NOV. 3 – DAY 3
THE CALL: INDIVIDUALS – MENTORS, TEACHERS, COACHES
Adapted from Galatians 6:9
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap a harvest [in North Korea] if we do not grow weary or give up.
They who sow in tears shall reap with joyful singing. Those who go back and forth weeping, carrying their bag of seed [for planting], will indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing back armloads of blessing and a harvest overflowing!
Wintertime is a time of rest and preparation for crop farmers as well. During winter, farmers evaluate the soil so they know what nutrients it needs for bountiful harvests, maintain and purchase equipment, take vacations, analyze research and relevant data, attend conferences and network with fellow farmers and agricultural experts, budgeting and sales.
Many fieldworkers are now in their home country or temporarily based in South Korea, waiting for the opportunity to return to their fields. As they wait, they are also actively uniting and merging their combined wisdom in collaboration to better prepare the next generation (Great Harvest Fellows) and themselves for the harvest waiting in the field. Some of them will become the teachers, mentors, and coaches to the Fellows.
Will you be a part of the team?
Famous for its natural scenic beauty, Wonsan is home to several special tourism and development zones. Boasting a population of 360,000, Wonsan is a natural port city with a naval base and international airport. Mt. Kumgang, an ancient & current muse to artists, is where North/South family reunions are held. Fun facts: In addition to native North Koreans, the Songdowon International Children’s Camp hosts children from Vietnam, Mongolia, Mexico, Tanzania, Thailand, and Russia to name a few! Mt. Kumgang literally means Diamond Mountain. Pray for the people of Wonsan.
Praying the Psalms: Psalm 146
Adore Yahweh for being our help and hope. Passionately worship God for all the ways He sets people free (vs 7-8). Praise Jesus for the seeds of love that landed in the good soil of northern coworkers. Feel deep respect and admiration for God’s justice (vs 7-9).
Cast all anxieties about uncertainties upon the Lord Jesus, who cares for you. Confess the times helplessness about situations threatens to swallow you, and moments of deep doubt around your calling. Jesus listens with loving compassion, not judgment. He understands.
Thank the Holy Spirit for comforting and encouraging the fieldworkers as they rest and discern next steps. May they flow with Spirit’s wisdom. Thank Yahweh for nurturing the growth of northern friends. Thank God for providing for all the needs of the fieldworkers and their families.
Pray for discernment re: becoming a mentor, teacher, or coach to the Fellows. Pray for inspiration and humility as field workers corroborate best practices and how best to implement them and train Fellows. Pray for wisdom and unity of intention as they contribute to the curriculum.
Praise: Better Than Life by Lakewood
Encouragement: Hosanna by Hillsong (Korean)
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Fast meal(s), daily coffee fix, technology, Netflix … whatever God places on your heart to fast and hunger more for Him. Pray during the fasted meal/activity time.