Seven Korean churches in Washington state, including Young Nak Church of Seattle, Seattle Covenant Church, Korean Kirkland Covenant Church, Seattle Woori Church, Trinity Presbyterian Church, and Bellevue Sarang Church, formed one mission team to share the gospel to people in the town of Mattawa, WA, from July 28 to 31.
Over 100 members of the seven churches participated in the trip, and they passionately shared God's love in the midst of heat that went over 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
The mission team held a 'Mexico Day' during the trip, during which the team and the residents shared with each other about Korean and Mexican cultures. Free dental care and hair styling services were also offered during the trip.
Meyong Hun Bae, the senior pastor of Young Nak Church of Seattle, expressed gratitude for the fact that seven churches were able to come together for the one purpose of sharing the gospel, and that younger members of the Korean churches were also able to join.
Mattawa is a town with a population that is primarily Latino (90 percent). Young Nak Church of Seattle has been visiting the town for about 13 years for short-term mission trips, and over the years, other churches have joined, making the mission trip grow to become what it is today.
Others who did not personally participate in the mission trip contributed by giving financially and with other materials, which the mission team was able to give as an offering to a local Mattawa church.
"I hope that even more Korean churches in the Seattle area will become one and lead the way in the work of sharing the gospel," said Rev. Bae.
This article has been translated and edited. For the original in Korean, visit kr.christianitydaily.com.