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A Korean banner in Canada? 
10th-Sep-2006 10:36 pm
I found a very interesting picture on Chicago UBF website. It seems to be a picture from a conference held in Canada. The title of the conference is written in Korean! How does this promote cross-culture evangelism in Canada? It seems that John Jun also attended the conference and he allowed this to happen. This raises very serious doubt about the attitude of the UBF Korean missionaries in carrying out what they claim to be Jesus' world mission command.

How can a missionary carry out Jesus' world mission command when he doesn't midn putting up a title banner written in Korean in Canada? How can John Jun carry out Jesus' world mission command when he does not correct this kind of attitude among UBF Korean missionaries?

Isn't learning a native language supposed to be the first step in carrying out world mission? Aren't the missionaries supposed to use the native language all the time unless they are only trying to build up a comfortable Korean immigrants community?
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12th-Sep-2006 04:27 am (UTC) - lots of Koreans
Wow. That photo has about 70 ubfKoreans in it. That's alot of Koreans. Probably half the Koreans in Canada left in the last 5-10 years, but the ubf has been sending in wave after wave. It is the proof that ubf fails. It only works among Koreans, and fails everywhere else.

I am not sure it is even a language problem, I think it is more of a contempt and disdain for the target recruits. And forget the language thing. And ubfKoreans need to concentrate on Korean to keep in communication with their leadership and the few others who they know from Korea. The ubfKoreans are isolated and marginalized from society. I am convinced that the effort that is required from these ubfKoreans to really learn a native language is just herculean. It would take them ten years to really learn a native language, and they just aren't going to put forth that kind of effort.
12th-Sep-2006 02:45 pm (UTC) - Re: lots of Koreans
It would take them ten years to really learn a native language, and they just aren't going to put forth that kind of effort.

The title banner in Korean reads "The boy David and the giant Goliath". Luke Hong says that 93 UBF Korean missionaries in Canada attended the conference and they learned how "to fight against many Goliaths within and without in order to carry out the gospel ministry on 252 Canadian campuses". But oops, they forgot to include mastering native language among many Goliaths!

It seems that during the conference they did not talk about how to carry out the gospel ministry on 252 Canadian campuses. Instead they seem to have discussed only how to fight against the enemy of UBF business and how to continue to brainwash UBF members to preserve UBF business and the spiritual legacy of Dr. Samuel Lee.

I think John Jun and Luke Hong decided to teach Korean from now on to North American sheep to completely convert their mindset to Korean mindset. Maybe that could be a lot easier than for them to master native language in their business field. In fact that is what the Japanese tried to do to the Korean people during their occupation. The Japanese forced Koreans to change their Korean names to Japanese names. The Japanese tried to abolish Korean language in an effort to establish Korea as their permanent imperial colony. If they had ever succeeded, my name could have been something like Suzuki Toyota??
12th-Sep-2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
Having the sign in Korean at the leadership conference simply shows that leadership positions in UBF are intended for Korean members only, and no one else.
12th-Sep-2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
That's right. The footer on UBF's homepage "The University Bible Fellowship is an international evangelical student organization" is a deception. UBF is a purely Korean business. Even after 45 years, there are no non-Koreans in real leadership positions.

Compare this: If you go to the 25th anniversary page of Bonn UBF, you will find a presentation of "world mission strategies" including "business mission". All these presentations on the anniversary were given only in Korean.

There are also photos of a recent appointment of shepherds event in Bonn - can you spot any non-Korean on these pictures?
13th-Sep-2006 04:23 am (UTC)
Having the sign in Korean at the leadership conference simply shows that leadership positions in UBF are intended for Korean members only, and no one else.

This also shows that UBF Korean missionaries are becoming easy-going. If they want to live as missionaries to carry out world mission command, they must overcome easy-going mentality and make a banner in native language. But they cannot even make a proper banner in native language. Then how can they faight against many Goliaths within and without in order to carry out their mission? Fighting against many Goliaths begins with using a banner in a native language.

This is also related to their lack of absolute attitude toward their world campus mission. If they have absolute attitude toward spreading gospel to students in Canada, they would never put up a banner in Korean but would rather somehow hung a banner written even in Konglish.

If I were in the position of John Jun, I would give the UBF Korean missionaries including Luke Hong divine discipline to walk on bare feet to Skokie Police Station to help them to have absolute attitude toward UBF business.
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