Celebrating the New Year of 2023[EN]

Dear prayer partners, I would like to greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, the King who is coming again.

In the past year 2022, there were many challenges and difficulties, but thanks to God's grace and the precious partnership of prayer partners, we have experienced a great advancement of God's kingdom without hesitation. We praise God and thank you very much for joining us with your prayers, finances, and dedication.

Over the past three years, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven many countries and people into fear, and once again we have realized how fragile we humans are against such as an invisible virus. At the same time, upon hearing the news of natural disasters, wars, terrorism, and various turmoil on Earth, we see that God’s righteous judgment for this world is getting closer. Prophet Isaiah says, “As fire kindles the brushwood, as fire causes water to boil—To make You name known to your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence” (Isaiah 64:1-2). In 2023, we are looking forward to seeing the kingdom of God come with power over all nations and peoples. He will shake the people and lands of Turkey and the Islamic regions, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ will advance more powerfully, and His kingdom will expand even further.

We know that now is time to wake up with wisdom, discerning the signs of this generation. “We must put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Behave decently and clothed only the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:11-14).” “Do not seek the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of this life from this world (1 John 2:16)”, “but first seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness (Matthew 6:33)”, we must obey the commandments of Our Lord.

Just as Joshua confessed, “choose for yourselves this day whom you shall serve, but I and my house will serve the LORD (Joshua 24:15)”. I earnestly pray that this new year will be a year of serving the Lord God with all our heart, and with all our mind, and with all our soul. May the fullness of God’s kingdom with His grace and mercy along with heavenly blessings be with you, your family, community, and workplace!


Your fellow servant in Christ
Paul Jinyoung Kim