Washington-Spencerville Korean Young People Teach English Overseas

By Beth Michaels

Eleven college-aged members and two adults from Chesapeake Conference’s Washington-Spencerville Korean church in Spencerville, Md., recently traveled to their native land to help an Adventist academy teach English and witness to area young people. The host school, Hahnkook Sahm Yook Middle School in Seoul, raised the $15,000 required to bring the Columbia Union members to their side of the world.

The Korean middle school students raised about $15,000 to bring the group from Maryland, preparing for their arrival by advertising and visiting area schools about the language camp. While there, the Marylanders not only taught English to fifth- through seventh-grade students, they taught God’s Word, reports Washington-Spencerville senior pastor Doo Pyo Hong.

“Through this event, we gave the attendees a good impression about the Adventist academy, as well as Christian education,” says Pastor Hong. “We also helped our young missionaries gain confidence in international mission trips.”