Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Day for Our Creator-- Christ AhnSahngHong

God made the heavens and the earth in six days and rested on the seventh day from all His work. This seventh day came to be called as the Sabbath day, a memorial day to honor the creator who made the heavens and the earth. It is a day of spiritual rest, in which, according to God’s promise, we can receive blessings, a sign between God and us, and sanctification. However, most Christians are mistaken as to when is the biblical Sabbath. Even though the bible clearly testifies that Saturday is the biblical Sabbath, many Christians believe it to be Sunday instead. While Sabbath day is Saturday the seventh day of the week, Christians do not observe the biblical Sabbath being bonded to customs and traditions.

Ex 31:12-14 “Then the LORD said to Moses, Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the Lord who makes you holy.”

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Bible and Church of God World Mission Society- Christ Ahnsahnghong

The one thing that I was surprised with in Church of God World Mission Society was, during service, they read many verses in the Bible. And all the verses are connected each other. A verse interpretes the other. It is not pastor's own thought or made-up story but God's message. I have never been excited like this on reading the Bible. All the Scriptures were written for our salvation, so we have to take hold of them. Christ Ahnsahnghong is Almighty God who the Bible testifies. Surely He is God.

Pe 1:19-20
19And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

“I want to be happy!”

Have you ever wondered why there is so much suffering on earth?
Everyone in this world goes to extremes to have a more or less happy life. However, when we weigh the times we have been actually blissful with no worries versus our sad or distressing moments, there seem to be a vast difference. Father Ahnsahnghong has provided answers for all questions.
Do you remember… Our souls lived gloriously in the kingdom of Heaven with God. However, because of sins we committed against God we were sent to this earth not knowing the purpose of life.
The reason we believe in Christ is to receive salvation of our souls. We all wish to return to our heavenly home. But how? That's why Christ Ahnsahnghong came to show us the way through the Passover of the New Covenant.

Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost…”

Luke 22:7-8, 19-20 “Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, ‘Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover’… And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christ Ahnsahnghong, our Savior!

There is no life in us, so we must go to God-Christ Ahnsahnghong and Mother-if we want to receive eternal life and salvation, because They are the only ones who have life. In order to give the everlasting water of life to mortal beings, God came down to this earth in this last age as the Holy Spirit, Ahnsahnghong, and the Bride, the New Jerusalem Mother. People who pervert or deny this Biblical teaching will never be able to enter the kingdom of heaven.

Spreading Mother's love to the whole world- Christ Ahnsahnghong

The work of Church of God World Mission Society is to spread Mother's love to all nation, all peoples. Everything according to the Bible, is God's work and we just help God, our spiritaul parents, Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother.

Those who walk the right path of faith will surely undergo a special change. When people begin to believe in God, they think about how they can be saved and go to heaven. As they become confident of their salvation in the truth of the new covenant, they begin to resemble the heart of God who wants all mankind to be saved. If we were only concerned about ourselves in the past, now we need to look at the whole world. God has given us salvation and many other blessings. If we abide in the truth and have faith in Father and Mother, we should care about other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. Today we should be better than we were yesterday. This year we should be better than we were last year. As God's children with mature faith, we need to consider how we can save the world and lead all people to the path of blessing. This is the errand that our heavenly Father and Mother have entrusted to us.

