We are staying in Mokpo and just visited Paengmok Dock (near Jindo). This is where the relief effort of the ferry recovery and search and rescue is based. Yesterday, Sunday, Dr. Billy Kim announced that President Corey accompanied by the Chorale will would go visit this place. This announcement was met with opposition, since it is such a tender situation. To have foreigners go into this intense area of grieving family members could be viewed as extremely offensive.
We rode in a bus for three hours with President Corey and were able to have devotion, prayer time, and preparation for the severity of the environment we were about to visit. We went and visited the Christians who were there, either because they are there to support, pray for their loved ones to be found, or mourn their loved one's death. Paul Chang got to translate a prayer from Dr. Barry Corey for those in attendance. The Chorale sang Psalm 23 in Korean, and The King's Men sang a tender arrangement of I'll Fly Away. We then heard a sermon from a local pastor to the family members, and we were able to sing Amazing Grace and the Doxology alongside these dear people. The Holy Spirit was so present in this tent while the rain was falling down. After the Doxology many people came up to us and thanked us for "giving them hope." God is moving in powerful ways!