Sunday, June 25, 2017

Meet the Team: Multinational Advance

Aun yeong hase yo! Susaday! 
Hello from the Multinational Advance Team in Korean and Khmer! We are beyond excited for the opportunity to do ministry in two different countries this summer. 

The beginning of our trip is being spent in South Korea having orientation with our 3 Korean teammates and teaching ESL to refugees. On July 1st, we will travel to and spend the remainder of our time in Cambodia doing children's ministry, campus evangelism, and continuing to teach ESL as a means to share the Gospel. 

We are excited to introduce to you our team, so you can know a little about the individuals you are reading about and praying for a little better! In total we are a team of 6: 3 Tennesseans and 3 South Koreans! 

I am Kara, the team leader, and call Huntingdon, TN home. I am a Junior studying Social Work at Austin Peay State University. I love traveling, "crafting", my grandmother's homemade rolls, and any Disney movie! My favorite verse is Philippians 1:6, and I am most excited about being able to share the Good News alongside others from a different culture. 

Next up is Jadyn! Jadyn is from Chattanooga, TN. She is majoring in Spanish and minoring in Education at University of Tennessee @ Chattanooga.  Her favorites include playing piano and guitar, blueberries, and "A Walk to Remember". Phil. 1:20-21 are her favorite verses, and she is most excited about building relationships with our Korean teammates. 

Third on our team is Garrett! He calls Johnson City, TN. home and is studying Economics at East Tennessee State University. Garrett is a fan of hunting, fishing, steak ("he would be a carnivore before being a vegetarian"), and "Hacksaw Ridge". Hebrews 4:12 is his favorite verse, and he is most excited about sharing the Gospel with unreached people groups.

Next up is Gwanjung! Gwanjung is 37 and has his Masters of Divinity from Korea Baptist Seminary. He has been our tour guide as we navigate Korea (so thankful for him!)

5th is Dasia! Dasol is majoring in dance at Seoul Christian University! She is 21 years old and will be teaching dance as part of our ministry in Cambodia. She is still finishing up her semester, so please pray for her to finish strong!

Last but not least is Gwanun! Gwanun is 19 and studying Social Welfare. He just finished his first semester of college and enjoys "gaming". 

We ask that you please pray for team unity, easy communication between our team as we work on our Korean and they work on their English, safe travels to our second country, for us to be bold, fearless, and full of the Holy Spirit as we share the truth with unbelievers, and specifically for open ears and hearts to the Gospel message!