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[Interview] Rev. Douglas Small, President, American Prayer Meeting

"Pastor Nam Soo Choi's prayer mission has awakened America" Pastor In Bon Ku/CEO·Publisherl승인2024.04.02l수정2024.04.05 15:51

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▲ Interview: Rev. Douglas Small (President of the American Prayer Meeting), Rev. In Bon Ku (President/Publisher of The Hapdong Korea Herald), from left.

▲ Pastor Nam Soo Choi of Kwangmyung Church led a 410-member Kwangmyung Church prayer mission team to the United States for two trips in 2022 and 2023. This ministry is held annually. What were your feelings and thoughts when you heard about the Kwangmyung Church Prayer Mission Team coming to the United States?
 

▲ Pastor Aaron Park, Pastor Douglas Small, Pastor Nam Soo Choi, and Pastor In Bon Ku (from left to right)

= The idea of a prayer mission team from Kwangmyung Church in South Korea coming to the United States to pray for and bless America was unheard of. It gives us hope. And the fact that they came on the jubilee of the 49th anniversary of the exact date of the Billy Graham rally seven times seven years ago seemed like a special sign. No one knew about it, no one planned it, and when the Billy Graham people heard about it, they wanted to be a part of it because it was obvious that it was a favor done without anything in return (bread on the water).
 

▲ Pastor Aaron Park, Pastor Douglas Small, Pastor In Bon Ku, and Pastor Nam Soo Choi (from left to right)

In a sense, it was like the descendants of the 70,000 people who were saved in that Billy Graham rally were coming back, and so we felt that there was something bigger than the usual here. We felt that God wanted to touch both Korea and America in a special way, and so I was overwhelmed by this, and people were telling us last year and this year that the Korean team was coming to cry out in tears for us, and they were saying it was unbelievable that God would do this for us, and so the gift that Korea is giving to America right now is just unbelievable, and then after that first year came the Asbury Revival.
 

▲ Pastor Aaron Park, Pastor Douglas Small, and Pastor In Bon Ku (from left to right)

▲ What are the changes that have occurred in the U.S. since Pastor Nam Soo Choi's prayer rally and what are the prospects for the future?

= There was a prophetic word that something would be planted seven months after Pastor Nam Soo Choi's prayer team came. That's when the Asbury revival happened, and then another revival across the country. We're not fully awakened, but the sparks of revival are happening, and they've been happening since the Koreans first came, and we believe that at some point this will erupt into a full spiritual awakening in this country. And it was the Koreans, by the grace of God, who caused it.
 

▲ Elder Joo Sung Kim, Elder Juin Song, Elder Sang Woo Kim (front row, L-R) Elder Hee Seung Lee, Elder Byung Kook Kim, Elder Joseph Choi, Elder Moo Man Moon, Elder Kyung Man Hyun, Elder Gun Sun Park, Pastor Nam Soo Choi, Pastor Douglas Small, Elder Jong Duk Lee, Elder Sang Yong Lee, Elder Cheon Kyu Park (back row, L-R)

▲ What role and ministry do you want the Korean church to play in the American church?

= We want to make a plea to South Korea, a country known around the world for its prayer. When everyone thinks of the Korean church, they think of a praying church. The church that prays all over the world is the Korean church, so we ask you to pray for us. We are in trouble. We know that God is in charge, but most of the world is going down an unrighteous and unholy path, as much as America is polluting the world with drugs and evil movies and so on. And there is still a strong evil remnant in America.
 

▲ Pastor Nam Soo Choi and Pastor Douglas Small (from left to right)

▲ What do you think are the international relations implications of America's spiritual awakening and evangelization?

= If America is destroyed, who will defend Korea, who will defend Israel? Who will stand against Russia or China or any other country? So we need God to send a mighty revival to America, not only for America, but for the whole world. There are 521 languages spoken in America. There are 100 million first and second generation immigrants, and 2.7 million Koreans. There are 21 million unreached people groups in America, people who have never heard the gospel, and they are living in America, passing under our roofs and under the steeples of our buildings.
 

▲ Rev. Aaron Park, Rev. Douglas Small, and Nam Soo Choi (front row, from left, center)

If there is a revival in America, there will be a spiritual explosion around the world like we've never seen before, and that's why it's so important to pray for America. We don't deserve it. We don't deserve it, but America is the most strategic country in the world right now, and I hope that we can open our eyes to the possibility of seeing a global spiritual awakening.
 

