Choon and Yen Hee Lim
Dear Friends in Mission,
We often seek discernment when making decisions to ensure we obey God’s will. When we decided to serve Taiwan instead of Ethiopia we prayed fervently, and the Holy Spirit helped us discern our future. This year we went through the same process as we had to make another big decision.
We thought we would serve Hualien Aboriginal Campus Ministry (HACM) until our retirement. But then we were made aware of a new opportunity - Regional Liaison for East Asia. Our friends supported the idea, including Rev. Jeff Ritchie, associate director for mission for The Outreach Foundation who also helped us in the discernment process as we decided to be PC(USA) missionaries in Korea. Choon applied for the position and Mienda Uriarte, Area Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific, confirmed that he was qualified.
Since then we have been busy finishing up the programs we had planned in Taiwan. One of the programs was “Twelve Hours of Worship,” which lasted from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on May 27. Prior to that, we held a twenty-four hour prayer chain for six days and had wonderful student participation in both.
We held several very special events in June including a worship service for graduates and a gathering for alumni of this ministry. For the graduation worship service, we followed our HACM tradition and Lapas (our new co-worker) and Choon washed the feet of the seventeen graduates. It was very emotional. We all cried while each student shared what they had learned at HACM. At the alumni gathering, there were alumni present who serve their communities as leaders in their churches and as deacons. Some went on to seminary and became ministers. One of our alumni, Lapas Ami, is taking Choon’s position. She was a member of our Christian group, then she went on to Yushan Theological Seminary and was later ordained to ministry. Her husband also graduated from Yushan and served as our HACM secretary. We handed over our position to her as we were kneeling down before the students and washing their feet together.
We have equipped our students to serve in their churches and society. That work has filled us with joy. But without your support and prayers, it would not have been possible. We are grateful to PC(USA) and The Outreach Foundation. But we want to remind you that our mission journey doesn’t end here. We need your help and prayers more than ever. On June 27, we will leave Taiwan for the U.S. for interpretation assignment. We will be based at Mission Haven in Decatur, GA until October 6, 2012. If you want to invite us to hear how God uses us, please let us know.
Together in mission,
Yen Hee and Choon Lim, firstname.lastname@example.org