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Goodbye and Hello

This month I said goodbye to my church family, colleagues, students, and friends in Seoul. I am grateful for the generosity of Reverend Kim and the congregation of Seongam church. Seongam church community has been like my second home here in Korea. I have had so much fun getting to know the congregation, especially the […]

Adventure to Jeju Island

I traveled to Jeju Island with our group of international mission workers to learn about the history and culture of the island.  When we first arrived, we traveled to the Saint Francis Peace Center in Gangjeong Village.  They kindly hosted us for the next few days.  We stayed in the upstairs of the church building […]

What You Missed in History Class: A Brief Overview of Jeju Island

Jeju Island is a volcanic island located off the southern tip of Korea. Today the island is a popular vacation destination known for its beautiful beaches and volcanic mountain.  However, Jeju island has a dark past, including the Jeju 4ยท3 Uprising and Massacre.  In 1945, Korea was liberated from Japan.  Later it was announced that […]

Trip to the DMZ

Due to COVID restrictions, we were unable to visit the DMZ and Border Peace School located near the DMZ. The school focuses on 1) a one-year educational program teaching peace, 2) the Festival of Peace and the Peoples Peace Movement, and 3) international work via exchange speakers from Korea and Washington, DC. The school is […]

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