Mother's errand

A famous Korean poet named Cho Byung-Hwa, who passed away several years ago, wrote the following poem on his tombstone before his death:"Mother, I was born into this world to do errands for you. Now I've returned to you after finishing all your errands." This short poem, engraved on his tombstone, leaves a deep impression on our hearts. All the forefathers of faith in the Old Testament, the prophets in the New Testament, and all of us today were born on this earth to do an errand for God.We must not be foolish children who spend all their time amusing themselves and then merely return home after sunset, not remembering why they've come here, completely forgetting that they were born into this world to do an errand. If parents send their children on an errand but they do not come back home until dark, it will only cause their parents to worry. There may be several kinds of people in the world: those who waste all their time watching a lot of shows in the marketplace, those who spend their time performing the errands entrusted to them faithfully, and those who are busy with their own work and do not even think about doing the errands given to them. Time flies like an arrow. The winter of our lives will surely come, and then we must go back to our eternal spiritual home, whether we want to or not. If we were born on this earth to perform an errand of Mother, we should faithfully carry out Her errand, so that we can say at the end, "Mother, we have finished Your errand and have now returned to You." 2,000 years ago, when Apostle Paul looked back upon his life, he was confidently able to say that there was in store for him the crown of righteousness in heaven because he finished all the errands given to him by God (2 Tim 4:1-8). Through the records of the forefathers of faith who faithfully performed God's errands, we need to look back at ourselves to see whether we have been faithfully doing the errand entrusted by Mother.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christ Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem-- God Who Can Save

God definitely wants to save us. However, we always reject God who can save us. All of history is made up of people who by lacking knowledge of the Bible rejected God and despised Them. Throughout Israelite history we can see many circumstances in which God almighty and powerful asked the Israelites to obey His commands and so be saved from disasters, but they never listened. Only at the last moment, when there was no time to undo the wrong, the Israelites would realize what they had done to God and repented. But God was always merciful. Through the Passover and all the Feast of God, God Elohim, always reminded the Israelites of Our Father's great power and majesty. The Israelites never failed to be saved by God once they humbled themselves to the word in the scriptures and the voice of God through the prophets.

It was the same two thousand years ago. When Christ was here in the flesh, many people rejected God because He was in the flesh. The Messiah the Israelites had for so long anticipated came in such a way unrecognizable to them. Because of the Israelites misunderstanding of the scriptures they missed out on the greatest blessing ever... to meet God in person. Nevertheless, even the people who condemned God and crucified Him later on came to know the way to salvation instead of eternal condemnation. That is why God is called merciful! God has mercy on those who don't deserve it. God shows love to those who don't desire God's attention. God shows salvation and eternal life to those who deserve the fire of hell. This is why God is Love.

And what about now? Isn't the world doing the same now?
Everyone is against the same God who divided the red sea and was crucified two thousand years ago. Because of lack of understanding in what the Bible says, all the peoples of the world and are in error persecuting the Church of God established by Christ Ahnsahnghong. The people of the world are against the teachings of Christ Ahnsahnghong's disciples. ----Doesn't it sound familiar? Yes! it the same story over again. Because God didn't come the way that most had expected Them to come and from a country that they never expected, then once again God is humiliated, despised and rejected by the people They came to save.

The bible is truth. The bible testifies that Christ Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem are God. The bible says from where and how They would come. The bible is our guide to our God Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem that can save us.

The Great Mother who will save the whole world- established by Christ Ahnsahnghong

Church of God World Mission Society looks different than other churches. Whenever I enter the door in the church I can feel love. It is something different from the world. Nowhere in Church of God World Mission Society can I find jelousy, greed, hatred, and selfish competition.

What is different? and Why?

The fact that there are true God in Church of God World Mission Society.
Almighty God who created the world through the Word.
Almighty God who divided the Red Sea.
Almighty God who commanded the Ten Commandments in Mount Sinai.
Almighty God who gather Their children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings.
Almighty God who will save the whole world.

Even unbelivers testify the Great Mother will appear and save the world in the last days. And the Mother is testified in the Bible.
Finally, She is God Almighty. Christ Ahnsahnghong is the second coming Christ and also we can find him through the prophecy.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

You should Read This - for Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother are the true God

God doesn't want anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance, in this sinful world full of disasters. According to the providence of God, God's people are now preaching the gospel more diligently. This year, God has allowed us to raise His banner even higher on the great journey of saving the whole world. Keeping in step with the will of God, we are participating in the salvation work of establishing the realm of the gospel of God in our home, community, country and all around the world, finding God's people who will be the salt of the world like the three percent of salt that purifies the sea water.

