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

Chinky-Eyed Mistake

Praise God for the Olympics. There are so many illustrations to choose from, it is truly a preacher’s banquet to feast upon.           If you look at this picture carefully, you will realize that the Spain’s Olympic basketball team is posing by making slit-eyes with their fingers. Wow! And this is the year 2008. Obviously, this has upset the Chinese host in Beijing, but more than that it has offended a...

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Not Pretty Enough for the Olympics

There was an interesting fact that surfaced right after the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The little Chinese 9 year old girl, Lin Miaoke that sang the Chinese patriotic song for the ceremonies really did not sing the song! She was lip-syncing to the voice of another 7 year old Chinese girl, Yang Peiyi. Now, some of us might be thinking that gone are the days of Milli Vanilli. But this Olympic story...

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Hanging Out with the Boys

Today Christina spent some personal time with Karissa, while I took the boys out. As the kids are getting older, I am seeing the importance of having the girls’ day out and the boys’ day out. It allows the children to observe and learn various manhood and womanhood principles from the parents. In the future, I know that it is going to be even more important that I take Karissa and spend some one-on-one time....

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Covenant BBQ

It was great hanging out with some of the married couples in our church yesterday. Dr. Peter and Dr. Clara opened up their new home to all the Covenant groups in our church. Throughout this summer we have broken up into smaller group (3-4 couples) so that deeper relationships can be built. But yesterday was the first time this summer that we all came together. Even though, we were from different small groups, it was...

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AMI Pastors’ Summit Update 2

In the afternoon session, we had the opportunity to hear about what God is doing in all of our missionary post around the world. The testimonies were powerful. There were stories of divine connections and appointments, Chinese nationals coming to Christ, business opportunities for missions work, and etc. It was a fresh reminder that God is constantly at work and He is doing things beyond our own understanding. These are exciting times! Afterwards, we all...

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AMI Pastors’ Summit Update 1

After getting on another flight, I finally made it to the conference. It was good reconnecting with all the pastors in AMI. I ended up walking into an afternoon prayer time and the Holy Spirit was there, as people were crying out to God. We ended up fasting – from dinner until the morning. I was just reminded how awesome it is to have people who have a spirituality which really practices the spiritual disciplines...

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A Rookie Mistake

I don’t know how long I have been traveling, but after awhile we begin to do things mindlessly. This morning, I ended up missing my flight to L.A. Since I was told that my flight was at 8AM and that I was going to be picked up at 6AM, I just assumed that everything was all set. I usually have reminders and things to double check. But this time around I was not thinking. So...

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Austin Visit Update 2

I met up with the team for lunch yesterday afternoon. Some of them had to work therefore they were not able to make it out, but it was a great lunch by the riverside with the rest of the team. It was a unique seafood Tex-Mex menu which was awesome. Now, I see how people in Texas can really gain weight if they are not careful because everything is BIG in Texas – from the...

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Austin Visit Update

It was good seeing the whole team last night. We ended up going to a real Texan BBQ. It was incredible because they cook all the meat right in an open pit. As we were sharing in a meal, we had an opportunity to catch up. We praise God because most of the members have gotten a job and are working to help support themselves. Also, it was encouraging to hear some of the testimonies...

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Heading Out to Austin

I am at the airport (again). Today, I will be heading down to Austin to spend some time with the Austin church plant team. As they are getting ready to launch their first inaugural Sunday Celebration at the end of this month, I wanted to go and encourage them and pray with them. This is part of the apostolic calling that God has placed on my life. I have heard that it is in the...

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Blueberry Picking

This morning the family and I went to a blueberry farm. We have always enjoyed picking fresh fruit and then using them to make different dishes. Since one of the kids’ favorite fruit is blueberries, they like it in their pancakes and muffins. As we were picking the blueberries there was a teaching moment with Karissa. She noticed that all the good blueberries were located deep in the blueberry bush. Karissa asked, “Daddy, why are...

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I Need You Now

Smokie Norful is one of my favorite Gospel singers. There are Gospel singers and then there are “Gospel singers.” He doesn’t just sing a song, but many times Smokie uses the piano and his voice to prophetically communicate God’s promises and truth. This morning as I was praying and getting ready for our Sunday Celebration, I was ministered to by his song, “I Need You Now.” Smokie said that this song was birthed out of...

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Ice Cream with Family

The family and I went to our favorite ice cream store yesterday and just hung out. The Oberweis ice cream chain finally came to Michigan. This was one of our Top 10 highlights of 2008 – yes, we really love this ice cream. Sometimes life if made up simple things. Small investments with ice cream and time go a long way in strengthening the bonds as a family.

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Getting Back to Work

It is always hard to step back into the rhythm of things after a long trip halfway across the world. But coming home to a family that has missed you and with various things pressing for your immediate attention causes you to get focused. Yesterday, I spent some time with the family. We all had the opportunity to update each other on what was happening in our lives. This is a habit that I want...

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