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1st Quarter of 2019

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Hi! I greet you in the good name of the Lord to the co-worker who supports us materially and spiritually for Team Boaz. Every time I write a mission letter, I feel that time is like flowing water. It seems that time is running fast without much done.

“Save the time. The time is “evil” (Ephesians 5:16). The Greek word translated about “time” is “kairos”. In short, qualitative time, it means ‘the opportunity God has given.’ The Greek word “exagorazo” translated about “save” means to buy back things sold to others. The Greek word translated about ‘time’ is ‘Hemerai’, which means the quantitative time of ‘days’ (‘days’), or ‘kronos’, since it is the plural of ‘hamera’ which means ‘day’. And the meaning of ‘evil’ is being under the control of Satan.

In other words, it means that these days, in which we are living, are all under the control of Satan (Chronos) and this time sold to Satan and under its control must be bought back with the precious opportunity (Kairos) God gave. Namely, it means that we should not let our daily lives be under the control of Satan, but live with God in daily life in the right relationship with our neighbours.

Once you have interpreted the words in this way, it is true that you are more discouraged. I have a feeling that it is an impossible realization for me because I know my weakness. But God knows me better than anyone, so He does not make any unreasonable demand. If I just confess my weakness and admit His greatness, He gives me strength to win in me and makes me alive.

 

MINISTRY

The Sumber kasih preschool and the Saptu Ceria afterschool are steadily operated as usual. The greatest reason for these two ministries could be done for more than five years is that all of the volunteer teachers, the core of this ministry, are students who are studying at the local seminary.

When I first settled in Indonesia for business missionary work, I had no idea how to start my ministry. The business was just beginning, so I was unable to start missionary work, but it was the opportunity that an Indonesian missionary who finished doctoral course at Talbot seminary, where I studied, contacted me on Facebook.

One day I visited the place where the missionary was working, and it was a seminary in Indonesia. While I was sharing about how I was called as a business mission, not a general ministry, I realized that one of the seminary students was about to start a kindergarten in the slums for her practical training (it is obligatory for seminary students to practice training for one year after finishing the third grade) and needed supporters.

Although the company was operated in a deficit in the early stage, it was the ministry that Teamboaz was supposed to do, so I decided to support the preschool with faith in God’s preparations. Now, Teamboaz has expanded the support to Saptu Ceria Afterschool project which, every Saturday, about 20 seminarians visit 5 villages and teach children of after school classroom.

If I had to do this alone, I wouldn’t have started even now after five years elapsed. The business, too, would have been postponed by lack of stability. Through this experience, I have realized God, who is ahead of us and planning all things and awaiting a just obedient worker, and that what we should do is not planning a ministry but the obedience to give our life to Him.

Another Team Boaz’s work is of the International Student Council. The 2nd ISF Indonesia Graduation Conference was held on March 23, 2019. The Indonesian branch, created after the ‘1st Graduation Conference’ held in July 2017, has prepared its own event in two years. It was burdensome for the branch to undertake this big event on its own, but it was so much fun and easy to prepare for the event because the graduates who attended the meeting volunteered their role in what they could do.

Even though there were a lot of busy things ahead of college graduation, Sisca was willing to take charge of the event as a host. And Tutti, who was in charge of the game, mastered the rules of all games by seeing the video of the Korean traditional games that I sent to her and grappled with how to make the game fun. Tita, who made the video to introduce ISF Indonesia, cut the time in the midst of busy business, edited a wonderful video.

The list of alumni who are invited to the event, the invitation to be sent by e-mail, and the confirmation of attendance were handled by Mega, the chairman of our ISF meeting. With the help of Laura at Fairmont Hotel, we could arrange the event site at discounted price.

Lieke assisted entirely with translation and interpretation, and Giovanni, who was busy during her master’s course, arrived early on the day of the event and assisted in reception of the invited graduates at the reception desk. The event could be joyfully held by members’ demonstration of their talents and voluntary devotion.

Finally, taking a group photo and leaving after the event. It was a lingering event where the graduating students greeted each other and talked without end after 30 minutes.

 

Prayers

  1. Please pray for qualitative and quantitative growth of Chrombit that wants to become a model of good enterprise that supplies good jobs and to be a path to blessings. It is desired that Indonesian’s quality of life may improve by virtue of the products and services provided by Chrombit. Your prayer is requested for the growth in both quality and volume of the enterprise.
  2. Please pray that our workers will be able to experience Jesus Christ’s love and grace at the job sites. Ministering Gospel by living is more effective than that by words. Your intercessory prayer is, therefore, requested for me to live out as a model of true Christianity.
  3. We have stopped refuge medical service ministry that we served. Pray for other helping hands to open the way for refugees to receive regular care. And we are looking for a new medical mission area. Pray that we will be well connected with grace.
  4. We are in discussions with several vendors to sell PinTech App solutions, developed by mCash and operated for a while. Pray for a final sales contract.
  5. 3D printer manufacturing and distribution and 3D printing services are being prepared for the future income source of ChromBit. We are recruiting good investors and business partners. We will start distribution to Korea, Indonesia and Japan in earnest from the end of October. Pray that the preparation will be well made.
  6. Through Team Boaz’s ministry, I hope that Mcash and Chrombit employees will feel the joy of serving with their skills. And most of all, I want to see them meet the gospel of Jesus Christ in this process.
  7. Please pray that I can take good care of the role of the chief of the Indonesian branch of the International Student Association (ISF), so that I can continue my career in Indonesia, keeping network with graduates representing Korea and do various activity to introduce Korean merits into Indonesia together with them.

 

 

Guidance on Patronage

Team Boaz is a nonprofit organization (NGO). Backed up by your patronage and prayer, we can spread Christ’s love. We look forward to sponsorship from those who sympathize on the effect of our mission.

