A thousand South Korean Christians will be visiting the UK this September as part of a country-wide prayer mission. The National Day of Prayer and Worship (NDOPW) is partnering with the Korean Word Prayer School in Seoul to bring hundreds of believers to Britain, following a smaller mission last year which saw around 300 Koreans make the trip. They are hoping to visit around 40 church communities around the UK, sharing in their worship, joining in with missional activities, and issuing a prophetic call for the Church to remain strong, and Britain to remain faithful to its Christian heritage. Two large-scale prayer gatherings will also be held in Central London to conclude the visit.
Christianity is buoyant in South Korea, with some estimates suggesting that up to 25 per cent of the population identifies with the faith. Dr Jonathan Oloyede, Convenor of NDOPW, has expressed his delight at the forthcoming visit, and says it is a “privilege” to support the Korean Word Prayer School’s ministry. “I believe there is a call on the church in the British Isles to warmly respond in welcome to the obedient call of the Christians of South Korean to come here as they thank these Isles for sharing the Gospel in times past,” he said.
“I would urge every Christian community, network or church to prayerfully consider how they might be able to participate in this initiative,” he continued; “I believe we need to make this a united… initiative so that the South Korean Christians see the best of the church in these Isles.” Dr Oloyede is keen to foster unity between the two nations, and is passionate about helping people to capture the power of prayer. He believes this visit will propel the UK into a new season of “awakening”.
Source: National Day of Prayer and Worship (NDOPW)
BIBLE STUDY: 3 John 1:2-4
PRAISE: God for the visit of these vibrant brothers and sisters. Pray they may inspire revival in Britain.