Choi HoYoung, NSD PCM Coordinator
The 5th Public Campus Ministries (PCM) Missionary Training was held on Jan. 11-15, 2023, at the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD) Mission Leadership Training Center in Jeju, Korea. Under the motto of PCM, which is “Follow Jesus, Embrace His Mission, Change the World,” six young missionaries received basic training, which helps the missionaries to understand the culture of the mission fields they will enter, the identities of the Adventist Church, the Adventist Youth Ministries, the history, the manual of PCM, and other topics.
During the opening and closing worships, NSD President Kim YoHan gave encouraging messages to the missionaries, instilling a spirit of mission. Pastor Lee JinHyeon, who is a former PCM coordinator and now Children’s Ministries director of Middlewest Korean Conference, was the main speaker. His lectures included practical lessons on Bible study methods, meditating on God’s word, writing prayer journals and practical demonstrations to help missionaries shape a spiritual life in the mission field. Additionally, Pioneer Mission Movement pastors who have been working with PCM missionaries in their churches and senior PCM missionaries vividly shared their experiences in the mission field through an online meeting.
All six missionaries will be dispatched to Taiwan in Feb. 2023, to serve for one year in their assigned non-Adventist universities with the goal of sharing the love of Jesus with young Taiwanese who do not know Him.