 

In Korea

In Indonesia

§  Beneficiary: 팀보아즈 (Team Boaz)

§  Bank: 하나은행

§  Account No.: 366-910005-34304

§  Beneficiary: Yayasan Agape Wesley Indonesia

§  Bank: Bank Mandiri

§  Account No.: 120 00 1101771 7

 

From your brother in Jeusu

Isaiah Choongsil Lee

3rd and 4th Quarter of 2018

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Shalom! Team Boaz Co-Workers ~! I greet you in the good name of our Lord Jesus Christ, rich in love and grace. This report inevitably contains 3rd and 4th quarters of 2018. Should you be worried about no news for a while?

As usual, I have day after day passed through various Tests that God allows, and I realize anew that God confirms whether I have solid faith indeed and I practice it in my life.

This (Test) is clearly different from the Trial. While the Trial means that a student is able to cope with the temptation to play outside or to go to sleep fast and then, to study hard and steadily until late at night during the semester, the Test will be the process to get the results of his accumulated capability in endurance through a midterm exam, final exams, entrance examination and so on.

There are many good examples in the Bible. He made a bet with Satan to let Job suffer great disaster and deny God and give up his faith. To Daniel’s three friends, He let them to choose either to bow down to Nebuchadnezzar’s gold statue or to be thrown into the fire. He watched Abraham obey his command to sacrifice his only son Isaac.

It took a long and difficult Trial process for them to pass this Test by faith. Just as a student should be studying uninterruptedly, it is lifetime task for Saints to mature their faith through life. Such a strong faith can never be achieved overnight.

This means that the Trial of God will not cease to the Saints, and that at some stage of faith maturity, the Test will be presented from time to time. In the end, the life of the Saints is a process to overcome well the Trial given by God, and with discernment, to pass the Test and to avoid the Temptation. 

 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1: 2-4)

I’ve been mistaken indeed. When I came to Indonesia for business mission by obeying my calling at the end of the theology, I knew that God’s ultimate plan for me would be fulfilled. In other words, I thought it would be enough to take the charge of my business mission and I should only bear fruit. But it was not that.

Now I realize. I know that the life I am currently living in, is still a Trial process that God allows. I am still much short of ability and weak in the work and therefore, continue to be trained and grow. Because I still have not passed many Tests.

Though I was called to a place where there is no one I can rely on, I have rather relied on humans than God, still living in a way that depends on humanity and solves the problems in human ways and accordingly, no God’s will does accomplish, leaving me to languish.

During the year 2018, He continued to challenge me with the words, ‘The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.’ Now, it seems that I reach the faith to confess at least in the will of this Word. If I truly acknowledge God as my shepherd who made me to His plan and claims my life and death, my life will lack nothing. I wish that next year there will be progress in greater faith.

 

Missionary work

Team Boaz had the sixth medical missionary work in the Afghanistan camp in the Bogor region on August 24. This event was sponsored by Sungbok Church in Jamsil where Pastor Kim Joong-ho, a Talbot Seminary alumnus and a director of Team Boaz Foundation is ministering.

We did not have medical ministry in the fourth quarter. This is because missionary Choi Young-mi (tentmaker missionary), a key member of Team Boaz’s medical mission, has been forced to work for a living, making it impossible for her to work on weekdays.

The refugee residence area where we have been practicing medical care is the mountain area where the safari (zoo) is located. On weekends, however, the road to the refugee residence area becomes one way. In the morning it is only allowed to go up and late in the afternoon to go down. So, on weekends it is impossible to work in this area.

It is too bad, but under such a condition the medical ministry has been paused for a while from the fourth quarter and we are praying for another ministry that God allows. Even if our refugee medical ministry is tentatively suspended, please pray for other helping hand so that they will continue to be treated without alienation.

Even in the third and fourth quarters, the afterschool (Saptu Ceria) and the preschool (Sumber Kasih) are progressing well in God’s Grace. Although our support is not big enough at this moment, I would like to silently take the ministry with the hope that the Indonesian children whom Teamboaz supports will someday become a political leader who breaks down corruption in Indonesia and grow into an economic leader to overcome the disparity between the rich and the poor.

Last Sharing is the ISF (International Student Association) ministry. In the third and fourth quarters, we regularly gathered monthly to learn how to cook Korean food and shared their lives with each other. The recipe of the Korean food we made together was so delicious that the members were very happy with eat.

Prayer Title

  1. Please pray for the qualitative and quantitative growth of Chrombit. We want to be a good company model for good jobs, and we want Chrombit to be a path of blessing. Through the services provided by Chrombit, we want to improve the quality of life in Indonesia.
  2. Pray for employees to experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ in their work lives. The gospel, that preaches by living, not by the word to say, is the most effective tool of preaching the gospel, so please give your intercessory prayer for me to live on the example of faith.
  3. We have stopped refuge medical service ministry. Pray for other helping hands to open the way for refugees to receive regular care. And we are looking for a new medical mission area. Pray that we will be well connected with grace.
  4. We are in discussions with several vendors to sell FinTech App solutions, which mCash developed and operated for a while. Pray for a final sales contract to be made.
  5. Pray for the growth of Chrombit’s future enterprise, 3D printer manufacturing and distribution, and 3D printing services. We are recruiting good investors and business partners.
  6. Through Team Boaz’s ministry, I hope Chrombit employees will feel the joy of serving with their skills. And most of all, I want to see them to meet the gospel of Jesus Christ in this process.
  7. Pray that, being an Indonesian branch president of the International Student Association (ISF), I have a variety of activities that will help me build my career in Indonesia and continue networking with those graduates to represent Korea for publicizing Korean merit in Indonesia.

 

Guidance on Patronage

Team Boaz is a nonprofit organization (NGO). Backed up by your patronage and prayer, we can spread Christ’s love. We look forward to sponsorship from those who sympathize on the effect of our mission.

In Korea

In Indonesia

§  Beneficiary: 팀보아즈 (Team Boaz)

§  Bank: 하나은행

§  Account No.: 366-910005-34304

§  Beneficiary: Yayasan Agape Wesley Indonesia

§  Bank: Bank Mandiri

§  Account No.: 120 00 1101771 7

 

From your brother in Jesus

Isaiah Lee Choongsil

1st Quarter of 2018

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Greetings in the name of our gracious Lord to all TeamBoaz’ supporters always in prayers with donation!

