"The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it." (Genesis 2:15)
Work: What Is It Good For?
(Excerpt from The Missional Entrepreneur by Mark Russell)
Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin reportedly said, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” This statement reflects my fundamental assertion: Business should not be viewed as a tool to get through life, rather it should be considered an opportunity for spiritual living. We need to reorient our natural inclinations from the visible realm to the invisible one and realize that our faith and spiritual mission are integral to the visible human world.
1.SfK Ministries is expanding into Tanzania!Sung Soo Kim will lead this ministry in Tanzania. Mr. Kim is a veteran businessman in the U.S. and Korea. He worked for Applied Materials for 27 years and has been serving as Director of E3Empower Africa based in Arusha, Tanzania. He previously served as CEO of E3Empower Korea. SfK Tanzania plan to host a BAM Seminar in conjunction with a couple of businesses that are currently under development. Please pray that SfK Tanzania will receive God's favor in getting its foundation laid right.
Sung Soo Kim for SfK Tanzania
2. Jeffrey participated in KBM Global Philippinesin Baguio and Manila on Jan 30 and Feb 1, respectively. Both events went well with favorable responses received from the participants. Please pray that proper follow ups will be made to guide many people who desire to be BAM practitioners.
3. SfK has developed its business plan for 2018 and also updated its strategic plan with the Vision 2020, subject to the board approval. Please pray that we all will continue to discern God's will in carrying out the plans.
4. Sky Bay Thailand will begin to sell a Korean character doll named "Pangah," and a few other characters. It will also explore the possibility of manufacturing dolls featuring this character to enhance SfK MB Trading activities.
Upcoming Events & Prayer Requests
February 9, 2018: SfK Life Board Meeting - The board will consider and approve the SfK Ministries Strategic Plan, Business Plan and SfK Life's operating budget for 2018. Please pray that the meeting will bear much fruit.
February 18-22, 2018 - Jeffrey will receive a couple of visitors from Colorado, U.S.A. and Cambodia. The primary purpose of their visit will be to learn more about SfK Ministries and to explore how they can collaborate with SfK Ministries. Please pray that these meetings will be mutually encouraging and fruitful.
March 17, 2018: BAM Seminar in Vietnam - Jeffrey will travel to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in March to assess the needs for the services that SfK Ministries aim to provide.
March 20, 2018: SfK Korea Board Meeting - This board meeting will consider important issues pertaining to its future direction, the addition of a new director and the launch of a new Kingdom Impact Fund. Please pray that the board members will seek unity in diversity.
May 2018: BAM Training in California - SfK Ministries will participate in equipping future trainers of BAM at a local church in California. Eventually, this church will plan to provide a platform for training, sourcing and marketing smaller churches in southern California Please pray that this program will be productive and effective in developing a sound church model on BAM.
May God bless you richly so that you may be greater blessing to many others around you!
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