As Daniel prophesied that the rock that struck the statue would become a huge mountain and fill the whole earth, our future will be prosperous even though our beginnings are humble. If we depend on our own ability and only focus on ourselves, we will feel helpless and everything will seem impossible. However, if we realize who the One right beside us is, we will gain new strength every day. There is a certain reason we are able to save the whole world.

The Great Power of God (Christ Ahnsahnghong)

It is really hard for a person to have little or no conversation with the people around him. Like a felon, who is imprisoned in solitary confinement, completely isolated from others, we become spiritually disconnected from Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem if we do not have conversations with Him. In this situation, we can feel no joy, nor can we fully obey the will of God. Therefore, we need to have conversations with God in order to fulfill There will. For example, to obey the words of God Ahnsahnghong―"Go and make disciples of all nations," we need to repeatedly ask Father and Mother, "When shall I go? Of whom shall I make disciples? How shall I preach to them?" and continually pray to Father Ahnsahnghong to allow us circumstances to do as He has told us. Only through continual conversations with Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem fully obey Their will. Through prayer we are able to see the great power our Elohim God being displayed just like our forefathers of faith.


The Bible calls us "the children of promise." Gal. 4:28 "Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise." Then, what promise did God make to those who are called the children of promise? God promised them eternal life. 1 John 2:25 "And this is what he promised us, even eternal life."
However, how is eternal life given to us? The Bible says that all things were created by God's will (Rev. 4:11). Among the many creatures that God has created, let us focus on mothers. Since it is written that God created all things by His will, there must be also a certain point expressed by God when He created mothers on this earth. As you know, all creatures have a mother figure. There is not a single creature that can come into existence without a mother.Our physical life is given to us through our physical mother. For 280 days, a baby's hands, feet, eyes and ears form within his mother's womb. When the time comes, the mother will give birth to her child, shedding blood. We are given life through our mother's great pain. How about our spiritual life? Just as our physical life was given to us through our physical mother, our spiritual life is given to us through our spiritual Mother.The Bible clearly testifies that our heavenly Mother exists, and that only our heavenly Mother can give us eternal life.

Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem, I give all glory honor and praise to you for saving this wretched sinner from the way of death. Thank You for giving me eternal life and the hope for a wondrous tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cleanup Activity Was Held in Han River Citizen Park-glory to Christ Ahnsahnghong!

Christ Ahnsahnghong, He is surely my God. Today, the prophecy testifying that Christ Ahnsahnghong is my spiritual Father touches my heart not only as the knowledge but as the spiritual relation between parents and children. I appreciate Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother for letting me meet Them in zion, Church of God World Mission Society. :Let me introduce Church of God Wolrd Mission Society through their good will to glorify Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother.

Cleanup Activity Was Held in Han River Citizen Park

On April 30, the 30th Environmental Protection Movement, "Save the Han River!",was held in Han River Citizen Park. Over 1,500 members from Gangnam Dongbu Association in Seoul attended this activity. Cleanup activity, which had been held for Geum River, Nakdong River, Gwangju Stream, Haeundae Beach and etc., was held for Han River for the 30th time.Pastor Ju-Hyeon Kim from the Church of God Headquarters emphasized that water is the origin of every creature and life itself, and encouraged the members to take the lead in saving the dying Han River as watchmen. Congressman Chung-Hwan Kim read the words of encouragement and thanked the volunteers of the Church of God who love water, grass and trees.
Hoping that the Han River can become the true lifeline for the citizens, the volunteers showed a performance of pouring mineral water into the Han River from the Cheonho Bridge.After the performance, all the attendants picked up waste in the Han River Citizen Park. They cleaned every place, picking up even pieces of glass, cigarettes and so on.Yeong-Suk Jahng (35) who cleaned the river park with her family said, Im very happy that my children can have the practical education for protecting environment. Jeong Shin (64) who attended the cleanup activity for the first time expressed her impression, saying, Im very impressed to see many young people caring for the environment. Ill attend as many cleanup activities as possible.
The members of the Church of God have taken the lead in letting people know how serious the environmental pollution is. They will continue to protect environment by reducing garbage and separating waste, so that they can keep the environment clean.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Glory to God in the Highest

