NACM Member Minister, Pastor YESUNG KO of Seoul Bible Church in South Korea, flies to Seattle for his Ordination Confirmation Ceremony!
I had the wonderful blessing and privilege to welcome our newly ordained minister, Pastor Yesung Ko from Seoul, South Korea, along with his Elder Ms. Yeeun Lim and Deacon Ms. Younghwa Lim, for a special ORDINATION CONFIRMATION SERVICE (laying-on-of-hands ordination blessing), this past Tuesday, July 6th, 2021.
How’s that for dedication! Pastor Yesung and his Elder and Deacon flew into Seattle on Monday, July 5th; we had the ordination confirmation service the next day, July 6th, and they flew back home to Seoul July 7th! It was indeed a wonderful blessing to meet, pray for and fellowship with these wonderful Korean Brother and Sisters in Christ, though a brief time. We did have time for fellowship after the service, sharing over dinner in one of Seattle’s noted seafood restaurants (nothing like fresh salmon!!).
I had the wonderful assistance of 3 Seattle area NACM member ministers for this ceremony, one of which arranged for use of the church facility where she attends and a young Christian man to video record the occasion. In the photo above, Pastor Yesung Ko is in the middle, holding his Certificate memorializing this event: then from left to right is Elder Yeeun Lim; Rev Ruth Easterling (pastor, John Maxwell Christian Life Coach, and NACM Instructor for our Essential Elements for Effective Ministry Leadership courses); myself (Rev Rodger Niemeier) in the back behind Pastor Yesung; Rev Geoffrey Kinyua (Children’s Pastor in a local Kenyan Christian Church in Federal Way, WA, with whom I recently had the joy & privilege of ministering his ordination confirmation just a couple months ago); Rev Steve Hall (International Renewal Ministries minister-to-ministers: conducts Prayer Summits and ministers to ministers in the Phillipines); and Deacon Younghwa Lim.
Much THANKS to ministers Geoffrey Kinyua, Steve Hall and Ruth Easterling for attending and contributing in prayers and words of encouragement for Pastor Yesung and his Elder & Deacon, making this special occasion possible; and THANK YOU Pastor Yesung for going to great lengths (and distance!) so that we could be involved in your ordination confirmation as a pastor (he is pastoring the church his father before him pastored). This has been a very special ordination confirmation service we will warmly long remember!
May the Lord greatly bless, guide and empower Pastor Yesung, his Elders and Deacons, all his staff and the members of the Seoul Bible Church, to bring many to Christ and make many disciples in Seoul and throughout the whole region – in Jesus’ mighty name!