Chang and all your family!
Here is our
news from Greece. Last year gypsy church has been started in Katerini. It’s a
new spiritual baby and takes a lot of care and work there. Mr. Kim and Mrs.
Sook Hee do a great job there with adults and worship team and also connecting
them with local churches. It is a good example for me to see pure love for
people and wisdom in building new churches, not to look for personal advantages
but to think what is God’s plan for these people and how it works better for
them. I am blessed and honored to be a team together with these precious and
humble servants of God.
We miss a
lot Korean girls who were here for quite a long time. They were real blessings
for us. It was very inspiring to see their love, passion, devotion and
diligence to the Lord and in the work they were doing.
here. It feels refreshing and nice. Winter during crises not an easy time, you
need wood for heating warm clothes, shoes, you get cold and need medicine and
so on… During spring and summer everything looks brighter and easier. The same
with God’s light. When it comes in the darkness everything changes. It
transforms our lives, bring meaning to it, warms our hearts and reflecting His
light we become more like Him.
Here is my
weekly schedule: Once a week I am going to Katerini during the week and do a
program with children. It helps to get to know them better and to have more
quality time. I think it is very important to build personal relationship with
children to know their names and have time just talking to them and hear their
stories. We do dance and acting class and try to give them some bible message
as much as they are able to receive it. Things are quite wild there and music,
dance, art are good tools in this conditions. That’s the language they
understand and helps to communicate with them and bring the message to them in
creative and visual ways.
Sundays we have Sunday school, there are about 40-50 children and we plan to
separate them into 2 groups at least and have gypsy women helping with the
younger children. There are other teachers who come and help with children and
we have a good team. There are many things which need to be done and it takes
time. We do what we can with love and joy, sowing the seeds, watering them and
believe God for the fruits.
week I also go on Saturdays to the Airport Gypsy camp and do art program with
children there 10 to 2. I do dance class with younger girls ages 4-7 and then
with older children we have acting class, learning some sketches, worship
dance, English class (children asked us to do it with them), and have good
fellowship. Now we are preparing an Eastern sketch and children are very
exciting. We also take them out to the parks or to the sea and have some
fun time together. We are very proud to see progress in their lives. It gives
me courage when we go to Katerini and I see those children how wild they are,
then I remember that the children from the Airport were the same wild but now
they are so changed. Praise to God, he is able to change everyone.
Also once a
week I go and visit some Albania-Gypsy families. We have bible class, help
children with homework, do crafts and try to encourage them and their parents
with God’s love, prayers and fellowship.
Thank you so
much for your financial support and prayers for us in this work. Without it, it
would be impossible for us to do it.
you for your love and support.