Church of God members are zealous to display the glory of God whenever Check Spellingpossible. Nothing can stop them because they know their great reward in the end. Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem have given us the great mission of letting whole world know Their great love and sacrifice. For that reason, for those who are slow of heart and not easy to understand prophecies in the Bible, God made volunteer services.
All around the world the Church of God has been making all efforts supporting the poor, terminally ill and those affected by natural disasters in lieu of spreading the fragrance of Christ before it is too late.
Just like 2k years ago, Christ was sacrificed as well as all of His followers. Through that they were able to emit the fragrance, message of Christ, to many countries over the common world. As a result so many people recieved salvation and a better hope. Furthermore, it is the same now. Through the teachings of Heavenly Mother and Father Ahnsahnghong, Church of God members devote themselves to serving others with a pure and sincere heart and mind. Loving them as ourselves to lead all peoples and nations to eternal life.
Through the frangrance of our Father and Mother's selfless sacrifice, all nations will be healed and brought into the eternal heavenly home.
Thank You Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem for Your mercy and grace.

Church of God World Mission Society members in the harvest time (glory to Christ Ahnsahnghong)

Here I introduce a news of good will of Church Of God World Mission Society which believes in Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother that Bible testifies. Church Of God World Mission Society is the true church prophesied as spiritual Zion in this age. And why do they do the volunteer work like this wholeheartedly? To spread God's love to all the people.

The Members of the Church of God Helped Farmers in the Harvest Time

As harvesting season is almost over, farmers are busier to harvest enriched crops in their fields. Because all of the crops must be harvested and stored in barns before cold weather begins with frost. This year, most crops had already been harvested in late Autumn, but some were left because of the shortage of hands. The members of the Church of God heard this, and rushed to the fields waiting to be harvested. As God said, to 'give love' was more blessed than 'to receive.' The 2nd Songpa Church in Seoul helped a farmer gather rice straws On November 13, twenty men members from Songpa area in Seoul volunteered to help a farmer in Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, who was suffering from a shortage of hands. Although it was a holiday, the men members gathered willingly very early in the morning and said, "Although it is a small help, we want people to know that there are still many good neighbors who can be with them when they are in need. We also wish to spread hope to the world, and it will be more of a pleasure if we can give glory to God with our good deeds."
After a two hour drive, they arrived at the field. It was about 9:30a.m. The field presented a beautiful scenery along with Paldang Lake. There were many crops that hadn't been harvested due to the labor shortage and rain. Park Geum-nam (69), the owner of the field said, "The crop is not good, being compared with the last year, because it rained too much during the harvesting season." He welcomed the members with a bright smile, saying, "It is not easy for me to finish harvesting by myself because I am in poor health. I thank all of you and the Church of God for helping me today."
The job that the members had to do on that day was to carry the harvested rough rice straws on the field larger than 1.3 hectare to the warehouse. The owner said that he would feed his six cows with these rice straws throughout the winter. Two 1-ton trucks were used to transport the rice straws. It was the first time for the members to carry rice straws. Carrying thousands of rice straws, their necks, arms, and legs were all tired and sore. But they worked delightfully, watching the scattered rice straws being piled up high in the barn. By working together with one mind, they finished the work earlier than expected, so they could help another farmer named Kim Chun-gil (66) who asked for their help. Being helped by the members, he repeatedly thanked them. Suncheon Church helped a farmer harvest clusters of sweet potatoes On November 13, 9a.m., thirty members from Suncheon area rushed to a village nearby to help a farmer dig out sweet potatoes that were waiting to be harvested in the field of 0.3 hectare. Sweet potatoes are the tastiest when harvested just before frost falls. So now it was the season for their harvest. Jang Hyun-seok (48), the field owner, thanked the members, saying, "Thank you for coming. It was hard for me to plow this huge field with my 70 year aged mother and my wife." His wife Kim Kye-yeon (46) smiled brightly, saying, "Two years ago, I saw the volunteers from the Church of God work elaborately in my village to restore the typhoon-damaged area. So my husband and I have asked the Church of God to help us harvest this time."
This wasn't the first time for the members in Suncheon area to do volunteer activities at this village. Two years ago, when the typhoon Maemi keeled over the vinyl houses, the members came first and helped the restoration work wholeheartedly, spreading God's love. After harvesting the sweet potatoes, the field owner said, "Thank you very much for helping us actively like your own work. The village people envy me since you've worked very hard." The Cheongdo Church in Gyeongsangbuk-do helped a farmer in a lettuce field On November 13, ten members of the Church of God in Cheongdo area visited a lettuce farmhouse to help them remove unnecessary leaves which prevent the growth of lettuces and rot other leaves. It is important to remove them at the proper time.
ⓒ 2005 WATVInside the six vinyl houses in the field of 0.4 hectare, green lettuces have shot up like mushrooms after rain. It was pretty chilly outside due to the autumn wind, but the temperature inside the vinyl houses was rather hot and humid. Kim Joo-duk (37) the owner, welcomed the volunteers and said, "If only my wife and I work, it takes long time to remove the unnecessary leaves, and it causes a lot of difficulties on selling lettuces. Thanks for coming at the right time." Even though it was not easy to remove the leaves, sitting between the furrows which are narrow to even step in, all the volunteers kept their smile from the beginning to the end. The owner, who watched them working without taking their eyes off their work, said, "Even though this is their first time working on it, they work better than experts. It's wonderful! Thank you very much for working as if it were your own job."

