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Deokcheon Church in Busan Has Offline Evangelistic Series
July 30, 2020

 The coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread not only in the NSD territories but all over the world. The World Health Organization declared the spread of COVID-19 a global pandemic. Now everyone is afraid of this disease. Since it was found that the virus spreads among people quickly, many people in the world have not gathered together for months. 

In Korea, most of the people practice social distancing and strictly follow government guidelines for individuals for preventing the spread of COVID-19. While the increase of COVID-19 cases was rapid, many public gatherings were not allowed and church worship was not an exception. The Korean Adventist Church provided online worship services, including divine services, for about two months. 

After a downward trend in new COVID-19 cases appeared in the southern part of Korea, Deokcheon Church in Busan began to prepare an evangelistic series. From June 23 to 27, 2020, the church invited Pastor Kim NakHyung, Youth Ministries director of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD), and the Golden Angels, the NSD singing missionaries, to have the series. 

Pastor Kim delivered God’s comfort and hope to church members who had weakened mentally and spiritually due to the continuing pandemic crisis. He also encouraged youth members and Pathfinders of the church with his powerful message. The Golden Angels members supported the evangelistic meetings by leading praise and worship time and doing special music. Throughout the evangelistic meetings, church members were able to remind themselves that only the word of God makes them overcome difficulties and revive their spirituality.         

On the last day of the series, six people were reborn by baptism. Five are Pathfinders who are about to enter an Adventist middle school. The other one is a teenager who decided to accept Jesus with the prayer and effort of his friend as well as a member of the S.O.S. (Salvation Only Jesus) mission team. Interestingly, his friend had also become an Adventist through the mission work of the S.O.S. missionaries.

It was truly a week of blessings for Deokcheon Church members who have kept their faith in difficult times and have put their hope in God.

News Article by Kim NakHyung, NSD Youth Director