CUSTODIAN DIES FOR HIS CHURCH
When the communists invaded Seoul, South Korea, on a Sunday morning in 1950 one of their orders were to destroy the Christian churches.
The members of the Young Nak Presbyterian church love to tell how God saved their church that morning.
When the custodian arrived at his church he discovered that dynamite was set in place to blow it up. The fuse had already been lit. He took a knife out of his pocket and cut the fuse, but the communists attacked him. Before their bullets mowed him down, he fell on his knees to pray.
"My God!" he shouted! "Please save the church!" The bullets rained upon him and his blood was splattered against one of the outside walls of the church.
The enemy tried again and again to light the fuse, but it was to no avail. It did not want to light. The church was saved.
Jesus Christ was not concerned about His own life, but of that of a lost mankind. Through his redeeming death, the church was founded and maintained.
The Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Mat. 20:28)
Persecution cannot crush the church
TGIF Daily Devotional
When does God call people to long-term missionary service?
* 21% were called as a result of a missions education service in their local church
* 20% felt God calling them after listening to missionary speakers
* 19% were called because of their own family's missions vision and conversations
* 10% heard God's call through reading missionary books
-- Terry Read, missionary and missions professor