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Prayer plan sees South Korean intercessors head for UK in September

One thousand South Korean believers are due to visit the UK in September as part of a major prayer initiative ...

The National Day of Prayer and Worship in partnership with the Korean Word Prayer School are launching a new prayer mission this September which will see 1,000 South Korean Christians come to the UK.

The visit this September builds on a similar but smaller mission which took place in 2013. Last year saw 300 prayer intercessors visit 11 church communities across the British Isles.

The aim of the visit is for the Church in South Korea to repay and thank the British people for bringing the Gospel to their country. There will also be a prophetic call from the South Korean Church for this nation to keep 'faithful' to its Christian heritage.

It is hoped that the 1,000 South Korean Christians will be sharing in the worshipping life of 40 different communities in early September, before gathering in Central London for two significant prayer gatherings to conclude the visit.

Christians from England, Scotland, Wales, NI and Ireland are encouraged to open their doors to invite the South Korean Christians to their churches, networks and denominations.

Plans for the visit are still being finalised but the call is now on to start the invitation and recruitment process.

Announcing the news today, Dr Jonathan Oloyede, Convenor of the National Day of Prayer and Worship said:

"The National Day of Prayer and Worship is privileged to be able to support the ministry of the Korean World Prayer School to bring 1,000 South Korean's Christians to this country. I believe there is a call on the Church in the British Isles to warmly respond in welcome to the obedient call of the Christians of South Korean to come here as they thank these Isles for sharing the Gospel in times past.

"Although the details are still being worked out, I would urge every Christian community, network or church to prayerfully consider how they might be able to participate in this initiative. I believe we need to make this a united and cross denominational initiative so that the South Korean's Christians see the best of the Church in these isles.

"I look forward to praying with the 1000 South Korean Christians in September as we unite as a Church across the country divide. There is only one Church, whatever tribe we belong to and we need to not be ashamed to proclaim that radical Gospel truth!"

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