The word "evangelism" is one that brings much joy to those involved in Women's Ministries. We know our purpose as members of the church: to go and tell the world that Jesus saves. As women of the church, we take the commission of Jesus (Matt. 28:19, 20) very seriously. We know God has called us to tell the world; but we also believe that as women we are ideally suited to touch the world for Jesus. We are overjoyed that we are able to touch lives with the love of Jesus and in that way we also tell them of Him. This issue of Mosaic is especially devoted to evangelism. Our sisters around the world are touching many lives and telling others of Jesus through many avenues of service. We pray that this issue will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to share the Jesus you know with others in need of Him.
“Here I am, Send Me”
Korean Women Hold Evangelism in Congo
The Southeast Korean Conference Women's Association held a three-week evangelistic series in August at Butembo and Ngadi in the Beni region of Congo where Hyo Su Jung, a Korean missionary, is currently in ministry. A total of nearly 1,000 people came to these two meetings every evening, and almost 1,000 people attended the Butacola church on the closing day. The meeting was a great success!
Preparation began two months in advance when four lay missionaries were sent to the area. Byong Ju Lee, the conference Women's Ministries director, and Pastor Jung served as speakers.
The Women's Association members joined in the last week of the evangelistic meetings and gained 58 precious souls, including one Pygmy.
Preparing for the meetings, women members got up at 4:00 every morning and visited house-to-house. The also helped with lectures and cared for the sick and prayed for them. Most of the people responded positively to their visits. Although some members contracted malaria, they worked faithfully. Members also donated and solicited funds to build two churches and a home for a Korean pastor in Uganda.