▲ Spiritual Rally Inviting Spiritual Master Douglas Small at Kwangmyung Church, December 3, 2023

◆ Editor's Note = After graduating from Chongshin University and Chongshin Theological Seminary, Pastor Nam Soo Choi was preparing to study abroad when he received a call from God to plant a church, and he and his wife, Myeongae Kim, planted Kwangmyeong Church, which has grown into a large church and is currently experiencing revival. Recently, they are preparing to build a children's church and a world prayer mission center in Yangju, Gyeonggi-do to support the next generation and efficient prayer mission. In particular, Pastor Nam Soo Choi has been focusing on national evangelization and evangelizing the nations of the world through his ministry with lots of pray since the beginning.
 

▲ Mrs. Myoungae Kim, Pastor Douglas Small, and Pastor Aaron Park (front row, from left)

In 2009, Pastor Choi founded World Prayer Mision, which focuses on prayer missions with the World Prayer School. He also founded B.F.World, a non-governmental, non-profit international NGO organization registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Korea, to carry out various overseas projects such as education support, child protection, healthcare, community development, emergency relief, and overseas service, focusing on areas where ethnic minorities who are marginalized by the government are concentrated, as well as domestic projects to fulfill community responsibilities.
 

▲ Pastor Nam Soo Choi (President of World Prayer Mission & World Prayer School, former General Chairman of 'Praise Again', Kwangmyung Church)
▲ Spiritual Rally Inviting Spiritual Master Douglas Small at Kwangmyung Church, December 3, 2023: Interpreter Rev. Aaron Park, Preacher Rev. Douglas Small (from left)
▲ Spiritual Rally Inviting Spiritual Master Douglas Small at Kwangmyung Church, December 3, 2023
▲ Spiritual Rally Inviting Spiritual Master Douglas Small at Kwangmyung Church, December 3, 2023
▲ Spiritual Master Douglas Small at Kwangmyung Church on December 3, 2023
▲ The Rev. Nam Soo Choi and Douglas Small (from left) at the Kwangmyung Church main sanctuary, Dec. 3, 2023
▲ 40-city prayer crusade in the U.S. in 2023
▲ After the live broadcast from the Billy Graham Center, current Billy Graham Center Vice President David Bruce, American Prayer Meeting representative Douglas Small, Pastor Nam Soo Choi, Pastor Shin Hoo Choi, and former Billy Graham Vice President Tom Phillips. (from left)
▲ May 4, 2023, the 2nd America Prayer Mission Headquarters visit to Rev. Douglas Small's office. Mrs. Myungae Kim (fourth from right), Nam Soo Choi (third from right), and Rev. Small (far right)
▲ May 4, 2023, the 2nd America Prayer Mission Headquarters: Pastor Douglas Small and Pastor Choi Nam Soo Choi in Small's office. (from left)
▲ Pastor Nam Soo Choi (President, World Prayer Mission & World Prayer School), Pastor Douglas Small (President, American Prayer Meeting), from left.
▲ Rev. Douglas Small
▲ Pastor Nam Soo Choi (right) leads a prayer rally at the Billy Graham Center in the United States.
▲ Pastor Nam Soo Choi (center) and Mrs. Myungae Kim (second from right) lead a prayer rally at the Billy Graham Center in the United States.
▲ 2023 40-City America Prayer Mission May 8, at First Baptist Charlotte Church in the Alliance Rally: (From left) Shin Hoo Choi, interpreter, and Nam Soo Choi, rally leader.
▲ 2023 40-City America Prayer Mission May 8, 2-3 p.m., Billy Graham Center Ministries, USA
▲ May 7, 2023, the 2nd American Prayer Mission Headquarters Ministry-Sunset Avenue Church Sunday Service: Interpreter Shin Hoo Choi, Kwangmyung Church, Pastor Nam Soo Choi, sermon (from left)
▲ May 7, 2023, the 2nd American Prayer Mission Headquarters Ministry-Sunset Avenue Church Sunday Service: Interpreter Shin Hoo Choi, Kwangmyung Church, Pastor Nam Soo Choi, sermon (from left)
▲ Mrs. Myungae Kim, Pastor Nam Soo Choi, and In Bon Ku (from left)
▲ Interview: Pastor Choi Nam Soo, Kwangmyung Church, and Pastor In Bon Ku, CEO/Publisher of The Hapdong Herald (from left)
▲ Vision Center, Kwangmyung Church
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