Day 2 spiritual and foodie blessings!@Yeoju summer retreat

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Despite it being a hot summer in Korea in August, us Malaysians who grow up with the tropical weather quickly grew accustomed to the humidity and heat. After dawn service, I slipped on a T-shirt and my Sketchers and sprinted up to the prayer mountain. I surprised myself by climbing up in less than 10 minutes, as opposed to my previous years taking at least a good 20 minute hike up. Practice makes perfect!

As I was walking up, I caught a glimpse of Rev Abraham Park’s resting place in Huisun Garden, through the shades of greens from the dense forest. The cool breeze blew over my face and hair as I gazed through the leaves. Another snippet of heaven. πŸ™‚

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Made it to the top! With the prayer mat laid nicely on the edge of the cliff, I kneeled down and looked up to the vast sky overlooking the mountains. Perhaps this was how Moses felt as he went up Mt Sinai. And imagine, communicating directly with Father Himself. No one could ask for more.

I quickly settled in and opened up my heart to pray. The soft mutters and tiny sniffles from other church members praying nearby, would tear down any hardened hearts. As more and more congregation members gathered to pray, the sound of prayers gradually grew louder.

As I closed my eyes and tilted up my face towards the skies, I imagined the sound of millions, or even billions of saints praying, would escalated thousands of decibles. Gosh, perhaps that sound would resemble the flapping wings of cherubims and angels.

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The after- feeling of delivering my prayer at the prayer mountain was always uplifting and encouraged. With a sense of completeness and calmness, I strolled down and headed back to the dorm to wash up.

The walk up and down sure worked up an appetite alright! I made it in time for breakfast and hurrah, bulgogi and sollongtang! Delicious food to consume along without guilt! Since I had some form of “exercise” for my body on top of a spiritual exercise hehe. Alright, let’s head to the next lecture!

The 1st of a 5-day spiritual & physical blessing@Yeoju Summer Retreat, ν‰κ°•μ œμΌκ΅νšŒ

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For this year’s Yeoju summer retreat, overseas church members were given tags in order for the local church members to recognize us. How thoughtful!

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When we arrived at Yeoju and settled in our luggages at the rooms of our dorm, we headed to Shalom cafe for tea, and how fortunate were we to be able to have yummylicious gigantic grapes served to us by the Golden Bell Sister lady who takes care of the cafe.

These grapes ain’t like the normal ones we consume regularly. Big, dark, sense and each grape tasted like a sip of a medium bodied wine, except that it had no alcohol content. I was blown away eating it!

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It was truly a great blessing to have the Moriah sanctuary fully air-conditioned now, giving a whole lot of comfort to the congregation members to sit through the lectures in the hot summer heat.

The dynamic, uplifting worship to start the opening service really lifted up my spirits!

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With a decent value of 4000 won, we can have hearty, home cooked food at each meal. And they were all cooked with the heart of loving Father and giving all glory to Him! Slurps!

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I was finally able to enter Huisun garden, to pay my respects and prayers to our beloved late Sr Pastor Abraham Park, founder of Pyung Kang Cheil Church. This place became his resting place and the entire area was filled with lush greenery, a view that oversees the mountains and constant cool breeze with birds chirping in the air.

It was as if a little snippet of heaven.

Through the History of Redemption Series books, I have come to learn about the bible, and awakened to return to Christ Jesus our Lord.

I truly miss him in all the many ways: seeing him outside his house, greeting him, listening to his preaching, and seeing him smile.

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After visiting Huisun, back for more lectures and worship at Moriah! yong gwang yong gwang hallelujah!