Every TeamBoaz’ project is for helping poor neighbours – that is, operation of kindergarten and after school class for children in poor villages, lacking the opportunity to get quality education : teaching IT to local seminary students who will be the church leaders in future : medical ervice to refugees staying in Indonesia without any promise until their second nationality is settled.

While confronting these people under TeamBoaz’ support, situated in diverse positions, an inspiration strikes me. “How come I am in a position to help them and they are in a position to be helped?” “If I were born in a poor village outside of Jakarta like them, or if I were born of an ethnic minority in Afghanistan, or if I were born in Korean peninsula under Japanese colonial rule in 1900s or I were a child of a POW in the North Korea in 1960s?” “Was it indeed possible that I would have been the present self in any situations?

The answer was, of course, “No.” I could also have suffered in dire poverty, living in other countries as a refugee. I could have lived, with no idea on any dream, in a leaking shanty of a Jakarta slum village. I could have survived in a coal mine village in Aoji, filling the empty stomach with coal ashes, stigmatized as the descendant of a puppet army all my life. 

By the way, I was born by my parents in 1975 in the Republic of Korea and therfore, I could have grown up enloying and learning many things. It can’t be denied that the reason why I am in a position to help someone, lies not in my superiority or good-nature, but on His planned setting.  

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”(Jeremiah 1:5)

That surely sounds right My being myself is entirely made by the grace of Lord and therefore, there is nothing to be proud of. As there is His distinct plan for my being myself, according to the will of Lord who raises me up so as to be of help to difficult neighborhood, I only do my best to deliver His love.

Missionary 

Last Feb 23, TeamBoaz did its third medical service in Bogor district where Afghanistan refugees reside. In particular, the support from Karis (professional enterprise of the snake skin handbag), a Christian enterprise, and our Consulting & Tour made a significant contribution to this event.

When we had the first medical service here in December last year, there was much wary atmosphere in doubt if we approached them for a religious purpose. (evangelism) However, after having watched our continued and persistent endeavor, now they show their changed attitudes, volunteering in our service.

For smooth operation of medical service, young refugees, who can speak English, are taking on interpretation. Their support got even more active than that at the first service. When the service completed and equipments were packed, those who received medical treatments came up to us and sincerely appreciated our concern for them by placing their right hands on their chests. Now it seems that they’ve got to accept our affection without suspicion.

TeamBoaz’ medical mission is carried out together with 3 physicians and 3 dentists associated to Indonesian Christian Doctors Association. We have a brief time to  pray in the name of Christ just before starting medical service and after finishing the ervice. It is only the time to reveal our identity.

TeamBoaz’ educational service also is consistently carried out well. 

Teaching IT to local seminary students is done by TeamBoaz staffs to visit the seminary in the morning every Saturday. It is my wish during prayer that our muslim staffs may encounter Jesus Christ through interchange with seminary students.

Sumbarkasih(Origin of Love) kindergarten started 2nd semester after the winter vacation. About 40 inmates have steady learning. The teacher is the local seminary student on placement. Every year one female seminary student of 3rd grade is arranged to Sumbarkasi kindergarten on placement. Through the cooperation with the local seminary, Sumbarkasi kindergarten could be set up as a model of sustainable missionary work.

Saptu Ceria (pleasant Saturday) after-school class too started 2nd semester. The volunteer teachers of this after-school class are also the local seminary students. Every Saturday they go to 5 poor villages in a Tangurang suburb and teach students of the primary, middle and high school diverse subjects.

The last mission is cooperation with ISF. That is to have meetings for relationship and mentoring once every month with Indonesian students, who have studied in Korea. In case of the third world students having studied/studying in Korea, they tend to have bad impression about Korea and in the hope to be an opportunity to ease such discomfort, the meeting is continued. On the last Lunar New Year we played Yutnory game(typical Korean folk game) at my house. They said that they have never played such a game before. Upon hearing such conversation, I could once again find out that Korean management program for oversease students is coarse.

Praying

  1. Please pray for qualitative and quantitative growth of Chrombit that wants to be a model of good enterprise, that supplies good jobs, and to be a path to blessings. It is desired that Indonesian’s quality of life may improve by virtue of the products and services provided by Chrombit. Your prayer is requested for the growth in both quality and volume of the enterprise.
  2. Please pray that our workers will be able to experience Jesus Christ’s love and grace at the job sites. Ministering Gospel by living out is more effective than that by words. Your intercessory prayer is, therefore, requested for me to live out a model of true Christianity.

  3. Please pray for mCash to succeed conversion to a new business model. It is now proceeding development of a new solution to be completed by the end of August ….

  4. It is desired that, through Team Boaz’s service, staffs of mCash and Chrombit can enjoy the pleasure welling up in the services with their skills. First of all, it is earnestly desired that they should encounter Jesus Christ Gospel. Please pray for this.

  5. Please pray for me, in charge of the branch manager of ISF (International Students Forum) in Indonesia, to fully cope with the role and build my career in Indonesia, and to keep the networking with those graduates, who can speak for Korea, and accordingly, together with them to be able to continue doing variable activity to introduce S. Korea into Indonesia.

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4th Quarter of 2017

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Greetings in the name of our gracious Lord to all TeamBoaz’ supporters always in prayers! In a twinkle, the year 2017 has passed away and now it’s in the middle of February 2018.

Due to various assignments overburdened to this incapable servant, the fourth quarter report of 2017 has been delayed. Nonetheless, He has allowed me respiration and continued to put on me His assignments. Praise be to the Lord for His profound benevolence!

