Evergreen Educational Center is almost complete! This will be a restoration center providing counseling, education, vocational training, and life skills for children and teens who have been rescued from trafficking, runaways, and other vulnerable groups. The CEO of the construction company, which is one of the oldest and largest in Korea, read Justice Awakening and was convicted to join the fight for justice in Korea. As a result, he donated the services of his company (of over $3 million) to build this center for free ... in order to set the captives free. What an amazing testimony of God moving in people's hearts to pursue the passions of His own heart.
As of now, the center needs a remaining $40,000 for equipment, furniture, and other necessary supplies in order to prepare for the center's opening (hopefully by the end of June). Please join us in praying for the remaining funds.
And if you or your church feel led to give, you can send a donation to Hope Be Restored:
In Korea: Hana Bank: 573-910013-48605
In the USA or through credit card: http://give.footstool.org/hbr
* Note: after donating, please email email@example.com and let us know the amount given to "Project Evergreen"
Prayer walking at the construction site of a new aftercare center that will bring healing and hope to children and teens who were trafficked in South Korea. This is why Hope Be Restored exists. Until all are free.
How did Crossway Mission Church spend Christmas Eve? Giving gifts, praying, and loving the precious ladies in the red light district. Praying that they will receive the gift of freedom one day soon. So proud of the CMC family.
We were so thankful for everyone who came out to support the first screening of Save My Seoul in Korea. It was a powerful evening. Let's continue to pursue God and the passions of His heart as we fight for freedom and justice for Korea.
If we could ask for prayers. One lady (*Sung) whom we helped find a new job and a new future, recently, out of fear of the new and unknown, returned to the "streets". Often called Stockholm Syndrome, where the victim returns to her place of abuse because they develop feelings of comfort because of the familiarity of the abuse (verses the fear of the unknown of the future), pray for a deeper healing for Sung and for ultimately freedom that only Christ can bring.
But one praise report is another lady (*Jen) has taken the courageous steps to begin a new job. Pray for her adjustment, strength, and joy in this very new season for her life.
*Names have been changed for their protection.
It's been 4 years in the making, but after a lot of blood, sweat, and prayers, Save My Seoul will finally be released in Korea on Friday Night, November 11th at 8pm at the Posco P&S Tower in Gangnam. There will be a Q-n-A with Pastor Eddie Byun (Executive Producer of Save My Seoul) afterwards.
Doors will open at 7pm
Spaces are limited to the first 240 people.
SPACES ARE NOW SOLD OUT! Thanks for your support!
Posco P&S Tower
Event Hall, 3F
Exit 1, Gangnam Station (5 min walk)
Exit 3, Yeoksam Station (3 min walk)
146, 341, 360, 740 (Stop at Yeoksam Station POSCO P&S TOWER Bus Stop)
Handle with Care (Orphan and Foster Care): Nov 12
Also join us for the FIRST Orphan Care and Foster Care Conference in Korea (Handle with Care) on Saturday Nov 12 from 10am to 4pm at the same location (Posco P&S Tower).
This will be an opportunity to hear from leaders in the field of orphan care and foster care, testimonies of adopted children, updates on adoption laws and opportunities for expats and how your churches can get more involved. We will have speakers from MPAK, Hope for Orphans, Holt Children's Services, and more.
Cost: KRW 50,000 for the one day conference.
Direct deposit: 873-910006-58805 (Hana Bank: Crossway Mission Church) (Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org after your deposit to confirm your registration fee)
Credit Card: http://give.footstool.org/hbr
Four years in the making. The long awaited film on sex trafficking in South Korea will finally be released on Nov 11 at 8pm. Location and directions will soon be released. Please check back soon for more details!
Currently, children are only allowed to see their parent in prison 3 times a year, and it is behind a glass wall. We would like to see changes that allow the child to see the parent as often as he/she would like.
Studies in the US have found that children who continue to stay in touch with their parent in prison exhibit fewer disruptive and anxious behaviors. There is also evidence that it helps the parents as well by lowering recidivism rates and making reunification easier and more likely once the parent is released from prison. (La Vigne) But children without a regular connection to their parent(s) become high risk children and teens to many areas of vulnerability in society (eg. runaways, sex trafficking, etc.)
We want to help keep these children connected to their parents as much as possible as we consider what is best for the child, their development and the family.
A simple way you can help us make this happen is by filling out a petition form with your basic info. Could you ask your co-workers and friends to also sign this?
* PLEASE NOTE: in order for your vote to count, you MUST check "Yes" in the both the "Emails" and "Personal Information" boxes at the end. Your information will NOT be sold to another party or used for SPAM.
You can download a petition sheet below:
온라인 서명 사이트 http://goo.gl/forms/430lOcDAIvoqeXwV2
Once your forms is filled out, email us at: email@example.com and we can provide you with an address to mail the petition forms. Thank you so much for your help!
Here are some helpful links with info on children and parents in prison:
For those who are interested in being a part of HOPE Be Restored, we will begin a prayer and study group, going through Pastor Eddie's Book Justice Awakening. The first meeting will be August 14. Please register by contacting Jeena at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need purchase a book, the cost will be KRW 10,000.
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