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

A Memorial for a Mother

  Photo on Flickr       Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a one year remembrance memorial service for a woman who made a huge impact in Indonesia. But more importantly, the impact that she had on her family was truly inspiring. Since this lady was a prominent figure, there were many people who were gathered to remember her life and the difference she made on society. All throughout the service, I couldn’t...

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The Start of Ramadan 2009

  Photo by MLive       I was always aware of the importance of Ramadan for Muslims while I was in Ann Arbor, but for some reason it has more significance now that we are out here in Indonesia. Just knowing that Indonesia has the largest Muslim population is a strong reminder that many Muslims will be fasting and praying throughout the next 30 days. In the Islamic lunar calendar, the ninth month marks...

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Game Night 2009

  There are some things in life that are universal. What I mean by universal is simply that no matter what ethnicity or background you are from, there are things that everyone shares in common and understands. Some of those things are laughter and having fun. Tonight, we held a game night event at the guys’ apartment for the people in Karawaci. My family and I headed out there a bit later but we were...

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Celebrated Our Team’s 1st B-Day

  It is hard to believe that it has been over a month that the team and our family have been together here in Indonesia. We have already gone through a lot of things together and have become more of a family unit. We are learning the biblical principles of Acts 2 in a real and tangible way. Part of being a family unit is the joy of celebrating the team members’ birthdays together. The...

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Meeting Various Pastors

  One of the great joys I often get to experience is meeting different pastors and hearing their stories. Today, I was out in Jakarta meeting up with a pastor who was introduced to me through one of the HMCC of Ann Arbor member’s father. This pastor was the shepherd for the member’s family while they were in Indonesia. It was encouraging to hear how their church got started. In fact, it was a powerful...

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Kingdom-Minded People

  Photo by CHEC Pro       This week I had the opportunity to meet up with various people. It is always good to connect with people on a regular basis. One in meeting in particular was notably a blessing to me. I met up with a pastor of an international church here in Jakarta. In fact, I have met up with him a few times over the last year in my visits Indonesia....

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Indonesia’s Independence Day 2009

        Today marked the celebration of Indonesian’s independence from the Netherlands. On Friday 10:00AM, August 17, 1945 the official proclamation was made to the world. Every August 17th is a joyous occasion for all Indonesians. There are many festivals, parades and activities usually planned for several days to celebrate their day of freedom. They decorate pretty much everything with red and white (the nation’s colors). Since their declaration of independence is still...

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New Strategies of Outreach

  One of the biggest dangers is settling for the status quo. One phrase that we try not to use in HMCC is – “It’s because we have always done it that way.” If we get too comfort or locked into a particular way of doing things, then there is a good possibility that we can miss out on what God is doing. God never changes, but the times and circumstances do. Therefore, it is...

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Creativity in Kids

  It has been good seeing some families coming out to our gatherings. There is one family with a child that is into painting. In fact, she is only 5 years old. One day when our team walked into their home, we saw a display of all her paintings. It was pretty awesome to see. Not only was the quality good, but what struck me was the creativity. There is something about creativity that gets...

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Michael Vick and the Gospel

  Photo by AP       It was interesting to hear the responses by various people and sports commentators about Michael Vick signing a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. After serving 18 months in prison for running a dogfighting ring, Vick was reinstated with conditions by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Now, this is going to be interesting. How will animal-lovers respond? How will Christ-followers respond? How will Christ-followers who love animals respond? Regardless of...

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UPH Festival 2009

  Starting tomorrow we will have a booth opened to flyer and talk with students at the Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH). This has really been an answer to prayer. We were not even sure if we could even have a booth since we were not a registered student group. But supposedly at this festival various vendors and people are able to advertise in the center of campus for a whole week! This was a tremendous...

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Trusting the Locals

  I knew I should have taken out my wisdom tooth while I was in the States. But due to all the busyness and procrastination, I never got to it. Then last week, I felt a sharp pain in my mouth when I woke up one morning. When I went to the bathroom, I noticed that my gums were bleeding. Pretty much, I found out that there was no more room for the wisdom tooth...

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Happenings in the City of Jakarta

  For the last couple of days, I have been spending more time in Jakarta. On Saturday, we spent some time with one of the families in our church. I was so blessed by their generosity. They invited the whole team for some of time of relationship building. It was a blessing for our team to be able to swim on the 30th floor of the family’s apartment, which overlooked different parts of the city....

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Thankful for Relationships

  In the last four weeks, we have been so blessed to have met and interacted with people who love God and have a great heart for God’s Kingdom. One of the families that have been coming out to our church plant invited the team over to their apartment in Jakarta for some time of fun and relaxation. More than anything else, it was a time of building relationships and strengthening our hearts together. It...

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