“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” (1Corinthians 1:27)

Even though I am not so competent as others and have no wealth, I could have been doing both the missionary and the business entirely depending on Him, only based on more confidence in God’s living than witnessing his existence, which I have got through my life. To me still weak in faith, every month has been so precious time that lets me experience God, who guided the Israelite with pillars of fire and clouds, and continue to grow my faith.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9)”

From the worldly view-point, TeamBoaz’ mission looks impossible to be executed. However, in the 4th quarter also, TeamBoaz faithfully did, as usual, the kindergarten service, the class service after school, teaching seminary students IT and the medical mission.

BUSINESS

This 4th quarter was the period for Chrombit to reach a little bit more stable stage. It has sustained by obtaining a single new project every month, but entering into 4th quarter, it obtained two long term projects and has come to expect stable income for the time being.

The company, having placed the order of an app developing project with us this time, is owned by a local Christian. We heard that this company had long delayed the project because they could not find the reliable enterprise to assign the project to, and after meeting with Chrombit, they decided to start the project.

The mCash has had lots of twists and turns in the 4th quarter. For the last 8 months of operation, it could have fully tested the stability of the solution and its marketability, but it has been found that there needs enormous marketing cost for it to survive. Based on the past experience, therefore, we are now in preparation for the restart of operation, by developing a new fine business model appropriate for mCash.

MISSIONARY

In this 4th quarter, based on the financial support from Seoungbok Church, our strong supporter, and Karis (professional maker of snakeskin bags), a Christian enterprise, on December 8th TeamBoaz did medical mission work at Bogor district where Afghanistan refuges settle. 

The situation of the Afghanistan refuges in Bogor is much worse than that of others. Indonesian government has permitted group residence only, without supply of areas for the refuge village and therefore, they have to burden high cost of stay. It’s hardly possible for the refugee status to get jobs legally. In general, they bring the money enough to hold out for 2 years. By delay of the information of the Decision of Settlement from UN, almost half of them elapsed 2 years and accordingly, their physical and spiritual stress is said to be far beyond the imagination.   

In addition, their foreigners’ status burdens them much higher prices for medical services than those of the locals and therefore, it’s almost impossible for them to get medical services. TeamBoaz has decided to concentrate its medical mission work to the Afghanistan refuges in Bogor for the time being.

ISF in my charge in Indonesia (mission toward Indonesian students having studied and/or studying in S. Korea) continues. Once every month, we persistently have meetings for friendship by sharing Korean food. It is really thankful that the participants are increasing despite of their busy works.

PRAYER

  1. Please pray for qualitative and quantitative growth of Chrombit that wants to become a model of good enterprise that supplies good jobs and to be a path to blessings. It is desired that Indonesian’s quality of life may improve by virtue of the products and services provided by Chrombit. Your prayer is requested for the growth in both quality and volume of the enterprise.
  2. Please pray that our workers will be able to experience Jesus Christ’s love and grace at the job sites. Ministering Gospel by living is more effective than that by words. Your intercessory prayer is, therefore, requested for me to live out as a model of true Christianity.
  3. Please pray for mCash to succeed conversion of a new business model. Please pray for the development of a model that supplies such a solution that can attract keen interest in the market.
  4. It is desired that, through Team Boaz’s service, staffs of mCash and Chrombit can enjoy the pleasure welling up in the services with their skills. First of all, it is earnestly desired that they should contact Jesus Christ Gospel. Please pray for this.
  5. Please pray for me, in charge of the branch manager of ISF (International Students Forum) in Indonesia, to fully cope with the role and accordingly, to build my career in Indonesia, and to be able to continue doing variable activity to introduce S. Korea in Indonesia by persistent networking with those graduates who can speak for S. Korea.

Guidance on Patronage

Team Boaz is a nonprofit organization (NGO). Backed up by your patronage and prayer, we can spread Christ’s love. We look forward to sponsorship from those who sympathize on the effect of our mission.

In Korea

In Indonesia

§  Beneficiary: 팀보아즈 (Team Boaz)

§  Bank: 하나은행

§  Account No.: 366-910005-34304

§  Beneficiary: Yayasan Agape Wesley Indonesia

§  Bank: Bank Mandiri

§  Account No.: 120 00 1101771 7

 

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이충실 드림

3rd Quarter of 2017

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Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ to TeamBoaz’ supporters!
During the third quarter too, TeamBoaz has done the kindergarten service, after school service, teaching seminary students for IT classes, and the medical missionary work. From human perspective, my business capacity is still too short to support all the works that TeamBoaz burdens. So, it creates fear in actuality. Nevertheless, it’s true that I confront the miracle of Five Breads & Two Fish and God’s living.

It has been two years since my sole business started after separation from the first business partner in Indonesia. The start-up incubating center, which was set up with my first business partner, could not succeed. However, it has made me experience Indonesian markets and set up a personal network during the period of partnership. This period is essential for me to handle the sole business.

In retrospect, it is recognized that every moment has been thoroughly prepared by God and convinced that the future will surely be proceeded in God’s planned schedule. I could get to know that, only when we obey to His scheduled plan, we can experience His living and His interference in actuality. Therefore, my effort in everyday life is to confirm if I am a branch that sticks to the vine, the Lord.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)


BUSINESS

In this quarter Chrombit made better achievement than in the 2nd quarter by having obtained several orders for web-site development projects. One thing to be regretted is that we missed an inquiry for production from a large client taken into our serious consideration. As a still new comer in the market, obtaining orders from well informed clients is helpful for us to raise our brand awareness. There must have been some insufficient parts in our business activity.

Chrombit is now in preparation for developing the market of 3D printing industry in cooperation with a Korean manufacturer of 3D printer. At the advent of small quantity batch production, it’s fortunate to get together with a reliable producer with good technology and in Indonesia the 3D printing industry is still in its infancy. To seize this opportunity for market development we are now under full preparation.

Though it is not as easy as expected for mCash to attract franchises, the number of new merchants is in steady increase and transactions made by mCash continue to increase either. To increase the number of mCash transaction, we are holding such a promotional event as Buy1 Get1. Meanwhile, it’s worried if the increase would continue even after the event stops.

