Cheonan Province, South Korea: Dawn Dew Community Church, pastored by Rev. Kim Seong Leek, celebrated their 20th anniversary last August. In line with the celebration, the church organized an event called “Love Sharing”.
The event focused on helping the community especially those who belong to low-income families and families who are struggling economically.
So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten. (John 6:13)
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. (John 6:35)
The church donated 50 “love boxes” to Ssangyong 2-dong Community Service Center. Each love box contained instant rice, ramen, canned tuna, dried seaweeds, curry, black bean noodles, cooking oil, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. The church aims to give love to their neighbors that God entrusted to them by providing for their needs.
Many church members contributed to this cause. Even children who attend Sunday School pitched in to help. They confessed that they felt that the church is truly one body as they spent time together in preparing, packing, and delivering the love box.
It was an event that made them realize that they need to also look outside the church and see the neighbors who are suffering especially during this pandemic. And look at them with more care and love.
“It is a joy to share God’s love with our neighbors in need. I hope that this small act will bring them joy in this challenging time, this is our early Christmas gift to them.” Rev. Seong Leek Kim said.
Dawn Dew Community Church will not stop caring for its neighbors after this event. They plan to continue to share love in their community through this compassionate work. They rely on God to multiply the resources that were contributed by their members in big and small ways to achieve the great work of the Kingdom of God.
Contributed by: Rev. Park Hyunmyung, Korea National District Communications Coordinator