The members set up light bulbs in the vinyl houses so that the owners could also work at night. The owners waved their hands to the members returning home after work and repeatedly said, "Thank you very much!" The members realized how joyful it is to give love than to receive. They will practice the love of God, taking care of their neighbors in need all the time. On that day, the volunteers felt it was very pleasurable to harvest abundant fruit, and realized it was great to give love. Going back home, they all dreamed about the 144,000 good fruits, who will be brought into God's barn in the spiritual harvesting season. The members of the Church of God are spreading God's love, through their volunteer activities. As they practice the love for neighbors, they will understand the mind of God all the more and learn greater love.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Perfect Soul

1. It is more blessed to give love than to receive as God always gives love.
2. When we give glory to God, the glory returns to us.
3. Beautiful mind has not hate and brigs forth a perfect love.
4. As Abraham was blessed when he gave in for his nephew Lot, so we are blessed more greatly when we give for our brothers and sisters.
5. Being arrogant means wanting to be served.
6. Though others do not work we should not complain but do our work faithfully. Having the mind of a master makes us work with pleasure and with ease.
7. Arrogance comes from a mind full of complaint. When we serve God always with thanksgiving complaint and arrogance recede from us and humility dwells in our hearts.
8. When we praise our brothers and sisters, the praise returns to us.
9. As the sea receives all the dirt and purifies it, we should have the broad and beautiful mind enough cover up even our brother's faults.
10. Whoever wants to be lead by the Lamb, should become a lamb smaller than the Lamb.
11. Sacrifice is needed to become a stronger vessel.
12. We should endure present sufferings for the kingdom of heaven is waiting for us.
13. Even God didn't come to be served but to serve. When we serve one another without wanting to be served, God will be pleased.

Whether you are a believer or not, if you closely examine these 13 teachings, I think everyone would agree with me that whoever follows them should be perfect.