While mobilizing the franchises, I accumulate a lot of the local networks. This is helpful to Chrombit either, since we occasionally encounter such franchises as ask about the web-site production and the design of an ad. Through mCash business, the networks with Chinese Christians are widened in particular.

The meeting with these Chinese Christians has led to smooth sharing of TeamBoaz’s mission. Recently I met a young Chinese businessman, who gave a testimony of redemption from his heroin addiction by God’s healing, and now we are in relationship of faith. In God’s planned guidance like these meetings, the networks for not only business but also missionary partnership are solidly being built up.


MISSIONARY

In this 3rd quarter the volunteers dispatched from Seungbok Church took part in the kindergarten service and the medical mission service.
The medical mission work, having started in the last 2nd quarter, is to be done quarterly due to matters like budget, mobilization of volunteers and etc. In this quarter, it was held on Aug 25 at the Pondok Agape Seminary in Tangerang supported by Seungbok Church. About 120 residents in poor villages came and received internal and dental treatments.


Two internal medicine doctors in this service are the graduates from the college of medicine of Universitas Plita Harapan (UPH; in interpretation, Light of Hope University). And the other two dentists are affiliated to Christian Medical Doctors’ Association, charged with medical mission
Through this medical mission event, the local missionary network in Indonesia has been secured and it will surely give lots of help for the future missionary work.

ISF in Indonesia for Indonesian students studying in South Korea is held here in Indonesia. Since the event held in last July, it continues monthly (Aug and Sep). The participants are not many, but those having time get together and share with each other the memory kept in S. Korea, enjoying Korean food and making closer relation. Indonesians are fond of hot food also and therefore, they like very much Korean food.


PRAYER REQUESTED

1. Please pray for the growth of Chrombit, which wants to become a model of good enterprise that supplies good jobs and to be a path to blessings. It is desired that Indonesian’s quality of life may improve by virtue of the products and services provided by Chrombit. Your prayer is requested for the growth in both quality and volume of the enterprise.
2. Please pray that our workers will be able to experience Jesus Christ’s love and grace at the job sites. Ministering Gospel by living is more effective than that by words. Your intercessory prayer is, therefore, requested for me to live out as a model of true Christianity.
3. As the users of mCash can easily make continuous use of it when the franchisees of mCash increase, please pray that the mobilization of the franchisees can be smoothly accomplished.
4. It is desirable that, through Team Boaz’s service, staffs could enjoy the pleasure welling up in the services with their skills. First of all, it’s desired that they should contact Jesus Christ Gospel. Please pray for this.
5. Please pray that I can fully cope with the role of the branch manager of ISF(International Students Forum) in Indonesia, keeping steadfast network with graduates to represent Korea and to build their career in Indonesia, and together with them, can do various activities to publicize Korea in Indonesia.

GUIDANCE ON PATRONAGE
Team Boaz is a nonprofit organization (NGO). Backed up by your patronage and prayer, we can spread Christ’s love. We look forward to sponsorship from those who sympathize on the effect of our missionary.
In Korea
▪ Account Holder: Team Boaz
▪ Bank: Hana Bank
▪ Acct. No.: 366-910005-34304

From brother in Jesus Christ,
Isaiah Choongsil Lee

2nd Quarter of 2017

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Greetings in the name of God to supporters of TeamBoaz.

Half of the year 2017 has already elapsed. Really, it’s swift time. In God’s elaborate scheme, TeamBoaz’s missionary work has been extending the realm at a steady pace. Whenever the capacity of TeamBoaz grows, it is inevitable for me to get in touch with God who precedes and commits no error. I am deeply moved by being given the opportunity to experience His wonder while living in this momentary and uncertain life.

When I entered into the business at first, my thought was like; “I have a talent for business. And therefore, God leads me to the business ministry. By making the best use of my talent I will have to glorify God”. In retrospect, the business ministry was a training arena provided by God for making me, who is haughty and deficient, an appropriate instrument for His purpose.

BUSINESS

What I always realize during the business is my destitution. It reminds me very often that the origin of all the problems lies in me. If I could be more competent or more aggressive or could have better networks!!! Such a circumstance enforces me to entirely depend on God.

How great blessing to me this is in actuality! When depending on our president, omniscient and omnipotent God, who knows exactly every our situation and how to tackle the problem, His exquisite management I could witness! By this grace I have been enduring.

The business of Chrombit and mCash in the second quarter of 2017 was in hardship. Chrombit needs for continuity of new projects. But I couldn’t fully support because I had to handle two companies. Accordingly, it is still in hardship to get new projects.

For mCash, it has been 3 months since its full-scale marketing started. It is not so easy to attract franchisees as expected. Though the item is important in doing business, it is more important to let the customers and users of the item know how to use it easily and continuously in their ordinary life.

At the stage of planning and developing of the project we do not know too many unimaginable problems to happen in the actual use of the item at the site. The key for success in business is to grasp the innumerable issues and tackle them quickly and precisely; It’s the critical lesson to me.

In the 2nd quarter, Chrombit recruited one web-programmer and mCash, one android developer and one marketing director. As confessed in the last letter, entirely by God’s Grace, our companies are blessed with wonderfully competent staffs recruited. This time too, they are great helpers to me, who’s incompetent. This happens thanks to supporters’ intermediary prayer.

MISSIONARY

The 2nd quarter of 2017 marked an epoch for TeamBoaz to extend its missionary realm. It is at last equipped with the ability to do medical missionary in the 3rd year after its start-up of missionary work. God has connected TeamBoaz to missionaries of a couple, Mr. Lee Dongsik and Mrs. Choe Youngmi dispatched from the Methodist Church, having fervent zeal for medical missionary. So, on the last May 4th could be made the initial service towards the residents in the slum where Sumbarkasi(Origin of Love)  kindergarten is located.

In the morning there started gathering the residents having heard the news through the home correspondence that Sumbar Kasih Kindergarten children had earlier brought to their parents. The yard of the kindergarten was filled with the old and the weak including mothers carrying babies.

