and kept within the
alloted time frame. After that, Dr. Waite presented his forty-minute
teaching on the defense of the King James Bible. Both were power-point
presentations. In fact, the power-point was used for all the teachings
except the sermons. We were the guests of the Chairman and his Company for
lunch and later tea. The Koreans serve tea in beautiful cups. It makes one
feel so special!
THE KIMS IN MY LIFE
EARLIER IN THE WEEK, WE MET ANOTHER COUPLE WITH THE
NAME OF KIM. They entertained us with a lovely Chinese dinner up on the
ninth floor of an exclusive building. We could look out on the lights of
that part of the city. Beautiful! Our host was CHUN KEUN KIM. His wife
goes by another name, but I canít keep up with the names. She was a
beautiful Christian woman and I enjoyed seeing her working around the
church. She was one of the few I knew by name. Her husband works in the
recording business. The food was served in little sauce dishes. I soon
learned that most of the food served in Korea was in small bowls or
plates. It wasnít unusual to have six or seven of them going at one time.
But for the Chinese meal with the Kims and friends, we ate from one little
dish until finished and then we were served another little dish of food by
a special waitress giving us individual attention.
A VISIT TO SPT IN BOOK CITY
WHILE IíM TELLING YOU ABOUT THE "KIMS" IN MY LIFE, LET
ME INTRODUCE TO YOU THE MANAGER OF Shinil Printing & Trading. He is MR.
YOUNG KYOON KIM. JEEONG WHAN DO was the department manager. The president
of the company was out of the country. SPT is the name of the printing
company in BOOK CITY which is several miles outside of SEOUL, KOREA. That
is the printing company that has printed 51,000 DEFINED KING JAMES BIBLES
for us. You probably have one, donít you? It comes in large leather
($40.00+$6.00 S&H) or medium leather ($35.00 + $6,00 S&H) or you can get
the large hardback ($20.00 + $6.00 S&H) or medium hardback
I WAS EXCITED TO SEE THE WONDERFUL PRINTING PRESSES
THAT PRINT OUR BIBLE. SPT is a large, clean, functional printing plant. I
was so impressed. I wish all of you could have visited it with the Jungs,
Dr. Waite, and me! The company prints Bibles for all sorts of Bible
companies--some you would know. But, best of all, as far as Iím concerned,
they print our Bible. They were gracious to us, serving us tea and giving
DELICIOUS KOREAN FOOD WAS A REAL TREAT!
ONE EVENING WE ATE IN A LOVELY HOTEL LOBBY AS THE GUEST
OF PRINCIPAL SIONE SUH. He was the head of one of those English academies
that I told you about where the young people attend classes after day
school until ten at night. When Korean food is served at the table, a
small charcoal fire is placed there where meat is cooked before our eyes.
Then we take some of that cooked meat, which is in thin strips, and we
wrap small bits of vegetables around it for good eating. It takes a while
to get the hang of it. It takes a long time to eat this way but it is
good-eating! Two kinds of Korean food were served to us on two different
occasions. One is called KALBI and the other BULGOG. To tell you the
truth, I do not know which is which at this writing. I believe one was
served with Mr. Suh as our host. Another Korean meal was served after
Sunday evening service when we were guests of Dr. and Mrs. Cho. That
restaurant was up a long flight of stairs. I recall the stairs because Dr.
Waite and I were rather tired out walking by then. He had taught four
hours straight--so you can imagine stairs were no reward. Remember I told
you the Chos had us over after that Sunday night meal for dessert and tea
on the 45th floor of their penthouse. Praise God for elevators! I wish I
could explain the food better to you than I am doing; but believe me, it
was delicious; and, I came to the conclusion that I liked Korean food very
much! It is very healthy!
THE GIGGLE MAN
I WISH THAT I COULD MENTION EVERYONE BUT I CANíT IN
THIS LETTER. BUT MUST MENTION THE "GIGGLE MAN." MR. CHE had a big car!
