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4th Quarter of 2017

By 2017, Newsletter

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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3rd Quarter of 2017

By 2017, Newsletter

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

By 2017, Newsletter

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