"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Colossians 3:17)
Spotlight on Inspirational BAM Companies
We've been exploring what Business As Mission is and its biblical characteristics and social impact. We would like to illustrate what a successful BAM business looks like and its impact in the community in which it serves. We hope that these Kingdom focussed businesses inspire you to get involved, whether directly working with a BAM company or supporting them with your resources.
This article was taken from the Mission Frontiers November-December 2007 issue written by Justin Forman. Mission Frontiers is a bi-monthly magazine that covers a variety of mission related topics. In this particular article, Mr. Forman highlights a card business based in Rwanda, a Tiffany style lampshade and stained glass manufacturing company in China, and a book publishing company based here in the U.S. but working worldwide. All three companies have expanded and have been doing Kingdom work for years serving the community in which they are based, as well as outreaching and ministering beyond its local boarders.
SfK MBA BCT Chiang Mai 2018 has been successfully completed after at least 80 hours of rigorous training. A total of 9 attendees from 6 countries have graduated and are eligible members in the SfK Missional Business Community. Please pray that the graduates will diligently implement what they have learned to their lives and businesses to be the catalyst in living the life of salt, light and fragrant perfume in the community they serve.
K-Impact Investment Fund (KIF) has been established in Korea. This fund will be the first BAM fund established in Korea to empower missional businesses in Asia and Africa. Please pray that we will draw God's wisdom in managing the fund so that more people will be inspired to invest in missional businesses.
One Egg Project is moving forward. They have agreed to support two pilot projects in Cambodia and Tanzania.Through this program, our implementing members in both countries, in collaboration with local partners, will help early-stage children in poverty be nourished for effective physical and intellectual development. Please pray that these program will pave the way towards a greater Kingdom impact in people of the areas to be served.
SfK's implementing member in Central Asia #1 is an ophthalmologist. He has witnessed the miraculous recovery of the lost eyesight of a woman thanks to God's mercy dispensed through his caring heart and service. God is amazing! Please pray that such miracles will open opportunities to witness the mighty power of the gospel and prayer in this country where the gospel is under persecution.
Nanuri Ltd. is a member of SfK's Missional Business Community operating in Rwanda. Its managing director, Sanghoon Lee, has recently received the honorable Underwood Missions Award from Yonsei University, founded by the first missionary to Korea, Rev. Horace Underwood. It is truly an honor and privilege to serve the Lord alongside godly people like him. Please pray that more and more missional entrepreneurs will be joining the mission force in advancing His Kingdom in the end times of God's grand salvation plan.
Upcoming Events & Prayer Requests
Nov. 9, 2018: SfK Life Board Meeting. Please pray that each board member will remember God's calling in business in deliberating all matters that come to the board.
Dec. 17, 2018: SfK Korea Board Meeting. Please pray that all board members will well wrap up 2018 and plan for the next year 2019.
Nov. and Dec. 2018: Stewardship Tour to the U.S.A. This year's trip will include various gatherings and individual meetings with many existing and potential supporters in New York, Atlanta, Memphis, Denver, and Los Angeles. Please pray that the meetings will gain God's favor through the people we will meet.
All implementing members and missional businesses will prepare for the business plans in 2019.Please pray that the planning process will not leave out God who should be at the center of everything they do.
Missional Business Trading is one of three platforms that SfK is using for equipping and empowering missional businesses. This platform will be formalized within 2018. Please pray that God will bless us with His divine wisdom so that we may choose the right channel and the right form of entity to implement the platform.
Jan. 14-25, 2019: SfK MBA BCT Phnom Penh in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Please pray that God will use this training opportunity to equip many missional entrepreneurs and also connect them through a network of like-minded people of God for His Kingdom work.
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