Dec. 4, Yejoen Baptist Church, Asan, Korea

Posted on December 05, 2016 by Bob Sorge

Sunday 2:30 pm: Greetings from the KTX Train, it’s Korea’s high-speed electric train system. At one point we were doing 270 KPH, maybe it goes even faster. And sooo smooth. And the seats are very comfortable. This is so superior to a bus. We will get to the airport in something like 90-100 minutes. And the train is amazingly long, I didn’t count how many cars, but a very long passenger train. So efficient, so smart. What’s more, they have wifi!

Today’s service started at 11:30 a.m. We tried to get a sound check prior to the service, but kept hitting into hassles, and it seemed that the sound team was limited both by experience and equipment. So we had to give up on the sound check so service could start. We resumed the sound check when I got up to speak, and by then they must have worked out a couple kinks because it was better. It took us maybe 4-5 minutes at the beginning of the message, and finally we got a sound setting that could work, and we were off. The church was nicely full with around 250 adults. They were difficult to “read,” but I think that many were enjoying and receiving from the message. I had to leave right after the sermon, so I don’t know how many books might have sold (which sometimes helps to give a feel for how strongly they connected with the message). 

It was the first time they’ve had an American preacher in their pulpit (with translator). So that was a fun privilege for me.

Up next: Mexico City on Friday.