Dear DCMi Family, Spring 2009
From David: I hope all of you are doing well and enjoying a beautiful spring. I wanted to let you know about what DCMi will be doing in the coming months.
In June I will be ministering in Rwanda (June 7-16) and Ukraine (June 21-27). Thankfully, Kay will join me for the ministry in Rwanda. You probably heard about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Within 3 months almost one million Rwandans were killed and two million fled to neighboring countries. Fifteen years later, Rwanda is still being healed and restored. To overcome the shadow of death by the power of the gospel, the churches of Rwanda invited the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association for a citywide gospel campaign called Hope Festival scheduled in July (http://www.palau.org).
Preparation for the festival has been underway for a year. My ministry is to train church leaders and lay people for evangelism and follow-up. The vision of the Next Generation Association evangelists as we tackle these training events is to turn every Christian in Kigali into a mighty evangelist and disciple-maker. While in Kigali, I am also planning to visit with our missionaries to seek ways DCMi can help develop the church leaders of Rwanda in the future. I will also preach at a church in Kigali on June 14. Please pray for the leading and anointing of the Holy Spirit throughout my ministry in Rwanda.
I encourage you to rent “Hotel Rwanda” and watch it with your family. This movie is based on the real story of a Rwandan man who risked his life desperately trying as many people as possible during the genocide. This movie will set your soul on fire.
After Rwanda, I will head to Ukraine to teach Old Testament to a group of pastors. Though the class is titled, “Introduction to the Prophets”, the purpose of the class is quite different from teaching a class at a seminary in the United States. Apart from teaching the Bible and theology, my real agenda is to encourage the pastors of Ukraine and help them experience the power of God’s word. These pastors do not usually have the luxury of serving full-time as pastors. They are heavy-laden with full-time jobs to support their families and full-time ministries. My prayer is that God will use my teaching to restore their vision and commitment and to give them a fresh deposit of the joy of the Lord.
On June 21, I have the privilege of preaching at Dr. Vladimir’s church in Kiev. A prominent Baptist leader, Dr. Vladimir served as President of the former Soviet Baptist Union and Ukraine Baptist Union after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Please pray that the Lord will work through me to touch the spiritual leaders of Ukraine through this ministry.
Apart from these international outreaches, my May calendar is filled with various activities of teaching at Faith Evangelical Seminary and preaching at different local churches in the Puget Sound area. Please pray that I will deliberately take time to wait before the Lord for his guidance and provision. You can read more about DCMi’s spring schedule at http://www.david-chung.net.
From Kay: My spirits are always lifted when the flowers start to bloom and the sun comes out! (See our tulips on the left that David brought from Amsterdam.) Even after 4 years in the Pacific Northwest, the seemingly endless gray days take their toll on me. Living here gives me an opportunity to walk by faith not by sight. I must admit, though, that I sometimes lie down and wait for the sun!
I am really looking forward to our trip to Rwanda. I don’t have a specific assignment for this trip, but I have strongly felt the Lord leading me to go. Please pray with me that I would be sensitive to the leading of the Spirit and allow Him to use me to be a blessing to those that I meet in Rwanda.
On the family front, Grace is finishing third grade and will be 9 years old in a few weeks. May 8 was our eighth “Gotcha Day” – I got her on May 8, 2001 in China. I always give her a little gift that I bought in China for her every year on this day. We’re blessed at how she’s growing and maturing. It makes me smile when she talks about God and things she’s learning.
Amy will soon be 12 years old and is graduating from sixth grade this year in her school in the Los Angeles area. We went to visit her recently and enjoyed a trip to the LA Zoo and a local fun park where we rode go carts, bumper boats and played mini golf. We wish we lived closer and could spend time with her more consistently. Please pray that God will continue to draw us closer.
Well, as always, we thank you very much for standing with DCMi through your prayers and financial support. Without your support, there would be no ministry on our part. We love you and we pray for you.
Would you please pray for us specifically in the following areas:
• Ask God to keep us (and especially David) healthy for the grueling schedule he has before him in May and June.
• Pray for Grace as she will be staying home with David’s parents while we are in Rwanda.
• Pray that God will prepare us for the ministries in these two months – spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally.
• Ask God to provide the funding for our summer mission projects (about $10,000.)
Thank you again for standing with us. We always love to hear from you. With our joy,
David and Kay Chung
David Chung Ministries International
P.O. Box 4161
Federal Way, WA 98063