|Dr. George O. Wood and Sol Arledge with the delegation from South Korea|
A delegation of four Korean Assemblies of God leaders traveled to the United States last week with just one purpose in mind: to meet with the U.S. Assemblies of God Executive Leadership Team and visit the USA AG national offices.
AG General Superintendent George O. Wood explains that he was recently a guest of Korea Assemblies of God, speaking at their general council in South Korea. “My experience in Korea was nothing short of incredible,” Wood states. “Leaders and laypeople alike were so welcoming and friendly and on fire for God — I was deeply impressed.”
The Korean delegates included, Dr. Yong Mok Cho, general superintendent of the Korea AG and senior pastor of Grace and Truth Church (300,000 members) in Kyanggi-do, Korea; Jongdal Lim, former general superintendent of the Korea Assemblies of God; Inchan Kim, a newly appointed general superintendent; and Dr. Peter Kim, dean of the Korea Assemblies of God Seminary. In addition, Wan Ki Choi, district superintendent of the U.S. Second Korean District Council was present, serving as host and interpreter.
The AG World Missions Executive Committee hosted the
Korean delegation for dinner on Wednesday night and again for lunch on
Thursday. They gave each member of the delegation a leather bound copy
of the Fire
Dr. Wood and U.S. Assemblies of God CEO Sol Arledge led the delegation on a personal tour of the national office buildings, including stops through U.S. Missions, World Missions, the executive offices, the pressroom, the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center Museum and other areas of interest.
“It was our great honor to host our esteemed colleagues from Korea,” Wood says. “What they are accomplishing for Christ in Korea is phenomenal.”
In an earlier letter to Dr. Wood, Dr. Cho expressed his respect and gratitude for Wood, sharing that he had Wood’s general council sermon, in its entirety, reprinted in the newspaper the denomination publishes. “The readers of this newspaper are not only members of the general council of our denomination,” Cho stated, “but also include a wide spectrum of readers.”
“We can learn a lot from our brothers and sisters in Korea,” Wood says. “I have the deepest respect and admiration for them.”
AG News, Dan Van Veen
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