Hun Lee, the first Korean pastor at Charleswood, spoke about the Korean concept of (ProQuest-CSA LLC: ... denotes Greek characters omitted (or Cyrillic characters omitted.)), roughly translated as "time and care," which is necessary for raising children, honouring parents and welcoming visitors. "Our Lord Jesus raised his disciples with time and care," he said, linking it to what Koreans experienced at Charleswood. "I give thanks to God for the blessing we have been offered by you. . . .I hope and pray that we Koreans may continue to grow in Christ, observing, learning and participating in the church life here together, so that we too may be a mature fellowship with time and care."
20 Canadian Mennonite November 24, 2008 ChArlesWooD mennonIte ChUrCh Photo ‘A miracle almost despite themselves. Pastor John Braun said—with translation into Korean by associate of history’ pastor Heemyeong Kang—he some- times thought about this “special rela- tionship” that has developed in terms Charleswood Mennonite of the ancient past. “Koreans,” he said, “may have some ancestry with the an- Church celebrates a decade cient Huns. Mennonites of European of Korean ministry background have a Barbarian heri- Members of the Korean Mennonite tage going back a few thousand years. Fellowship of Canada are pictured with By Leona D ueck Penner The Huns and the Barbarians tried Tim Froese, executive director of MC Charleswood mennonite Church release to destroy each other around the 4th Canada International Ministries, left, prior WInnIPeG century . . . . It’s a miracle of history to the 10th anniversary celebrations at now, in my estimation, that for the Charleswood Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, C harleswood Mennonite Church celebrated the 10th anniversary of a Korean presence in the congregation and last 10 years or more in our small cor- this past summer. ner of the world in Winnipeg, that the descendents of Huns and Barbarians wor- blessing we have been offered by you. . . . I the subsequent formation of a bicultural ship the Prince of Peace together. I believe hope and pray that we Koreans may con- congregation, this past summer. that God is at work among us.” tinue to grow in Christ, observing, learning As various Korean- and English-speaking Hun Lee, the first Korean pastor at and participating in the church life here people gathered from across Canada to Charleswood, spoke about the Korean together, so that we too may be a mature share the story and reflect on how this concept of 정성, roughly translated as fellowship with time and care.” coming together of two distinct cultures “time and care,” which is necessary for From a small group of Koreans con- had come to pass, and how it continues to raising children, honouring parents and sisting of six families, the group now con- unfold within the congregation and within welcoming visitors. “Our Lord Jesus raised sists of a network of 83 families and 274 the wider world today, there was a growing his disciples with time and care,” he said, people, some in Winnipeg and others who sense of awe and joy over what the unify- linking it to what Koreans experienced at are now scattered around the world. ing Spirit of God had done among them Charleswood. “I give thanks to God for the “I believe that
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