SAN ANTONIO, Texas ? Almost 100 voices lifted high their hands and praise during the third annual meeting of the Korean Baptist Fellowship of Texas, July 27. The meeting was hosted by Northeast Korean Baptist Church in San Antonio and presented an opportunity for Korean Baptists in Texas to worship together and pray for the lost still living in Korea.
Special speaker Poong Moon Kang, pastor of Seoul Praise Baptist Church in Seoul, Korea, urged Korean Baptists to pray for their brothers and sisters in Christ as well as the lost in their homeland.
“True believers do ‘forget’ that they have Christ,” Kang said, as interpreted by Hyoung Min Kim, KBFT’s liason to the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. “They fail to look to Jesus, and they fall. Fresh power comes to those who look to Jesus.”
Failure, Kang continued, is looking to others and other resources besides Christ. “Prayer enables us to get past problems and temptations,” he said.
SBTC Executive Director Jim Richards brought greetings to the fellowship from the 1,332 churches now affiliated with the state convention.
“It’s a privilege and honor to partner with the Korean Baptist Fellowship of Texas,” Richards said. “Thank you for all you are doing in making your efforts count for Christ’s kingdom.”
Richards also outlined three reasons Korean Baptist churches are beginning to partner with the SBTC including theological agreement, missiological activity and its methodological approach in utilizing the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention.