And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. (Hebrews 12:7,8)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Our God disciplines us through hardships. He is the Sovereign Lord who works for the good of his children. Let us hold on to God's love for us and endure hardship as discipline. Let us trust him in the current pandemic crisis and live by faith as God's children!
We pray that the vaccines and medicines for Covid-19 may be developed quickly and the current pandemic may end soon. We pray that the entire mankind may deeply realize how vulnerable we are despite the advances in science and technology and come to the Sovereign God in humility. We Christians must repent first of our divided hearts and make a decision to serve the Lord only with an undivided heart. We may also deeply acknowledge that we cannot do anything apart from the Lord.
We pray that the current pandemic crisis may turn to an opportunity:
To have a deeper and personal relationship with our Lord Jesus and grow as independent servants of God.
To have an intimate fellowship with our family and worship God together.
To actively connect to friends and coworkers online and offline while keeping social distancing (One beautiful thing God is doing among us nowadays is that He is uniting us as a loving, caring and prayerful community through the current crisis. Praise God!).
To help the needy and lead the lost souls to come to God (Many are using social media to reach out people in the current crisis).
Pray for medical workers (especially those in UBF) who are fighting with coronavirus in the frontline. May God be their ultimate PPE (personal protective equipment)!
[URGENT] S. A*naHernandez (Iztacala, Mexico) tested COVID-19 positive. Her immune system is weak and she developed pneumonia. The virus advanced to the brain and she had numbness in her left hand with involuntary movements of the fingers. Please pray that the virus may stop spreading and her immune system may fight the virus strong so that she may be completely healed.
A Bible student in Montreal UBF, A*mrane's family has recovered. His uncle is out of the hospital but still requires oxygen to help with his breathing. Pray for their full recovery. Amrane has also been doing very well to trust in the Lord for his family members who are in Algeria, while he is here in Montreal. He is deeply thankful for the prayers of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
M. E*lijahPark and his family (M. D*eborah and three children): Please continue to pray for their full recovery. Let us also pray for Poland UBF. Here are their prayer topics: 1) To raise faithful ancestors of faith, S*ebastian and B*artek, and the 2nd gens to be spiritual leaders. 2) To keep Worship service online/offline during Pandemic, full of grace and truth of Jesus Christ. 3) To recover from COVID-19 completely with no complications and stay healthy.
S. J*orge (Mexico) - He became very weak due to various complications (lung muscle damages, weight loss, headaches) and is unable to return to work. Please pray for his complete recovery.
M. P*eter and S*arahKim in Kiev have been almost fully recovered by God’s grace. Thank you for your prayers!
COVID-19 is spreading rapidly again EVERYWHERE in the world. Patients cannot get proper medical treatments in many countries. Please pray for our coworkers who are in very vulnerable situations.
Please keep praying for those who have recovered from Covid-19. Some of them are still suffering with complications: M. M*artin and R*ebekahAhn (Highland Park, New Jersey), M. G*racePark (New Jersey), M. M*aryMin (Chicago), M. J*oshua and B*ethKim (London), S. S*araLuisa (Ecuador), S. S*hunuda (Q Nation), O*scar, H*enry, G*risela, R*ichard (Bolivia), C*ony (Nicaragua), J*ackline (Mexico), M. P*etraHeusel (Triton), S. F*adi (E Nation), S. I*srael (Mexico), M. R*ebekahChoi (Mexico), M. F*rancisYoon’s sons (Kazakhstan), S. A*braham (Kazakhstan), S. R*ebeccaJanna (Kyrgyzstan), S. E*lijahLee (Dongkyo, Korea), E*unhye, T*eresaPark, J*oseph and M*onicaChun (Washington), A*ndresHeo (Paraguay), S. Hannah and her mom (Bolivia), P*eterLee (Princeton), P*hillip and S*arahBrown (Washington), H*annaLee (Indianapolis), S. G*eorginaArmenta (Mexico), M. N*oah (Argentina), S. R*ut (El Savador), S. A*rtyom (Moscow), S. A*lexeyBelykh (Moscow), S. A*nnaDiaz (Chicago), S. B*ahatiKimondo (Chicago), S. B*eatrizManjarrez (Iztacala, Mexico), M. P*eter & S*arahKim (Kiev) and other Coworkers in New York and Cologne.
Pray for the seniors in nursing homes: mothers of M. P*aulineMoon and M. H*elenKim.