In this service participated the beauty missionary team from Jakarta Nulpurun Church(Methodist) and the haircut service could be made to those who came to get medical service. In the beauty missionary team there was a settler who came from South Korea ten years ago for her husband’s business. She had operated a beauty salon in Korea before. Though she said that for long time she didn’t grasp the scissors, her professional dexterity remained.

             

Lastly one more informative thing to be shared with you:

TeamBoaz’s missionary in Indonesia includes the educational matter in the slum and the medical services at present. In South Korea, it has been to help foreign students from the Third-World to be settled in Korea for their comfortable studying and to grow up to become leaders in their countries when they return home after completing the study in Korea. However, the ultimate goal is to make them Christians.

This missionary work for foreign students in Korea requires the larger systematic support and I have been staying away far from Korea and therefore, it has been limited to Uzbekistan students. Meanwhile, in this 2nd quarter, I was introduced a Korean executive team from ISF (International Students Forum?). This organization has fervently served for about 20 years such a missionary work for foreign students as what TeamBoaz has been scheduling. In recognition of God’s preparation, TeamBoaz will do this service for foreign students in cooperation with ISF.

PRAYER REQUESTED

  1. Please pray for the growth of Chrombit, which wants to become a model of good enterprise that supplies good jobs and to be a path to blessings. It is desired that Indonesian’s quality of life may improve by virtue of the products and services provided by Chrombit. Your prayer is requested for the growth in both quality and volume of the enterprise.
  2. Please pray that our workers will be able to experience Jesus Christ’s love and grace at the job sites. Ministering Gospel by living is more effective than that by words. Your intercessory prayer is, therefore, requested for me to live out as a model of true Christianity.
  3. As the users of mCash can easily make continuous use of it when the franchisees of mCash increase, please pray that the mobilization of the franchisees can be smoothly accomplished.
  4. It is desirable that, through Team Boaz’s service, staffs could enjoy the pleasure welling up in the services with their skills. First of all, it’s desired that they should contact Jesus Christ Gospel. Please pray for this.
  5. Please pray that I can fully cope with the role of the branch manager of ISF (International Students Forum) in Indonesia, keeping steadfast network with graduates to represent Korea and to build their career in Indonesia, and together with them, can do various activities to publicize Korea in Indonesia.

GUIDANCE ON PATRONAGE

Team Boaz is a nonprofit organization (NGO). Backed up by your patronage and prayer, we can spread Christ’s love. We look forward to sponsorship from those who sympathize on the effect of our missionary.

In Korean

  • Account Holder: Team Boaz
  • Bank: Hana Bank
  • No.: 366-910005-34304

DECEMBER 2016

By Newsletter

Greetings in the Name of God to supporters of TeamBoaz. Now we entered the New Year, 2017. When you look back the year 2016, what thought do you recollect?  To my recollection, there’s no moment without God’s minute leading. Obstinately, my effort is said to intervene, it would be that I came here (Jakarta, Indonesia) in obedience to God’s will to create me.

This present business and mission has been entirely based on God’s lead. Nothing came from my prearranged plan and therefore, it looks coincidental, but in actuality it has been started and in proceeding now by God’s preparation. It’s my thought.

I have become enlightened that everything is proceeding in accordance with God’s plan in the beginning and therefore, the Christian’s only way of living in this world is to leave the self to Jesus for Him to live in the self. Last year was such meaningful to me as above-said.

BUSINESS  

In 2016, Chrombit, started from October 2015, has grown up by 30 times compared to the first year. Though there was insufficiency, by exerting ourselves to every project, we have grown up in pleasant cooperation with our clients who trusted us.

Particularly, it was great harvest to have attracted several Indonesian local clients from the second half of 2016. Indonesian local clients are Chrombit’s major targets and therefore, price is a weak point to compete the competitive local enterprises, but by keeping the supply of quality designs at reasonable prices, it seems to begin growing of awareness among local clients.

Since the Exhibition, M-Cash is busy in preparing various works, including recruitment of franchisees to meet the official launching scheduled to be in February. I wish to share with you one pleasant news. A leading Indonesian financial group joined M-Cash as a joint investor. Now the prospect of M-Cash has lightened by the partnership of confident local entity. Now 4 principals as joint investors made the foundation for supplying in earnest the Fintech service around the entire area of Indonesia.

MISSION

Last December 3rd (Saturday) there was successfully held a “White Concert (music concert)” to support Team Boaz in cooperation with Jakarta Far East Broadcasting “Happy Jakarta”. The White Concert of Happy Jakarta is held every year around Christmas season as the representative Korean culture festival.

This year it was especially prepared for the support of TeamBoaz. At the end of the concert the picture of Team Boaz mission was featured and donations were delivered.

TeamBoaz’s mission work is not only for the education of the children of poor village in Indonesia but also for supporting university students from third countries studying in Korea. (We call this project as “Boazian Network”) The work is to support the alienated foreign students from the Third World countries now studying in Korea, to finish their learning well and to grow up to become leaders after returning to their home countries.

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This year in succession of last year we supported the year-end party for the students from Uzbekistan. The comments, a student participated in the last year’s party said “Today I have the most pleasant and warmest experience since I came to Korea.”, is still recollected. I think it is a meaningful work for the future of Korea in the globalized era to help those who are suffering due to origin from the Third World and the absence of management system for foreign students in Korea, even though they came to Korea with great expectation.

Therefore, we prepared this party for Uzbekistan students to let them keep as a happy memento the party that they had in a remote place around the year-end and New Year.