Certain cars and vans are difficult for us to get into. So we were very
thankful for the comfort of MR. CHEís car . He drove us many
places--especially back and forth to our guest house and to the airport.
His wife, who lived in Japan, just had a baby! Was he ever proud. We
enjoyed him and his laughter. He and DEACON OM shopped for me at the
market. I wanted a blanket like the one we had in our room. So before we
left for the airport, they brought over two blankets and tried to squeeze
two into the plastic zippered bag that only had room for one. Well, they
giggled and giggled and giggled. I wish that we had it on video. Finally
the task was done! Every time I see those blankets, I think of them with a
MISSED THE DMZ BY SIXTEEN MINUTES
THAT FRIDAY WAS A BUSY DAY! AFTER SPEAKING AT THE GAS
COMPANY AND VISITING BOOK CITY, WE HEADED FOR THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE
(DMZ). Because most of our time in Seoul was in the Bible- teaching
ministry, we had very few minutes for sightseeing. I wanted to visit the
DMZ. We could only go one place that afternoon and that was the place of
our choice! But, alas--we spent too much time at the printing plant. When
we arrived at the gate to board the buses to see the military zone-the
separation between North Korea and South Korea--we were sixteen minutes
late. I was disappointed. If only we had known the time the gates closed.
If only we had been on the last bus sixteen minutes earlier. I would have
gladly hurried. It reminds me of those who plan to accept Jesus Christ as
their personal Saviour, but wait too long. Alas, many are sixteen minutes
too late. I have been struck with the fact that death is always around the
corner. Since the TSUNAMI swallowed up thousands of people without
warning, Iíve been thinking so much about 2 CORINTHIANS 6:2b "NOW IS THE
BEHOLD, NOW IS THE DAY OF SALVATION."
Just this week, Iíve learned of the pending death of a
fifty-two year old man. His liver is failing him. His son-in-law asked for
prayer. Suddenly a woman my age is in intensive care--a breath from dying.
She needed by-pass heart surgery but lung complications have been
discovered. Another woman told me that her father has cognitive
degeneration. He is unsaved. Some criticized her for wanting to tell him
of Jesusí salvation while he could comprehend. I did not! I said, to her,
"NOW IS THE TIME!"
Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour?
Have you recognized that He died for your sins? I hope
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised
him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9)
I MUST SAY, WE REALLY APPRECIATED THE LONG DRIVE FROM
THE PRINTING COMPANY TO THE DMZ GATE--EVEN THOUGH WE WERE LATE. We drove
along the long and straight Liberty Highway as we headed toward the DMZ.
On the left side of the road where the river was, there were two strands
of barbed wire. In addition, there were evenly-spaced lookout posts rising
higher than the ground around them. There were big search lights standing
at attention waiting to be flashed out each night over the Hann River.
Soldiers were on duty at these posts. We were told that there was a bridge
up ahead and that it would be blown up immediately if the North Koreans
would strike South Korea. It was "The Bridge of No Return."
THE KING JAMES BIBLE SEMINAR IN KOREA
ORDER THE AUDIO TAPES TODAY
PASTOR EUM SAID THAT MY HUSBANDíS BIBLE CONFERENCE WAS
THE BEST ATTENDED BIBLE CONFERENCE THAT THE INDEPENDENT BAPTISTS HAVE HAD. Of
course this was pleasant to hear. My husband taught his heart out and so
did Dr. Jung as the interpreter. By request, my husband , whose
talks were very well received, gave a whole session Sunday night on "20
Indictments Against Peter Ruckman & His Teachings." I hope that you get
that tape (BFT #3223 @ $4.00+$1.00 S&H). Of course, I trust that youíll
order the Korean King James Bible Conference Tapes also (BFT #3224/1-4 @
$12.00 +S&H). All the messages are both in English and in Korean.
