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Here's what we've been up to this month! 

                                     May 2015

 

      How many Korean, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Sri Lankan, Rwandan, and American people do you think can fit in a small room for worship? We found out the answer this month when we had the Springtide Lutheran Church picnic (can you find us in the picture?). There were around 150 total people in participation (this was one of three rooms) and what you can't see in the picture is all the different languages the sermon was translated into. These people from Southeast Asia came to Korea for work in the factories and for a better life. Springtide Lutheran Church helps these people learn Korean, adjust to Korean culture, and share the Gospel with them through outreach events like these. We had a great time struggling through the Korean language with one another! Here is a link to more pictures on our blog: http://elliotandserena.tumblr.com
The picnic was held far away from the metropolis of Seoul in the mountains north of the city. It took us about an hour to drive there! We had a worship service, ate Korean BBQ for lunch, and played some fun games afterwards despite the rain. 

Want more stories?

Be sure to check out our blog with more stories about our work here that doesn't make it on this newsletter
http://elliotandserena.tumblr.com 

How you can pray...

-Thanksgiving for a wonderful LCMS meeting we had in Hong Kong
-For the upcoming English Festival we will have at God's Will Lutheran at the beginning of February
-For our students and their families traveling during Korean Children's Day next week.
-Thanksgiving for Lydia's continued health and growth! 


Furlough 2015

We are planning our time in America to be for the month of August. We will be in the Seattle area for the first half of the month and in Wisconsin for the second half. Stay tuned for our confirmed schedule. If you would like to support our ministry in Korea or find our more about what LCMS does in Korea, you can go to:  http://www.lcms.org/derricks
Elliot Derricks: derrej20@gmail.com
Serena Derricks: serenaderricks@yahoo.com

If you would like our mailing address for Korea please ask! 

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