BRAZIL – We know that the whole world has come to the United States — people from all over the world.
Our six Southern Baptist seminaries are training many of these to prepare for ministry. We support all six seminaries and the approximately 18,000 total students who attend them through our church’s Cooperative Program giving.
Today we want to pray for one of those international students. His name is Sung Chung and he is a very international student. He was born in South Korea but grew up in Paraguay and Brazil in South America.
Sung grew up in a Christian family and feels God has called him to be a missionary and reach the nations for Christ. He decided to move to California and attend Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Now, remember that this is the school that used to be called Golden Gate Seminary. It has changed its name to Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, because the school has opened new facilities away from the San Francisco area. Messengers approved the name change at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in St. Louis last year.
Sung has been studying at Gateway and also serving as a pastoral intern at a church in San Mateo. When he completes his studies and a bit more time as intern and youth minister, he will return to Brazil to serve.
Today let’s pray for Sung as he prepares to be a minister and a missionary in Brazil. And let’s rejoice that our church has helped send a well-trained missionary to serve there in South America!