These "Teachings of Mother" are truly amazing! Everyone in this world lives to think of themselves. Human beings are always focused on how to succeed. How to be looked up to and be admired by the world. Everyone wants to be glorified and exalted. Even in front of God, if we meticulously search our hearts and minds, we always put God below us ( Isaiah 14:13-14).
However, if we try to put these teachings into practice I can 100% guarantee a total 180 degree turnover in our state of mind and behavior. We will be truly humble and genuine to God. We will be able to resemble to the nature that we all want to imitate, the Divine nature.

Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother Jerusalem have toiled all Their lives to bring us peace and salvation. Through Mother's teachings we all can achieve that goal, the salvation and purification of our souls. We should give thanks, honor, glory and praise to our Heavenly Mother who is still, to this very moment, dwelling in the tent of the body patiently teaching us how to keep all of Her teachings from the heart.

Thank You Mother!!

Church of God World Mission Society Practiced the Love of God -Glory to Father Ahnsahnghong!

80 Members of the Church of God Gangwon Association Practiced the Love of God at the "House of Love"

Now, it is cold winter in Korea when warm affection and love are needed more. On January 23, 80 members of the Church of God Gangwon Association delivered the love of God through a voluntary service at the "House of Love," a welfare facility, according to the commandment of God, "Love your neighbor as yourself."

The members arrived at the "House of Love," located on the top of a high hill with a beautiful scenary around, and delivered a lot of articles of comfort such as rice, kimchi, fruits and supplies for babies, which were prepared with donation. The chief of executive office Chang Su Kim was greatly pleased with the bright faces of the members and thanked them, "It's our first time to be served by so many people like this. Your bright smiling faces make me happy even before the work."The "House of Love," operated by Seongji Welfare Association, contains three buildings: The "House of Love" where the severely-handicapped children live, the "Filial Piety Village" which is a free medical care institution for the seniors with dementia and senile diseases, and the "House of All Love" which is a sanatorium operated at actual expense for the aged. A total of 220 people are living in these three buildings. The volunteers had a brief education for better services and started their works as divided into three groups. Each group was composed with 20-30 volunteers.

They washed the disabled children, nursed the aged people who had dementia or senile diseases, and also cleaned the building briefly. 5 or 6 volunteers helped to prepare lunch in the kitchen. Specially, the volunteers, who took charge in washing the severely-handicapped children, performed a hard work. It was not easy to wash those children who couldn't move even a single finger. They had to take them up in their arms and wash and put clothes on them. They washed them wholeheartedly as if they had been washing their own sons and daughters even though they became exhausted. A member, who participated in the voluntary service for the first time, washed the children with a smiling face, saying, "I don't feel tired in the thought that I am putting into practice the love of God."In the "Filial Piety Village," where about 110 seniors are living, around 30 volunteers cleaned and massaged their shoulders, arms and legs. In this institute, which is called 'The Last Rest Place,' 57 staffs take care of them for 24 hours by turns. The volunteers did their best to take care of the aged, as if they were determined to do their filial duties that they hadn't put into practice yet. After the voluntary service, they had a joyful time together.

Although it was a short time, the children felt warmheartedness from the volunteers and wouldn't let them go, saying, 'I love you.' Some seniors recommended them, saying, 'You've treated me better than my daughter-in-law,' and some smiled, saying, 'Thank you very much. You are like my own children,' and some wept, holding their hands and said, 'Your hands were like mother's hands.' It was hard to say good bye to them, but the volunteers left them, pledging to visit them again. The volunteers said, "The children were so cute. We hope we will have more chances to share the love of God with these children," "We hope to continuously give our interest and love to these children." They pledged to do more active voluntary services, saying, "This is not the last service. We will continue sharing God's love with our unfortune and neglected neighbors. We will be the salt and light of the world by delivering the warm love of God to the neighbors through a lot of regular voluntary services."

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Church of God Members Supported The 16th Asian Athletics Championships All the glory to Christ Ahnsahnghong

To help people understand what difference Church of God World Mission Society has as only based on the Bible Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother, I want to introduce here an article .

