Synodal Senior Daniel Ženatý visits the Presbyterian Church in South Korea

btySynodal Senior Daniel Ženatý made a long-planned visit to the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK) at the end of October. The Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren has had very friendly contacts with this church. Korean Christians meet regularly in Prague, in our churches in Kobylisy and in Střešovice.

In Korea, the Synodal Senior attended interviews with church leaders and with teachers from the theology seminariesin Seoul and Gwangju. He met a representative of the Korean mission, which operates in 127 countries, and also visited a newly formed parish near Seoul. He preached in two churches in Seoul and at the Gwangju University. At both seminaries he lectured on “ECCB from non-freedom to freedom, the transition from totalitarianism to freedom”.

1.IMG-20191021-WA0007The Synodal Senior heard from Christians in South Korea how deeply they care about the situation in North Korea and pray for this country to become free and for some form of unification.

The Koreans are interested in the experience of our Church, which went through a period of two totalitarianisms in the last century. Our experience helps them understand what life in the absence of freedom means. They are also watching how we manage the transition to full financial independence at a time when there has been a certain decline after years of rising numbers of members.

1.IMG-20191021-WA0003It is essential, as the Synodal Senior emphasises, that we are aware of each other on our planet and that we pray for the freedom of those who do not have it.

Daniela Ženatá