CELEBRATE MISSIONS WEEKEND
Our special guest for Celebrate Missions Weekend is Pastor Chun Ki-Won, Founder of Durihana Mission and Durihana School.
In the late 1990’s South Korean businessman Chun Ki-won was visiting along the
Chinese-North Korean border looking for new business opportunities. Little did he know he would be led out of multiple successful business ventures and into full-time ministry rescuing the world’s most forgotten people. While along the China-North Korea border he saw a North Korean woman frozen dead in the Tumen River. She died trying to escape her country by crossing the river comprising the border between North Korea and China. As he continued to walk around the city, scores of North Korean children scurried out of the shadows to beg bread, only to be beaten back into hiding by the Chinese authorities.
Upon seeing this, he left a lucrative business career, went to seminary and became a Pastor dedicating his life to proclaiming the grace of God to the North Korean people. The ministry began in Seoul, South Korea in the year 1999 with 25 people praying, weeping, and crying out to God on behalf of the physically and spiritually starved people of North Korea. From there God orchestrated events very naturally and began to open doors, simply calling his people to trust Him one step at a time.
Pastor Chun also runs the Durihana School where he cares for and educates upwards of 60 children of NK refugees who are not able to be raised by their parents for various reasons.
The meaning of the word Durihana (meaning “one”) comes from Ezekiel 37:17 “Join them
together into one stick so they will become one in your hand.” It’s the mission of Pastor Chun to bring NK refugees into safety in South Korea, in hope that someday the divided country may become one.
We are looking forward to Pastor Chun being at PEPC and sharing more of his story with us!
Leadership Core Missions Dinner (invite only): Sept. 27 / 6:30pm / Pace Center
Pre-registration required: REGISTER HERE
Men’s Breakfast with guest speaker Pastor Chun
Sept. 28 / 7:00 – 8:30am / Main Lobby
Women’s Breakfast with guest speaker Linda Noah with the Petros Network
Sept. 28 / 10:00 – 11:30am / Main Lobby
Sept. 29 / 8:30 – Noon / Worship Center & Main Lobby