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Continuing the Work of

The Past Generation

Lillias Horton Underwood
Mrs. Underwood, the wife of H. G. Underwood (founder of Yonsei University), records in 1909 of an ambitious evangelistic initiative to reach one million souls by the end of the year. The western missionaries and the Korean Christians collaborated to give out tracts and to evangelize all of Korea by the end of the year; however, they fell utterly short of their goal.  Yet what Mrs. Underwood wrote after the campaign is inspiring. Although the campaign was an utter failure, she wrote that another generation would reap the prayers and labors of their initiative. She had faith that what they had sown and labored would be reaped by another generation. By faith, we believe that this generation of young people will reap the great harvest in North Korea.
2027 commemorates 120th year since the Pyongyang Revival of 1907 during which time Pyongyang was known as the “Jerusalem of the East.” The early Christian workers, and many that followed, prayed that God would create a united church in Korea who would reach out her arms to China, Japan, Russia, and then reach out to the world with God’s love. To that end, let’s not grow weary but continue to pray and to labor for the good of the people of Korea, both the North and the South.
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The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens. The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens. And as soon as the grain is ready, the farmer comes and harvests it with a sickle, for the harvest time has come.

- from the Parable of the Growing Seed by Jesus -

Like the parable of the Growing Seed, the kingdom of God in North Korea is like the seed that was sown on the ground. Many have sown since the early days and the seed is growing though we do not know how. The grain is ripe for the harvest; the harvest is coming only if we do not give up.Great harvest will come in the North which would ultimately go out to the nations in a message of reconciliation and love. To that end, let’s not grow weary but continue to pray and to labor for the good of the people of North Korea. We need all God's people in all giftings and industries.I hope that we will be the ones to reap the harvest together with Jesus.

- from Dr. Jamie Kim, Executive Director of Reah International