This is really an opportunity for Korean Christians to hear this teaching
in their heart-language. Dr. Jung, the interpreter, came to see us around
the holidays and brought the tapes with him. (We donít have the videos
NEW PEWS FOR THE OCCASSION
SEOUL FIRST BAPTST CHURCH IS ONLY A FEW YEARS OLD. They
have about one hundred who attend regularly--including babies and
children. MAYBE MORE. Their hearts are knit together in Christ. While we
were there, about sixteen or eighteen new pews were delivered. (Four
people can sit on a pew.) Itís a good thing, for every seat was taken and
chairs were brought in, too. Many visitors! I want to tell you about these
pews. They are different--not the seat part, but connected to the seat in
front, was a ledge, like a table in front of everyoneís seat. I really
liked it. One could put their Bible there or write on a tablet with ease.
Iíve never seen pews like that before, have you? Besides the words flashed
on a screen in front of the auditorium by our power-point projecter, Dr.
Jung had a couple hundred King James Bible Seminar manuals prepared for
everyone. It was a very unusual contribution to the students. I wish I had
extra books to offer them to you, but we donít have extras. All the
overheads were reproduced on its pages.
I CANNOT CEASE MY WRITING BEFORE I TELL YOU OF OUR
DELIGHTFUL VISIT IN THE HOME OF THE JUNGS IN INCHEON. THAT WAS THE
AFTERNOON AFTER MY HUSBAND SPOKE AT THE PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL. As I already
mentioned, the Koreans live in apartments. Never having lived in one, I am
always amazed how much like a house, an apartment is. I guess I am just
used to tiny apartments around here . The Jungs have a beautiful place,
big rooms, bathrooms, and a lovely kitchen. I was very happy to see ESTHER
JUNG. Iíve known her since she was very small. She, too, is Annaís age.
Her two sisters live in Baltimore with relatives where they go to school
and the university. HAIMI JUNG served us sweet tea in lovely cups. Serving
tea is such a gracious thing to do, you know. Iíll always remember HAIMI
stooping down and helping my husband with his shoes. This lovely lady, the
wife of a university professor, lowered herself to the floor to help Dr.
Waite. What a Christian gesture!
THE HURRIED HOST REBUKED
THE OTHER SUNDAY IN OUR AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY, WE
DISCUSSED THE WOMAN WHO CAME INTO PHARISEE SIMONíS HOUSE. Jesus was
there (Luke 7:36-50). She wept. The woman was
a known sinner. Her tears were wet with gratitude. She was by Jesus, the
one who forgives sins. It was then that she began to wash his feet with
those very tears, using her long hair to wipe away the dirt from the
dusty Judean roads. She held a small expensive box of perfume in her
hands. Perhaps she was saving it for her own burial. Quickly she broke
its seal. Immediately its fragrance filled the room. Eyes were upon her.
No longer was she unseen. She did not care. She was used to looks of
scorn. Soon those washed feet would be pierced. Soon they would be blood
Without hesitation, the host criticized the uninvited
guest. He reminded Jesus that the woman was a sinner. This was not news.
Jesus knew. Doesnít He know everything? Then He spoke of forgiveness--of
forgiveness of sin. He contemplated that she, who had been forgiven the
most, had the most thankfulness in her heart.
It made a poignant point.
Sad to say--the host had forgotten the common
courtesy due any guest in those days. Simon had failed to wash Jesusí
feet. He had forgotten to anoint his head. Such washing and anointing
was the common practice in New Testament times. Yet, this condemned
woman crept behind Jesus as he was eating his meal; and without
hesitation, she ministered to him. Though we are not told of Simonís
embarrassment, we can well imagine it. The man had been so eager to eat
with Jesus, that he had forgotten his manners. How often you and I
forget the common courtesies of the day and rush into life, not noticing
anotherís need--maybe that of our own husbandís or wifeís. We are too
busy with mundane things. But worse still, we leave the Lord of Life
Himself unattended as we dash into our daily duties without any thought
of serving Him.
IN GODíS CARE (I Peter 5:6-11)
Yvonne Sanborn Waite
FOR DR. WAITE, TOO
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