Founder’s Biography: Jung Myung Seok

Founder’s Biography - Youth

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Determination to love as the Lord's bride

From the age of fifteen, Pastor Jung began to pray in the mountains. He would help his parents farm during the day, and at night, he would go to the abandoned mining pit of Daedun Mountain to study the Bible and to pray. One time, he was reflecting deeply upon Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Just as he was pondering over this Scripture, the Lord appeared before him and said, “If you want to resolve the problems in life, then learn from Me.” From then on, Pastor Jung concentrated even more on prayer, and began to learn everything about the Bible bit by bit from the Lord. Regardless of what barren environment he was in, he would always call on the Lord, and empty out his mind in order to yield to the Lord’s Word. With all his heart, will and life, he loved the Lord to the extreme - just like a bride would love her bridegroom.