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 (10K café in City Hall where Team Boaz Head office stationed. Dec 2015)

PRAYERS

  1. Please pray for the growth of Chrombit which wants to become a model good enterprise that supplies good jobs and to be a path to blessings. It is desired that Indonesian’s quality of life may improve by virtue of the products and services provided by Chrombit. Your prayer is requested for the growth in both quality and volume of the enterprise.
  2. Please pray that our workers will be able to experience Jesus Christ’s love and grace on the job sites. Ministering Gospel by living up to is more effective than that by words. Your intercessory prayer is, therefore, requested for me to live up to (Word) as a model of true Christianity.
  3. By God’s guidance, we got investors to M-Cash. We have looked for investors who are not mere fund investors but those who can attribute to extension of fintech business of M-Cash. By the support of your prayer, we could find out the right investors. Please give thanks to God for responding to our prayers.
  4. We are looking for investors to Chrombit as well. Its business domain covers web development, app development and graphic design services. (Including various printing services) This is the service market to inevitably grow up together with the Indonesian economy now on development. We need angel investors who don’t expect big profits at once but be willing to wait for us to make a competitive ICT marketing enterprise. Please pray for this.
  5. It is desirable that through Team Boaz’s service, the staff of M-Cash and Chrombit can meet the joy welling up in the service with their skills. First of all, it’s desired that they should contact Jesus Christ Gospel.

GUIDANCE ON DONATION

TeamBoaz is a Non-Profit Organization. (NGO) Backed up by your patronage and prayer, we can spread Christ’ love. We look forward to sponsorship of those who sympathize to the effect of our mission.

  • Account Holder : Team Boaz
  • Bank : Hana Bank
  • No. : 366-910005-34304

From brother in Jesus Christ,
Choongsil Lee

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2016

By Newsletter

Greetings in the Name of God to supporters of TeamBoaz after a long interval! Owing to several tasks needed to be done in advance, the mission report for the October and November has now come out. The year 2016 has now less than one month left. In God’s name, I wish you to have the year end, recollecting the grace endowed by God in your life during the year with thanks offering.

BUSINESS

Through the year, Chrombit is getting secure little by little with the grace of God, the owner. Steady clients are increasing. The staffs’ working capability has greatly increased and now they are doing the jobs by themselves without my deep involvement.

At the “2016 Interfood Jakarta”, the greatest food exhibition in Jakarta (Nov 9 – 12, 2016), we officially introduced “M-Cash”, the new Fintech business that we have prepared for last 6 months. M-Cash is a location-based O2O (Online to Offline) service platform with pre-order, delivery, reservation, and full pack of mobile payment and marketing solutions.

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Lots of people visited M-Cash booth and showed keen interest, listening to the explanation about the service and having a trial performance. It is encouraging that throughout the exhibition we received lots of enquiry about the franchise of M-Cash service.

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MISSION

Saptu Ceria (the afterschool class run by TeamBoaz) entered into the two months’ vacation, after completion of the Autumn semester, at the end of the last November. As usual, in the Autumn semester our volunteer seminary students taught English, mathematics, mother tongue (Indonesian), computer and etc. to about 150 Muslim children at 4 poor villages in the suburbs of Jakarta.

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The children at Sumber Kasih kindergarten learn hard day after day, wearing cute uniforms. From time to time, mothers of the children help the single teacher as assistants during the class. At Sumber Kasih kindergarten, they have the winter vacation, but it is operated in the same course of study and semester as those of other usual kindergartens and therefore, it is scheduling to start the spring semester after having 6 weeks’ vacation in a month.

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PRAYERS

  1. Please pray for the growth of Chrombit, which wants to become a model of good enterprise that supplies good jobs and to be a path to blessings. It is desired that Indonesian’s quality of life may improve by the products and services provided by Chrombit. Your prayer is requested for the growth in both quality and volume of the enterprise.
  2. Please pray that our workers will be able to experience Jesus Christ’s love and grace on the job sites. Ministering Gospel by living up to (Words) is more effective than that by words only. Your intercessory prayer is, therefore, requested for me to live up to as a model of true Christianity.
  3. We are looking for investors to M-Cash business. During the exhibition, we had investment negotiation with approx. 10 venture capitals. All of them showed high interest. However, the investment should be completed by the end of February next year. Please pray for this.
  4. It is really desirable that through TeamBoaz ministry, the staffs of M-Cash and Chrombit can meet the joy welling up in the services with their skills. First of all, it’s desired that they should contact Jesus Christ Gospel. Please pray for this.
  5. Another concert for supporting TeamBoaz is under preparation in cooperation with Jakarta Far East Broadcasting. You are requested to pray for the perfect preparation of the “White Concert” to be held on December 3.

GUIDANCE ON DONATION

Team Boaz is a nonprofit organization (NGO). Backed up by your patronage and prayer, we can spread Christ’s love. We look forward to sponsorship from those who sympathize on the effect of our mission.

  • Account Holder: Team Boaz
  • Bank: Hana Bank
  • No.: 366-910005-34304

From brother in Jesus Christ,
Isaiah Choongsil Lee

SEPTEMBER 2016

By Newsletter

Greetings in the Name of God full of love and good. May Jesus Christ’s love and grace be full in the life of co-workers who pray for TeamBoaz.

BUSINESS

Chrombit is steadily growing with increase of the number of clients who continue to use its products and services in confidence. I pray for the Chrombit’s supporters also to share this assurance I have been enjoying since I entrusted entirely the ownership to God.  It’s possible by only a single action. It is to entrust the ownership of your life to God

The new Fintech project, now in preparation, is busily underway in the work of preparation for participation in the greatest Food Exhibition in Jakarta. Due to issues accompanying development, the official launching is expected to delay for a month after the exhibition. But, the preparation is made to recruit as many franchisees and users as possible during the exhibition. All the members are working hard with pleasure so as no problems to occur.

MISSION

In grace went off well the “Benefit Concert Supporting Team Boaz’s Mission Work” in cooperation with Jakarta Far East Broadcasting held in the evening of last Sept 6th. The infamous traffic jam of Jakarta reaches the climax on Friday. Through such a jam an audience of 60 persons took part in. It is told that about 20 Indonesians took part in.

The concert was sponsored by the greatest supporter for TeamBoaz’s Mission Work, a maker of the luxury snake skin handbag with the brand name of KHARIS (‘Grace’ in Greek), and others. The donation collected at this concert is to be used for the preparation of Christmas Event.

