1. Late Ghanaian President John Atta Mills Receives Salvation Before Death
Good News Mission members remember that the late Ghanaian President John Atta Mills received salvation after fellowship with Pastor Park, Ock-soo. Ghana’s First Lady had invited Pastor Park to fellowship with President Mills, and only four hours later, the President passed away. All who saw this event glorified God.
2. The Good News Mission Marks 50 Years Spreading the Gospel
This year the Good News Mission observed its 50th birthday. Looking back over the past half-century, the mission has undergone many hardships, yet we have walked only one way to witness the continuing works of the Gospel.
3. African Government Heads Hear the Gospel
From July 23 to August 9, 2012, the World Camp was held in 6 countries—Ghana, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda . Through these camps, the presidents of Uganda and Burundi and the vice presidents of Kenya and Zambia listened to the Gospel and rejoiced with us.
4. 『Who Are You that Is Dragging Me?』Is Published in Numerous Languages
Since its first publication in 2011, “Who Are You that Is Dragging Me?” has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, French, Russian, Cambodian, and Burmese, showing its growing popularity.
5. 2012 IYF World Camps Successful in 34 Nations
This year the World Camp was successfully held in 34 nationsas as it had been for the previous years. Upon seeing young students change through the camp, the government of each country promised their active support and welcomed the annual event.
6. Gracias Choir s Gives Over 100 International Performances
Gracias Choir visited 30 nations and held a record number of performances. Its nine-city tour of North America in October was an awakening of the gospel in “sleeping” America.
7. Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo Meets IYF at Yeosu Expo
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo visited Korea to celebrate the May 28 Paraguayan Day event at the Yeosu Expo. Pastor Park, Ock-soo who became friends with Mr. Fernando through the World Camp, attended this event along with 600 members of the International Youth Fellowship.
8. Lincoln Global School Opens
On March 5 in Kimcheon City, Kyungsang-namdo, Lincoln Global School inaugurated its new middle school curriculum. The school’s appeal to parents lies in its purpose of providing high quality global education and addressing issues that may lead to juvenile delinquency by teaching mind education.
9. Despite Devastating Earthquake, New Hope Blooms in Haiti
Since the Haitian earthquake of January, 2010, the Good News Mission has aided Haiti in diverse ways, such as medical volunteering, World Camp, and English camp. In 2012, a Good News Mission church was built there, planting new hope from the gospel into the hearts of the stricken Haitians.
10. Kenyan Prime Minister Odinga Meets Pastor Park, Ock-soo on Official Visit to Korea
In response to Korean Prime Minister Kim, Hwang-sik’s invitation, Kenyan Prime Minister Odinga visited Korea. During this official visit, Mr. Odinga found time to meet privately with IYF founder Pastor Park, on December 19 and requested IYF’s support in addressing the problems of Kenya’s youth by mind education.