The Church of God Members Supported The 16th Asian Athletics Championships
The volunteer supporters from the Church of God attracted people's attention at 2002 Busan Asian Games, 2002 FESPIC Games and 2003 Daegu Summer Universiade. Their support reemerged in Incheon city. Under the slogan, 'World to Asia, Asia to Incheon,' the Church members in Incheon city volunteered to support The 16th Asian Athletics Championships, which was held at Munhak Stadium in Incheon, from the 1st to the 4th of September. The supporters introduced Korea and Incheon to Asia and spread God's glory to the nations. The Asian Athletics Championships, which was first held in 1973 in Marikana, Philippines, has been held every 2 years. This year, it was the 16th Championships, being held a second time in Korea: first in Seoul and second in Incheon. With the hope of all Asians who want to become one, the title for this championships was 'The One.' The opening ceremony was held in August 31 with 1,000 athletes and officials from 45 Asian countries. They had a good competition in 43 events.
About 500 supporters from the Church of God were in the limelight of the citizens and medias. The citizens felt proud because the volunteers cheered very energetically at every competition and refreshed the mood of the Championships which might have become very boring because of the citizens' indifference. They didn't mind the hot weather but cheered fervently the athletes with each country's flags in red, blue, yellow, green and white T-shirts from the first day until the last day. They cheering continued even during the break time.All the audience were very surprised by the fever of the volunteers who never stopped cheering. When it suddenly rained, people quickly left the stadium but the supporters from the Church of God remained there supporting the athletes, which was very touching. A citizen who was recording their supporting activities in his camera said, "It is really good to see that the church members volunteer to support the athletes at an international event. I hope that this kind of orderly support will expand." Many Koreans and foreign journalists surrounded the supporters to record their support. A university student said, "Their support was good, but what I was really impressed was their bright smile. I am very proud of the supporters as a Korean because they are spreading a good image of Korea to the world."
The supporters gave great emotions to the athletes as well, who attended the petitions as the representatives of their own countries. HE Dan and TANG Yinghua from China who obtained a gold medal and a silver medal each in the 20 km race walking, and Wangping who obtained a gold medal in the 100m race gave thanks to the supporters, saying, "They are very good and kind people." Bondarenk a Qatari coach said, "I never expected it. They supported us very eagerly, waving our flags. It was very touching." Pazal a Pakistani athlete praised the supporters, "They are very kind. If possible, I want to live in Korea."Saudi Arabian athletes were also very impressed by their support and asked them to cheer them once more after winning in the 200m race. Then the supporters cheered them up, shouting, "We Love You!" At each stadium, the athletes, who were encouraged by the supporters' cheering and got good results, thanked them and greeted each other.
A journalist, who had watched the supporters during the whole Championships, valued highly their activities, saying, "Some poor athletes from African countries run with bare feet to spare money. I think they've been greatly comforted by the supporters. They poured energy into the athletes and citizens, being united with them."Hwang Seong-jin the Head of Public Relations said, "The title of this Championship is 'The One.' The volunteer supporters from the Church of God have done a wonderful job to make the citizens one. At this championships they let the whole world know Korea. They've shown what voluntary work really is, through their untiring cheer. I thank them very much. I hope they will keep showing their good deeds."
Pastor Kim Yeoung-do, managing the support in this games, said, "We volunteered to support the athletes from 45 Asian countries, hoping that the whole world will recognize Korea as a warm country like Mother's embrace. We expect this Championships to be a good chance for God's love to be spread to the world. As a Korean, I also hope that our voluntary work can be a help to our country Korea." The volunteers said, "We supported with all our heart, hoping that Mother's love will be spread to the nations which visited Korea. We could feel that the world was becoming one through our supporting activities. There were no barriers of human races, cultures and languages." They dn't conceal their delight by the fact that they showed a good image of Korea to the nations.We are waiting for the day when God's love will be spread to all peoples and nations, not only 45 Asian countries. On that day, the whole world will be one in the name of God just as all the barriers collapsed and peoples became one through the supporters' effort at this Championships.