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13th-Feb-2007 06:05 pm
Did anybody notice that UBF has "Continent Mission Coordinators" now (where CIS is considered a "continent") and a "Public Relations Chair", Dr. James H. Kim?
14th-Feb-2007 02:57 am (UTC)
I don't understand this kind of organization. UBf has regional directors like Dr. Peter Chang, the new European director. These "Continent Mission Coordinators" reside in USA. What could they possibly do? Since they are in USA, they are under the direct control of John Jun. Since they are mission coordinators, they probably communicate with regional directors and report the mission status to John Jun. But then could the regional directors directly communicate with John Jun? Why do John Jun and other regional directors need these coordinators? Or this is just a title made up to satisfy the usual power-hungry ego of UBF leaders?
14th-Feb-2007 07:50 am (UTC)
I also thought about this and I think it is obvious that it is the latter. These people are hungry for titles and honor and power. It's like in a communist regime or other dictatorships where the top military and regime people get so many decorations that they do not fit on their jackets (e.g. here). Also, I believe this is not only a flashy and prestiguous title, but coupled with a nice salary and pension. They somehow need to disperse the remaining millions of offering money that are not yet in the hands of the Lee family and his close cronies, i.e. divert some of the money to the second level in the hierarchy of the leadership clique in order to make them happy. With such titles and positions it is easier to legitimize giving these people money and a good pension. More and more people are also getting honorary titles, such as Abraham Lee and Kaleb Hong in Germany, for the same reason. I.e. what happens now is exactly what Sarah Barry had described in her letter when she "found" that there was an amazing amount of money in the central account - disperse it among the loyal top leadership.
14th-Feb-2007 06:20 pm (UTC) - Robert Coleman
Did anyone notice the guest speaker for the staff conference, Robert Coleman? This is probably the same Robert Coleman who wrote The Master Plan of Evangelism, a book which the ICC uses to justify its methods. He is now a prof at Gordon Conwell seminary. It would appear that Dr. Coleman is unaware of the situation at UBF, or perhaps he is involved in some shady dealings a la John Armstrong.
14th-Feb-2007 06:46 pm (UTC) - Re: Robert Coleman
That is the same Robert Coleman. In 2001, when the reformers held their own UBF conference in Korea, I was invited to participate. There, they had many speakers from non-UBF, including Robert Coleman. This is indeed the same guy, because he plugged his Master Plan book there. After his speech, I confronted him about the way UBF has hurt people in the past. His response (paraphrased) was that "I have people on both sides of the issue." I didn't think that was a great response and he obviously doesn't have first hand knowledge of how UBF really uses their sheep, just like Ruth Tucker and their new friend John Armstrong. UBF uses other theological educators at arms' length to manipulate them and get them to help their cause.
16th-Feb-2007 03:21 am (UTC)
The Public Relations Chair is actually Jacob Lee of the Washington D.C. UBF, a chapter with a history of psychological abuse.
22nd-Feb-2007 10:44 pm (UTC) - The late dictator's wife
Quote: "M. Grace A. Lee served as an overseas treasurer more than 40 years and prayed for all the scattered missionaries around the world and encouraged them to have a giving spirit while living as self-supporting missionaries. M. Maria Ahn succeeded her."

The wife of Samuel Lee had control over a large chunk of international tithes and offerings since the beginnings of UBF. This is Samuel Lee whom even UBF elders have admitted controlled the UBF treasury like his personal bank account (though these days, these hardened elders may claim that they were "misquoted"). The only thing keeping Grace Lee from continuing as treasurer are recent health problems. The other treasurer, Maria Ahn, is known for her slavish devotion to Samuel Lee. Samuel Lee's daughter collects the rent on UBF properties. Corruption is a way of life among the UBF elite.
23rd-Feb-2007 01:06 am (UTC) - Re: The late dictator's wife
Another good question is how M. Grace A. Lee can pray for the other missionaries to be self-supporting when she was never self-supporting herself, but lived from the money of her husband who in turn lived from the offering moneys of the members. So this was a prayer for others to do something that she was not willing to do herself, something I observed very frequently in UBF.

Jesus summarized this attitude as "they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy loads and put them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them." Luckily, though UBF leaders like to claim that, they do not sit in Moses' seat as the Pharisees did, so we must not obey them and not do everything they tell you.
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