Pray for missionaries and shepherds in urgent financial needs. Many coworkers lost their jobs or closed their businesses due to the current pandemic. The HQ has sent out financial supports to them with the donations and relief offerings collected from our community. Please pray that we may continue to have enough funding to support the coworkers in urgent needs. If you want to donate for them, click here: donate.ubf.org.
Pray for our Prayer Relay project. God is blessing this prayer movement and is uniting us to be a loving and praying community worldwide that prays for one another. He is also answering our intercessory prayers and working mightily in our community. We pray for more participants in our prayer relay to accomplish 24 hour prayer. May God encourage more people to participate in this movement and pray for our community!
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20).
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light (1Peter 2:9).
UBF Mission Statement:
University Bible Fellowship (UBF) is an international evangelical church (non-denominational) and network of house churches dedicated to Christ and his kingdom. Our main focus is to study the Bible, grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and live according to his teachings. We especially pray to reach college students and help them grow as his lifelong disciples. Our goal is to obey our Lord’s commands to love one another and to go and make disciples of all nations (Jn 13:34; Mt 28:18-20). We pray that God may continue to call and raise lay missionaries through us and send them to the ends of the earth (Ac 1:8).
May God's kingdom come and His will be done through UBF's Campus Mission and Laymen Movement!
To send out 100,000 missionaries to 233 countries by 2041 (As of 2019, over 1,800 layman missionaries have been sent out to more than 90 countries in order to advance God’s kingdom).
To build up loving and spiritual communities.
To raise up next generation leaders.
For the reignition of UBF Campus Mission movement and spiritual revival.
To raise up next generation leaders.
For the reignition of UBF Campus Mission movement and spiritual revival.
For UBF leadership (General Director: P. MosesYoon and Continental/National Leaders)
P. Moses Yoon chose a key verse for Year 2021 (Colossians 3:16). May God bless him to deliver the Ney Year’s message filled with the Holy Spirit, beginning with Chicago HQ on 11/29 and in 6 Continental Directors’ Conferences to give us new hope and direction for the World Campus Mission during and post COVID19 era.
UBF Online Forum:
The 6th Korean Forum will be held on December 5 with a title, “Restoration of the Spirituality of the Cross.” Please pray for the speakers (S. Samuel H. Lee (Korea), M. J*osephKim (Q nation), and M. AndrewKim (Ethiopia)). May God continue to bless online forum to be edifying and encouraging to many UBF coworkers. Please pray for the Online Forum Task Force (led by Dr. E*zraCho).
The 5th English Forum was held on November 21st with a title, "Self-care for Mission Life: Healthcare and Restoration from Exhaustion”. God used the speakers (Dr. A*ugustineSohn, M. G*raceS.Lee, and S. H*eatherKoch) preciously to provide helpful information to the participants and answer their questions. May God continue to bless this forum to be a platform for communication and learning among our leaders around the world.
The 2nd Spanish Forum was held on November 20th (Friday 7 PM, Mexico time) with a title, “Campus Evangelism and Discipleship Strategy in the Post-Covid 19 Era”. Over 200 people atended the fórum from Latin America. May God continue to bless this forum to be a platform of education and communication for Spanish-speaking cowokers!
UBF Online Support Team (led by Dr. J*osephCho) provides hands-on coaching to our coworkers upon requests. They are also developing new YouTube channels to advertise our ministry and provide good online contents to our community. Please pray for the team and their activities.
Vision Camp: Evidence of Biblical Creation lecture series started on November 21 (https://visioncampubf.org/registration). To celebrate the successful completion of the first virtual Vision Camp, they are currently working on a virtual choir with the campers and instructors. They are also discussing about how to continue to help the participants during the off season. Please continue to pray for the Vision Camp activities (led by M. A*brahamLee) and God’s work in the heart and lives of many young people.
Online Ministry (Campus Mission via Social Media, Online Worship Service, Bible study, Conference, etc): May God bless our online ministry so that we may build up a loving community and reach out to students effectively. Please pray for upcoming Christmas worship services.
Offline Ministry: There are still some students on campus. They feel lonely and even depressed going through the current uncertain time. May God give us wisdom to reach out to the lonely students and share the love of God with them!
Continental Directors’ Conferences:
Africa directors’ conference (Dec. 11-12)
Korea staff conference (Dec. 14-16)
Europe coworkers' conference (Dec. 28-29), directors' meeting (Dec. 30)
Asia directors’ conference (Dec. 31 – Jan. 2)
Oceania Summer Bible Conference (Jan. 1-3)
CIS directors’ conference (Jan. 4-6)
North American staff conference (Jan. 7-9)
Middle East (Jan. 10-13)
Latin America directors’ conference (Jan. 14-16)
Korea UBF Staff meeting (every Monday): May God be with the meetings and help Korean staff to be united and work together with passion and wisdom. Please pray for P. Moses Kim’s leadership.
HQ Online Courses: The UBF HQ Online Program is intended to support and equip UBF leaders. Two courses are being offered this Fall: Biblical Doctrine I and Caring for God’s People (Counseling I). We pray that this program may benefit many coworkers. Dr. Augustine Suh and P. Kevin Albright are leading this program.
Emerging Leaders Cohort (ELC) program: Two teams (Charlie and Delta teams) of young emerging leaders are currently going through this long-term program. They usually meet every Saturday online with instructors to learn and discuss about diverse topics and to have fellowship with one another. Please pray for this program to be used preciously to raise many emerging leaders in UBF. Women Emerging Leader’s Cohort program is also under development led by S. L*izHembekides.
European Encounter Fellowship Recap (EEFR) (By Encounter Fellowship Team): This is a follow-up program of European Encounter Conference. Young leaders volunteered to serve several special sessions. Please pray for this program to be used preciously to raise the next generation leaders!
Latin America online education: P. Samuel H. Lee (Former Korea director) gave 2 lectures (11/8, 11/15). M. Esteban Cho (Latin Coordinator) gave a lecture on Biblical Counseling. (11/16). P. Deuk Hyun Kang gave a total of 33 lectures (anthropology 5, soteriology 11, holy spirit 7, and ecclesiology 10 lectures) every Tuesday for over 3 hours for the last 10 months. Around 15 Latin missionaries were greatly reinforced. The last three sessions will be on 11/24, 12/1, and 12/8 about ecclesiology. We thank God for Latin American missionaries’ strong desire to learn and for the servants of God who volunteered to help them with quality lectures.
New Pioneering Ministries:
“Bonn City UBF” ministry: A group of leader started a new UBF chapter (Bonn City UBF) in Bonn, Germany. The members are: S*tephanus & M*ariaPark, J*oachim & E*lkeDietzel, X*enofon & H*eidiGrigoriadis, P*eter & J*osefinePilawa and A*lexanderRipken. Their prayer topics are: 1) To establish a new Jesus centered community of love; 2) World Campus Mission through 1:1 and disciple making; 3) To raise new generations as disciples of Jesus for the World Campus Mission.
Delaware (USA): M. J*oshua and R*uthKim served Washington ministry last 20 years. M. Joshua gave up a manager’s position to take an entry level job in order to pioneer University of Delaware campus. They are praying to go fishing on campus though there are not many students (They already got one 1:1 student by God's grace). Their prayer topics are: Learn Jesus’ heart, Delaware’s fighting Blue Hen spirit, Raise up Jesus’ disciples, and Adjust well to new IT job, Families’ new life.
Bulakan, Philippines: M. A*lkin’s pioneering ministry and business have been going well in the past one year. Dr. W*illiam/S*arahAltober recently visited the Bulakan Center and baptized M. A*lkin's two children. May the Holy Spirit be with M. A*lkin and Bulakan Center.
Leadership Transfer in Boston UBF: New Leadership Team Commission ceremony was held online on October 25. P. A*brahamLincoln served as a leader for 7 years. A new leadership team consists of three members (D*avidLee, P*eterLee, and J*ohnKoo). P. T*eddyHembekides, P. Moses Yoon, and other senior leaders attended to bless the leadership transfer. Please pray for the new leadership team and Boston UBF church.
Leadership Transfer in Hyde Park UBF: P. J*oshuaHong has served Hyde Park UBF ministry for the last 15 years. Dr. “Daniel” J*ohnYoon is taking over the ministry together with young leaders, Nicholas, Vincent, and Paul. The leadership succession service was held online on Sunday, November 15. Please pray for this church, the new leadership, and the second half of P. Joshua’s life as God’s servant.
New Bible center in Kyambogo, Uganda (By Dr. Samuel Yoo): “God blessed us with a beautiful new Bible Center this year. May God use this as a house of prayer for all Africa and the world.”
Venezuela UBF ministries: Pray for political and economic stability. There is a shortage of food, water, gasoline, and electricity in the country (M. J*uanBaek: “Public transportation stopped, gasoline shortage lasts, still, travel permits required. Due to the poor Internet system, we use audio-recorded messages for worship services. Still, S. G*ustavo and leaders continue to serve the Bible study, worship, and discipleship ministry with wisdom and zeal.”) Let’s pray for God's daily provision of food and his words for our coworkers in Venezuela. HQ has been providing supports. Please pray that our coworkers in Venezuela may endure God's discipline by faith and continue to engage in the gospel ministry. We also pray for their health (S. G*ustavo recovered from Covid-19 but he needs treatment and rests for one month in order to recover from complications from a surgery (nose) one year ago. This is a critical point for his total restoration in the lungs. Pray for his full recovery. Please also pray for M. J*uanBaek’s glaucoma, weak lungs and heart, and M. S*usanna's diabetes and stomach pain). Venezuelan chapters: Caracas UBF (S. G*ustavo), Maracaibo (S. H*ugo), Margarita (S. A*lirio), Ocumare (S. S*ocrates), Merida (S. J*aime)
Montreal UBF (By P*hilipWong): "If the Covid situation in Montreal remains the same, Montreal UBF will be having Christmas Worship Service as a hybrid (in-person and online). Our theme is Immanuel God With Us. Since we cannot all celebrate in person, we may remember how the Lord is with us. And that our members may practice Immanuel grace to reach out to those in need during the Christmas time, especially students."
Canada UBF: There will be a Canadian Disciple's Conference (on Dec.31-Jan2. This will be a virtual conference (online).
South Sudan (By S. P*adietDeng): “Last Sunday we had a celebration for the new graduates. Please pray for them to 1) Remain faithful to serve the Lord and feed God’s flock in this difficult situation, 2) Find jobs, although it seems impossible in our eyes but possible with God, and 3) Establish House churches for God’s glory (there was an engagement between E*liaPeter and N*ancyJoseph).”
[URGENT] Pray for Dr. J*ohnDoty's heart transplant (by G*raceDoty): "After a long battle of 8 years to keep this day at bay, it is with my mixed feelings to share with you that my husband, Dr. John Doty was listed on the heart transplant list as status 2. We were admitted last week middle of November, but things happened quickly and now he is moved to status 2 and we are in ICU. This means we won't be able to leave the hospital till he gets a new heart.... We have a long and rough road ahead of us. Being terrified was our honest and true feeling initially. I hold onto Zechariah 8:23. “In those days ten people from all languages and nations will take firm hold of one Jew by the hem of his robe and say, ‘Let us go with you, because we have heard that God is with you.’” At this point, I'd rather not pray for this and that to get better, but we may take firm hold of the Holy One by the hem of his robe and see that God is with us. Please remember us in your prayers and spread the word....I would encourage you to befriend me or search "pray for John's heart" group on Facebook for updates."
Hurricane damages in Honduras and Nicaragua: After hurricane Eta several weeks ago, another hurricane Iota devastated the countries last week even more. Many people are in need of basic supplies. Our coworkers are all safe. HQ sent a special relief offering to these countries via Samaritan’s Pulse and to our missionaries. Please pray for our coworkers (M. D*avidKang in Honduras, M. J*uanKim in Nicaragua), their families and ministries during this difficult time. May God protect and provide them each day as they focus on the ministry of God’s word and prayers!
Pray for M. S*tud&H*annah C. in Lebanon. Many people were killed and injured by the recent explosion in Beirut. Let’s pray for God’s protection and provision for our coworkers. Let’s also pray for the country that God may lead them to the hope in Jesus Christ!
M. J*osue and AnaHam (Guatemala) will go to Antigua City to pioneer a new chapter in December. God blessed M. J*osue as a Korean language professor in Guatemala national university and other places. He had a National TV Korean class (In Spanish) and will have 5 more TV classes.
M. P*hilmar & R*omaldoKabua were sent out to Marshall Islands. They are currently in Hawaii, getting ready to go to Marshall Islands. They will stay there until a door is open for them to go to the MI. Their prayer topics are: 1) to find proper jobs and an apartment, 2) to reveal the love of Christ for many Marshallese people in need, 3) for the health of their family, including baby Rapha.
S. BulsiLee and 2 children (Baebong, Korea) were sent to Vietnam as a missionary to join M. DongKyu Lee (sent in September). Their Prayer topics are: 1) to learn English and Vietnamese, 2) SWS and DB, 3) children to grow healthy as 2nd gen missionaries.
Mother Sarah Barry: She has been recently sick but now recovering well. All of her health check-ups were well done. Please pray that God may give her good health. Her sleep disorder came to normal. She prays to take food well, have a clear mind, do 1:1, and be strong.
New house church: A*brahamPark and S*arah Koh (Chicago) got married on 11/21. May God bless them as a source of the blessing for World Campus mission by seeking God first and submitting to each other in Christ Jesus!
