2019 Washington D.C. Summer Intern Orientation
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm.
Location: Bethel Church located at 18700 Harvard Ave, Irvine Ca. at second floor South West Corner Room located on the second floor of the Main Sanctuary (Please look for direction signs).
Dear Interns, Leaders, Directors and Parents. Greetings in the name of our Lord.
Thank you for submitting your application for the 2019 KCC Washington DC Summer Missions and Intern Leadership Conference. This will be an opportunity for you to meet new friends in Christ, grow in Christ, help the less fortunate by being the voice for the voiceless, and implant within your heart the confidence that nothing is impossible in this world when you are running the race with God on your side. We pray that you will inherit a lifelong experience and that you will make a commitment to continue your call in speaking on behalf of the voiceless until the day in which the shackles of bondage that bind our suffering North Korean brothers and sisters are finally broken. We trust that you will truly experience God at work during the series of events, and leave feeling confident that you truly made a difference, and will make the commitment to continue to make a difference in the years to come.
This is a very special year in that we have many new members of Congress who are not familiar with the North Korean Human Rights crisis and there is an urgency to reach out to them and make them aware that there are millions of our related North Korean brothers, sisters and children who need their help. Also, we are excited to inform you that many members have introduced legislation which we will brief you at the upcoming orientation on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM (more info below). You will have the opportunity to rally with, meet with, and ask members of Congress to join us in being their Voice for Human Rights in North Korea and co-sponsor several important life-saving legislation. Just Imagine!!! What you accomplish at our Washington DC events can impact and improve the lives of our suffering brothers, sisters and children in North Korea.
NORTH KOREAN REFUGEE JOSEPH KIM
We are also pleased to announce that North Korean refugee, Joseph Kim is scheduled to join. Joseph Kim was born in North Korea. His father died of starvation, and he lost his mother and sister at a young age. Joseph lived as a homeless orphan in North Korea, then fled to China, where he was a homeless orphan child. He was cared for by a Christian orphanage, and by grace of God, was able to flee to American where he is attending a college in New York. Joseph will share his story with all of you in English. He is author of the book, "UNDER THE SAME SKY", "From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America". This book is a required reading for all and can be purchased through Amazon for about $20.00.
ORIENTATION/BRIEFING SESSION on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm:
On Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM, there will be an Orientation/Briefing session held at Bethel Church located at 18700 Harvard Ave, Irvine Ca. at second floor meeting room located on the second floor of the Main Sanctuary (Please look for signs). The orientation will cover the program, what to wear and what to bring, intern speeches, and how to prepare for this life changing mission. Students and Parents are encouraged to attend but we are aware that this is not possible for many of you, so the orientation will be videotaped and posted on the internet for those of you who cannot attend to review.
PRAYER FOR OUR DC MISSIONS
Please join us in prayer as we prepare for this upcoming Missions and Internship Trip:
1) This year's slogan is "SHOUT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA”, for Proverbs 31:8 tells us to "Speak Up for Those Who Cannot Speak for Themselves. While the world is focused on nuclear disarmament, our North Korean brothers and sisters and especially the children and orphans continue to suffer and Human Rights must play an important role in any talks with North Korea.
2) That our Lord will guide and lead you as you prepare for and during DC missions, to be able to serve as His faithful servant. Lord, I am nervous as I have about public speaking. Lord, help me to remember that you said that I am never alone "for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say (Luke 12:12).”
3) Allow me to trust in you Lord, so that I may cast no doubt in my heart, that my prayers, tears, and efforts will move the hearts of our elected officials I meet at our Nation’s Capital to enable them to join us in our effort to be the Voice for the Voiceless and pass legislation which can result in bringing Bibles into and allow for free worship in North Korea. Lord, I put my faith in you for you told me, "Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him (Mark 11:23)." Lord, please build within me this faith.
4) That through the testimony we hear about the atrocities that are part of the daily lives of our blood related people in North Korea and China, the Holy Spirit within me will convict me to continue to pray for, cry for, and be the voice for the suffering people of North Korea, until the chains that binds them are finally broken and they are able to freely pray and speak on their own. Lord, help me to continue to always "Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed (Psalm 82:3)," not just during this mission’s trip, but always, until through your efforts, His Light shines brightly in North Korea.
If any of this year’s attendees have special talents, such as photography, praise team, video making, or any other talent or interest, please let us know. Also, if we have students who would like to serve as leaders, please contact me.
This years program will consist of Visit to the Korean War Memorial/Lincoln Monument, Visit to the White House Lawn at Lafayette Park, Walkathon on Pennsylvania Ave, visit to the Museum of the Bible, Rally at the West Lawn of the US Capitol, and visit to Congressional Offices.