Wolmyeongdong Church observes service outdoors during spring

Wolmyeondong Church Observes Service Outdoors

Wolmyeong Dong News — “Spring has reached its peak.”

That’s what we thought when we saw how green Wolmyeongdong had become this year. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom and their leaves fluttered under the sunlight shining upon the natural temple.

It’s funny to recall how just a few days ago we were struggling against the last breathes of winter.

People glorify God on Wolmyeongdong's lawn sanctuary in the spring. A cherry blossom in full bloom surrounds the natural temple.

In contrast to the cold breeze of winter, the spring weather soothed our hearts with its warmth. In order to welcome the spring season, the Wolmyeongdong Church decided to observe service at the Natural Temple on April 10, 2016.

Wolmyeongdong Church choir sing hymns to glorify God on the lawn sanctuary of Wolmyeongdong during spring

People said that they were rejuvenated at the sight of the cherry blossoms in full bloom and the change of seasons. They wanted to express their thanks to the Holy Trinity who created nature in all its beauty. So the members of the Wolmyeongdong Church and other nearby regions gathered together to observe service outdoors on the lawn sanctuary.

On that day, Pastor Jung Myung Seok delivered a sermon titled, “The relationship of love in our everyday lives.” The sermon was about living our lives while connecting our thoughts with the Trinity and the Lord’s thoughts as we express our love and communicate with the Trinity in the midst of our daily lives. He reminded us so that we would not forge.

After listening to this sermon, the congregation determined themselves to become people who would surely love the Trinity in the midst of their daily life.

At the end of the service, everyone gave glory to the Trinity by singing praise songs; thus, the service came to a close with fiery worship.

~All pictures are from Mannam&Daehwa

Ariel view of Wolmyeongdong in spring

2016 Arbor Day in Wolmyeongdong

Wolmyeong Dong News — Providence Gospel held a tree-planting festival in Wolmyeongdong for Korea’s 71st Arbor Day on April 5, 2016.

Members from various regions all came to participate. In Wolmyeongdong, they fertilized the Aronia in Myeongmak-gol and arranged trees on Cho Mountain.

In an interview about the day’s event, Kang Ji-Sue from Seoul said, “I drove to Wolmyeongdong from the quiet of dawn filled with excitement. When I arrived, the morning breeze was chilly, but during the daytime, the feeling of spring was splendid.”

She continued, “I found it difficult to fertilize the trees because of the stench coming from the fertilizers. But I prayed for the trees to grow well and gave thanks to God for raising us with all His heart and dedication. I had a delightful day with the Lord in Wolmyeongdong. It was gratifying, and I felt the Lord’s love in my heart upon returning home.”

A group of people gather on a mountain side to pray on Arbor Day before going to plant trees

For Arbor Day, Pastor Jung Myung Seok once again emphasized the importance of environmental protection and reminded us to give thanks to God for blessing us with His beautiful creations of nature. With thanksgiving, the event began and ended with prayer.

~All pictures are from Mannam&Daehwa

Children gather around an art table for face painting in the sports field of Wolmyeongdong

Children’s Day Commemoration in Wolmyeongdong

Wolmyeong Dong News — To commemorate the 93rd Children’s Day in Korea, Providence Gospel held an event on May 5, 2015 that stretched from the lawn sanctuary to the sports field in Wolmyeongdong.

A crowd of people sit on the lawn sanctuary in Wolmyeongdong in participation of the Children's Day opening ceremony

This year’s Children’s Day celebration was held while the Flower Queen Festival was happening. Approximately 15,000 members from Providence Gospel, children and adults alike, attended the opening ceremony. After the opening ceremony, there were activities prepared for the participants to enjoy, such as an art experience booth.

However, after the opening ceremony ended, all the children and parents decided to praise the Trinity through songs and offered their prayers. When everyone started praising and the children got up to dance on stage, everyone on the lawn also joined in to give glory to God. It was a beautiful scene.

A bunch of children draw and color while sitting under the shade of the pavilion in Wolmyeongdong lakeOne of the picture booths set up for the Children's Day festival in Wolmyeongdong, 2015.

The attractions at the event consisted of food booths, an art festival, pottery making, face painting, free instant photos, and various other programs such as the Daily Life Coaching program and the How-to Lecture 101 program. Pastor Jung Beom Seok, the head of the Wolmyeongdong Recreation Center, handed out free balloons to the children who visited WMD.

The marching band also formed numerous small groups made up of a few adults and children and performed in various locations throughout Wolmyeongdong. The small groups of musicians added spice to the event.

This event was able to showcase the love and grace the Trinity have for children.

~All pictures are from Mannam&Daehwa

A line of people carry small rocks to prepare the foundation for the bigger rocks

Constructing Prayer Hill

Wolmyeong Dong News — Since the morning of Sunday, the 25th, many big rocks have been arriving one after another. Since the rocks were huge, it took a long time just transporting them into Wolmyeongdong.

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More rocks being brought in
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Two men check for safety
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A rock being transported on a truck up to Wolmyeongdong
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A rock being loaded onto a truck

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Loading up rocks!
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A rock being driven up to Wolmyeongdong (about 600m above sea level)
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Preparing to unload the rock
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Guiding the rock to the Prayer Hill (across from the Ambition Masterpiece).

A total of seven rocks came.

All the workers and volunteers helped set up the rock landscape even after observing the Sunday service.

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Volunteers and workers continued to work even after offering Sunday service
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Working on the Prayer Hill

Today’s work finished when the sun set.

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Ending the day with prayer

This whole project was a fight between us and time. We needed to persevere. When it rains, we cannot work, and when it’s cold, the weather slows us down.

Please pray a lot for the landscaping of Wolmyeongdong to be completed well and safely!