New house church: A*lvin/S*andra (Yabatech, Nigeria) (12/26) (by A*brahamOmotunde): They were growing leaders since their undergraduate years. They continued to serve the campus mission after graduation. May God bless them as Abraham and Sarah of Nigeria and Africa.
Sick coworkers and children:
H*annahKoh (Hansung), H*annahByeon (Kwanak 3), J*oshuaJin (Kwanak3), T*ae-wooKim (Yeon-hee), S*arangKim (Korea), J*uyongKim (Mongolia), Y*esungKim (Jong Ro), D*anielKim (Campina, Brazil), M*eiKim (Chicago), P*aulKim (NY), G*raceKim (Karawachi, Indonesia), E*ugenia (Peru), T*heresaNam (Gongrung, Korea), J*uanaPark (Colombia), K*yunghwaPark (Anam), P*aulineLipsey (Washington), J*ohnDoty (Lexington, KY), H*annahCho (Busan, Korea), P*hillipBrown (Washington)
M. P*aulineLipsey from Washington UBF: She had a surgery last month for the next cancer treatment. May God give her strength to fight the cancer every day. Please pray for God’s miraculous healing and her recovery. Pray also for her family (S. D*onLipsey and children).
M. G*raceKim from Karawaci UBF, Indonesia (By M. J*oshuaKim): The MRI result came out and the doctor said that the size of the tumor has been decreased significantly through the surgery. However, he was not sure why the movement of hands and feet has not been recovered. M. Grace receives the rehabilitation treatment for 4 hours every day. Staying in the hospital for a long time can be very stressful. Please pray for her to overcome the stress by faith. May God have mercy on her and give her full recovery so that she can serve again in Indonesia as a missionary.
M. A*nnaHuh (Paraguay): M. A*ndres wrote, “Her recent MRI showed the cause of her pancreatitis. The duct between the vesicle tube and the pancreatic tube remained finer (2.5mm) than normal, causing the self-digestion of the pancreatic tissue giving terrible pain. Please pray for good treatment and complete recovery. We praise God for leading our first son, Andrés Jr. to repent and return to carry his crosses as a disciple of Jesus. We now started a family meeting to pray unanimously 3 times a week. I am praying that I can grow and serve my weak wife.”
D*anielKim (9) (Campinas, Brazil) (By M. A*ndrewKim) “He hasn't made much difference in the last 7 years. He had a Botox treatment last May to reduce his saliva because phlegm accumulated in his throat that bothered his swallowing well. But the situation worsened. He woke up often because of phlegm. We had to get up that made us physically and mentally difficult. Last year, the left hip was dislocated and operated on, and later this year, the right leg is also required operation. Please pray for Daniel, M. Deborah, and me to wisely go through this suffering day by day. I sincerely pray that the glory of God will be revealed through Daniel in any shape according to John 9:3.”
M. J*uanaPark, Colombia (By A*ndresPark): “Due to colon surgery, she had to be careful in her diet at her work. But by God’s grace, she could work at home during the current Pandemic and she could eat well. Concerning our ministry, although we could not meet in person, God has been blessing our online Bible studies (over 10 one to one Bible studies). Some who live very far could join online SWS too. Please pray for Juana to be able to go to Korea in January for the regular checkup of her colon.”
S. T*heresaNam (Gongrung, Korea) (By S. D*avidNam): S. Theresa is doing well without any complications from the brain-tumor-surgery, one year ago. Through sickness, she learned to thank God and rejoice in the Lord. Due to Corona 19, she gained some weight while resting at home. Last week, she resumed a one-on-one Bible study with a student. Thank you for all your prayers!
M. Mary Bahn (COD, USA) will have a breast cancer surgery (Stage 1) on Nov. 23. Please pray for a successful surgery and the following treatments (radiation and hormone therapies). May God heal her completely!
S. M*eiKim (NEIU, Chicago) (by Peter Kim): “Praise and thank God for healing her breast cancer through the prayers of all prayer warriors of the world! Now she became stronger than before and began to join NEIU online meetings these days. She even blessed a wedding as a prayer servant. It is only by God's grace and all your prayers. Praise God!”
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Support Our Missionaries
Many coworkers lost their jobs or closed their businesses due to the current pandemic. The HQ has sent out financial supports to them with the donations and relief offerings collected from our community. Those who have received our support are very grateful to your prayers and support. Please pray that we may continue to have enough funding to support the coworkers in urgent needs.
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This year’s Christmas offerings will be used to support suffering coworkers worldwide.