Seth S. Kim : Transforming Lives & Transforming the World.

The Best Day Ever

This week was the boys’ Winter Breaks, therefore Christina and I decided that it would be good for me to spend time with the boys. We spent a whole day together. It was packed with kids’ size activities – Chuck E. Cheese, lunch, glow in the dark miniature golfing, Curious George movie, dinner and spending time at the hotel. The boys were like the Energizer Bunny, but I was so tired. As we were about...

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Men’s Breakfast

I just came back from a men’s breakfast meeting. The gathering was for the adult and young adult men in our church. We had a hearty man-size meal comprised of: eggs, sausages, bacon, French toast, waffles, cereals, fruits, juices and coffee! What was the agenda? Simply: to impart spiritual truths to the men in HMCC so that they can be all that God destined them to be in order to build up the church. A...

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Invisible Children

I am amazed at how much we have become a global village. The development of technology is allowing us to connect with people from different parts of the world instantaneously. We are no longer an island unto ourselves. So if something happens in another part of the world, even though we are thousands of miles away, we can be abreast of what is happening minute by minute – incredible! This is truly a privilege that...

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Represented vs. Reality

In our politically correct world, Islam is known as a peaceful religion – this is how it is represented by the media, by the Administration, and by the adherents. But I am wondering if this is the reality. In Peshawar, Pakistan, an imam by the name of Mohammed Yousaf Qureshi announced that the Mohabat Khan mosque and the Jamia Ashrafia religious school would give a $25,000 reward and a car for killing the cartoonist who...

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Get Involved

I remember someone once saying that “a team effort is always better than an individual effort in accomplishing great things.” As I am doing ministry, I am noticing how true that statement is in my life. It is easy (and even natural) to try to do everything by myself but the reality is that without a team effort, we will not go very far. This is why some people have used the acronym TEAM (Together...

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Chocolates and Roses

Ahh yes! Out of all the 365 days in a year, today the retail store will cash in on the concept of love. The chocolate and flower industries will be making millions of dollars. Chocolates and flowers are supposed to be a token or expression of our love for someone. I am wondering if there is another way. Do you remember giving those little heart candies with phrases like, “Be Mine” or “I Love You”...

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A Pledge to Transformation

Yesterday we gathered for our Transformation Vision Sunday. I really sense the Holy Spirit working in the room. We worshipped… we recognized the new members… we saw the video… we heard the challenge… we took communion… we gave our pledges… we prayed… we celebrated. It is amazing to see that God called a rag-tag group of people back in 1996 to start a church with a vision for transformation – not only seeing lives being...

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Lord of the Harvest

We are almost coming to the close of the 168 hours of non-stop prayer (Started last Saturday and ending this Saturday). It is so encouraging to lead a church that is committed to seeing great things happen through prayer. I am confident that God will use this Transformation Vision Sunday to speak to His people. John Haggai said, “Attempt something so great for God, it’s doomed for failure unless God be in it.” As we...

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The Seeds of Sacrifice

I just came back from Los Angeles. The leadership team of AMI met together to discuss and plan things for the future. We also had the privilege of meeting up with four couples who are well seasoned missionaries in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Russia. They were being interviewed to help give insights and lessons-learned for future AMI missionaries. One thing that continued to be the common thread in all of their testimonies was sum in up...

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Famous Superstar

As I was getting ready to board my flight to Los Angles today, I noticed that there was someone famous waiting to board along with the rest of us “ordinary” people. I should have at least expected it because after all it was a flight to sunny LA where the “stars” shine. I did a quick inventory and figured that this person was famous because: 1) This person and his entourage got preferential treatment from...

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14-Days of Vision

This past Saturday, Jan 28th we started a prayer initiative called, “14 Days of Vision: Revisiting God’s Purposes and Plans.” We implemented this initiative because we wanted to be prepared and focused for the Transformation Vision Sunday coming up in Feb 12th. We are now four days into this prayer initiative. It is hard to believe that we first started the Transformation Vision campaign about 2 years ago. As I reflect back on the 2...

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My Comrades

Here is my cohort. There is something unifying about going to battle with people who are just as committed as you in accomplishing a goal. In this case, we are trying to receive a doctorate degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston. Even though we have lost some people along the way, it has been an awesome journey. After the grueling 3 years of classes, papers, projects, discussions, and presentations, I can confidently say it...

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A Room Full of Estrogen

It was a crazy week with a full load of classes, papers, all-nighters and Dunkin’ Donuts. But by God’s grace, I was able to finish everything for the 1st week of class (one more week to go). I finally arrived to the first women’s retreat of HMCC on Friday night. Christina spoke to the women Friday night. I was scheduled to speak on Saturday morning and Saturday evening. I came as the reluctant servant –...

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Fist of Fury

      Many of you are probably too young to remember Bruce Lee’s 1972 film, Fist of Fury. But I grew up watching all of Bruce Lee’s movies because he was an inspiration to all Asians living with prejudice in America. It was a childhood dream to beat up on anybody who picked on me. The infamous “nose flick” and motioning with the hands to come and fight were signature marks of Bruce Lee....

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