PRAYER

  1. Please pray for the growth of Chrombit, which wants to become a model of good enterprise that supplies good jobs and to be a path to blessings. It is desired that Indonesian’s quality of life may improve by the products and services provided by Chrombit. Your prayer is requested for the growth in both quality and volume of the enterprise.
  2. Please pray that our workers will be able to experience Jesus Christ’s love and grace on the job sites. Ministering Gospel by living up to is more effective than that by words. Your intercessory prayer is, therefore, requested for me to live up to as a model of true Christianity.
  3. We are looking for investors to Chrombit. Please pray that we can meet angel investors who would share with us the missionary vision through business on the prospect of growth possibility in future.
  4. Please pray that the establishment of PT. Mobile Cash Indonesia can be smoothly processed. Please pray that we can successfully achieve the goal at the food exhibition held early in November.
  5. It is desirable that through Team Boaz’s service, staffs can meet the joy welling up in the services with their skills. First, it’s desired that they should contact Jesus Christ Gospel. Please pray for this.
  6. We are planning another Concert for supporting TeamBoaz in cooperation with Jakarta Far East Broadcasting. Please pray for the preparation of “White Concert” scheduled to be held on December 3rd.

GUIDANCE ON PATRONAGE

Team Boaz is a nonprofit organization (NGO). Backed up by your patronage and prayer, we can spread Christ’s love. We look forward to sponsorship from those who sympathize on the effect of our mission.

  • Account Holder: Team Boaz
  • Bank: Hana Bank
  • No.: 366-910005-34304

From brother in Jesus Christ,
Isaiah Choongsil Lee

AUGUST 2016

By Newsletter

GREETINGS!


Greetings in the name of Immanuel God being always with your children. May Jesus Christ’s love and grace be full in the life of co-workers who pray for Team Boaz whenever it reminds.

As I confessed in the last report, Team Boaz’s working realm is expanding in the main Christian society and Korean society in Indonesia, in such a way that’s beyond my thought, by God’s intervention.

The one is that Benefit Concert Supporting Team Boaz’s Education for the Slum Children in Indonesia was fixed to be held on Sept 16th (Friday) in corporation with Jakarta Far East Broadcasting. You are requested to pray for this concert to be an opportunity to make known TeamBoaz‘s valued works through Changsook Kim(the professor of Seoul Theological University) Recital.

The other one is that Team Boaz’s works came to be shared with the staffs of the Indonesia branch office of CBN, the greatest Christian broadcaster in the world. I could never imagine that my good relationship with the staffs of CBN headquarters, which was made during my having benchmarked 700 Club, CBN’s representative program, for CTS TV, my previous job, would influence the establishment of good relationship with the staffs of CBN Indonesia branch office.

They showed keen interest in not merely the education program for slum children but either IT training program for missionary students being in the charge of Muslim staffs of Chrombit. Though it is not clear how the cooperation with CBN will develop in future, God’s exquisite prearrangements are expected.

BUSINESS

Chrombit is run by the grace of God. It continues to grope for marketing tools to enter into the mainstream society in Indonesia. Though it is suffering from financial difficulties in the state below the break-even point as yet, God, the Owner, shows His ownership on every month’s payday (5th) without fail. The newly proceeding Fintech project will have an official launching at the INTERFOOD 2016, the greatest food exhibition in Jakarta. Please pray that all the preparations can be done without any problems as the launching date is fixed.

MISSION

After long summer vacation ended at the end of August, began the new semester of the after school class and the kindergarten supported by Team Boaz. Teacher Grace, who served for the one year, was replaced with Ms. Eka. Totally 38 students enrolled in this semester.

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Lately, some saints of a church in Busan, Korea came here on their way of a vision trip to Indonesia and had a visit to Sumber Kasih kindergarten class. We had prayer time for them together. Even though it was short time, we had the same thought that there are too many places for us to share the Love of God endowed to us.

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Saptu Ceria after-school classes too started in 4 regions altogether. Though the educational environment is still inferior, about 40 students enrolled in each region.

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This shows that Muslim mothers have a pleasant chat, waiting for the children in class, in front of Pondok Agape Missionary School, one of the places where the after-school class is made. It is a usual scene, but it looks fresh to me every time I visit.

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This month too, our Chrombit staffs volunteered to teach the seminary students OJT of the computers. From this month forward the teaching is to be made twice a month by the staffs in two teams.

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PRAYER

  1. Please pray for the growth of Chrombit, which wants to become a model of good enterprise that supplies good jobs and to be a path to blessings. It is desired that Indonesian’s quality of life may improve by the products and services provided by Chrombit. Your prayer is requested for the growth in both quality and volume of the enterprise.
  2. Please pray that our workers will be able to experience Jesus Christ’s love and grace at the job sites. Ministering Gospel by living is more effective than that by words. Your intercessory prayer is, therefore, requested for me to live out as a model of true Christianity.
  3. We are looking for investors to Chrombit. To provide better services, we have to organize more competitive teams and need funds for marketing. Please pray that we can meet angel investors who would share with us the missionary vision through business on the prospect of growth possibility in future.
  4. Please pray that the establishment of PT. Mobile Cash Indonesia can be smoothly processed. Due to delay of the app development, the proceedings are aimed at the end of September. Please pray that all the works, including launching event to be held early in November, can be made without any snag.
  5. It is desirable that through Team Boaz’s service, staffs can meet the joy welling up in the services with their skills. First, it’s desired that they should contact Jesus Christ Gospel. Please pray for this.
  6. You are requested to pray that as many people as possible participate in the Changsook Kim Recital for supporting Team Boaz to be held on Sept 16th and can have time to enjoy precious grace.

GUIDANCE ON PATRONAGE
Team Boaz is a nonprofit organization (NGO). Backed up by your patronage and prayer, we can spread Christ’s love. We look forward to sponsorship from those who sympathize on the effect of our mission.

  • Account Holder: Team Boaz
  • Bank: Hana Bank
  • Acct. No.: 366-910005-34304

From brother in Jesus Christ,
Isaiah Choongsil Lee