What is the Mission Home?
Original work by: Rev. Kwang Su Ryu| )
The Kosin University Mission Home story
During the winter time at Gogal Mountain in Youngdo, Busan , there is no such thing as a hint of spring. After the hot and humid weather and the rainy season, all of a sudden it turns into winter. So even in March, you can see many students walking around campus with their winter coats on. It was in this very place that we were led to be the Mission Home (M.H.) workers. 1997 marked the year when M.H. messages were given every week. Since then, every year from 1998, 1999 until now, the messages have only become more specific. Kosin University was able to receive the answer of the M.H. as students began following the direction of the domestic and overseas Darakbang evangelism ministry. In an odorous rented room, these college students grabbed hold of God’s desire which they knew would be fulfilled, and in earnest, they dedicated this space to becoming the campus M.H. Every morning at 8, we shared God’s Word led by Assistant Pastor Sang Moh Kang, and we prayed for ourselves, our majors, and the school. The happiness I felt during this time of meditation before the first lecture of the day was something no one could understand. However, as months passed by, there were changes in the people at the Mission Home. There were small and big uproars as people were discovering each other’s faults. Some complained that no one does the dishes while others complained that no one cleans the room. Each had his or her own complaints and we were ready to blow up at each other at any moment. Jum Sik, who was the most experienced in living by himself was called, ‘The Godfather,’ Bong Gi, who was innocent and kind but lethargic, was called ‘Lethargy,’ Hyung Woo, who referred to himself as the spiritual lobbyist was called, ‘Kindler,’ Young Wook, who looked like the actor Yong Joon Bae and once wanted to become an actor himself was called, ‘Outbreak;’ as for me, I was the most stubborn and hence called, ‘Obstinate.’ Because of our differences, we went through a period of trying to understand each other’s spiritual problems. In the end, we received a lot of healing as we correctly diagnosed ourselves in the Word and Christ. At the same time, we realized that true answers come from the true field of prayer and evangelism. As a five member team, we went out to fields such as Hae Yang University, the homes of shamans, and to elementary schools. In essence, we stepped up to the blessing of becoming evangelism disciples.
The Biblical model of the Mission Home that can be established through prayer, the Word, and evangelism for discipleship training
When you look at the book of Acts, evangelism during the time of the Early Church was always done through the homes of evangelists. If you look carefully, the book of Acts always shows a record of the region and the representative disciple of the region. In the same way that works took place in the homes of Lydia (Acts 16:15), Jason (Acts 17:6), and Nympha (Col. 4:15), the people and the houses that establish the disciples discovered through Darakbang and Team Ministry are called M.H workers. Not only that the M.H. is where the spiritual problems of families are revealed and healed. The core of the M.H. ministry is to help disciples apply and have the fulfillment of the pulpit message in their lives. It is to help them enjoy true happiness in prayer and allow them to have true restoration of evangelism, so that they can raise other disciples that are needed in their regions and in all the fields of the world. The only strategy by which the Muslim and Communist regions will be able to receive the Gospel is through the Mission Home strategy. When families are broken both in developed and less developed (idol worshipping) countries, and when family problems become the fundamental social problem in Korea, the Mission Home is the strategy by which we can save people who are suffering under these problems. Even in the field where Remnants are studying abroad, the M.H. is the channel of blessing that elites and VIP’s can be rooted in the Gospel as they prepare their lives. How can the Remnants enjoy the blessing of Mission Home in their families?
When I was a child, I was ashamed of my shabby house and envied one of my friends who lived in a large house. After I received the Gospel, I tried to spend as much time at church because I wanted to get away from my depressing home. As I now stand in the blessing of world evangelism, my family background has become the most blessed platform for world evangelization. I am no longer by myself as I fight the spiritual battle, because my family has changed so much. My mother has become a strong evangelism disciple, and my grandmother prays for me every morning. Even my brother, who threatened to burn down the church every time I went, has changed. God has, in a way, bestowed upon me a new family. My wife, the baby in her womb, and I are being led toward the ‘Mission’ for the family, nation and the world evangelization. You should not be proud because you come from a good family, and on that same token, you should not despair because of your bad family background. As a Remnant, you are not responsible for the family that you were born to. However, both pride and despair are the joys of the enemy. Invite your friends who really need the Gospel to your Mission Home. With the correct Gospel, humbly testify Christ. Form the vision of raising the system of prayer and evangelism in your schools, with your friends. This is the ‘Mission’ of the Remnants who will become the witnesses of the answer of the Mission Home. If you are the Remnants, you will surely receive answers, so challenge yourselves by grabbing hold of the covenant.