Mission Field: South Korea
Years of Service: 22
Home Church: Trinity Baptist Church
Missions Agency: Baptist Missions to Forgotten Peoples, Inc.
Our Missionary for 21 years
Dear Fellow Soldiers of the Cross, May 2017
In John 15:16 Jesus said, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain…” The fruit that remains in ministry is also a continual blessing for those faithful in ministry. The “fruit that remains” is a constant source of encouragement. This encouragement is a reminder of God’s sustaining grace in ministry. This fruit is also shared fruit that has been added to your account in Heaven. (Philippians 4:17) “That your fruit should remain:” The partnership in the Gospel brings blessings to both the missionary and the missionary supporter. The fruit remains throughout eternity making it the most precious investment on earth. Of course, I am referring to the souls that have been saved over the years in the ministry here in South Korea. As spring has arrived in Korea it reminds me of the new life demonstrated in the lives of young believers. I am so thankful for the Military folks that have been saved while stationed in Korea and then move on to other assignments. However I am extremely grateful for the Korean people who have been save and remain a part of this important ministry. It is such a joy to see them grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, there are growing pains at times but to see them mature and learn to live for Christ is a tremendous blessing!
Please continue to pray for Hyuck Jae Chong and his desire to see his family members saved. Both Hyuck Jae’s father and brother need salvation. Please pray for Kwi Nam Chong who was saved last year as she must overcome a difficult work schedule to be faithful to church services. Please pray for our Korean congregation who must deal with long work hours and difficult employment situations. Please pray for our Korean translator Sung Ho Moon who faces many financial issues concerning his farming business. Brother Moon is faithful to translate all the preaching messages for our Korean people in spite of the demands of being a farmer in Korea.
Finally, please pray for the South Korean people who need the Lord Jesus Christ. So many have a form of godliness (religion) but deny the power thereof. (The Gospel) (2 Timothy 3:5) Please continue to pray for peace on the Korean peninsula. The tension between North Korea and the rest of the world has never been greater. Our prayer is that there would be a change in leadership in North Korea that would eventually lead to religious liberty in order to preach the Gospel freely. Once again thank you for your prayers and support.
Dear Fellow Soldiers of the Cross,
A great man of God the Apostle Paul told the young pastor Timothy, “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” 2 Timothy 2:1-3 As we enter into the New Year we are reminded of the new opportunities to make disciples for the Lord Jesus Christ. In the past 19 years God has allowed us to help teach and trained Christians for the work of the ministry. (Matthew 28:18-20) Many of our U.S. Military folks have taking advantage of our discipleship program while serving in Korea. Also, we have had a good number of Koreans and even some international folks take the challenge of being discipled in an organized systematic way. Most recently, a man from Nepal graduated from our basic discipleship program. Brother Amar works long hours in a factory and travels a great distance to attend our church. Amar is a young Christian who is eager to learn sound Biblical doctrine. Amar has a sincere desire to take back the Biblical truth that he has learned to his remote village in Nepal where Christians are in the minority. Please pray for Amar and the Nepalese people in his remote village who are in need of a Pastor. Amar will be with us a few more years and has enrolled in a more advanced Discipleship program. On several occasions he has inquired about becoming a pastor, so please pray for his spiritual growth. In the past year we have become more of an international church with believers from Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, Togo, Philippines, Germany and visitors from several other countries. Some of these people come to find work in South Korea. It is great when they discover the Biblical truth of the Gospel and take it back to their respective countries!
Please pray that I will be approved for a F-5 Korean visa this year. This is a permanent resident visa that will help my status and provide a number of benefits while living in South Korea. The process is long and taxing but once I obtained permanent resident status I will not have to go to the immigration office every year.
Please pray for Sue as she has her annual physical in February. Sue has been cancer free for 6 years now and we are so thankful for God’s healing power.
Sue and I appreciate the birthday cards and Christmas gifts we received at the end of the year. Each gift and card is such an encouragement to us! Thank you for your prayers and support. In Christ, Bruce and Sue Rosko
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