Liberty celebrates World Focus Week with workshops, occasions, and particular Convocation company
Liberty College is observing World Focus Week this week, an annual occasion that goals to lift international consciousness amongst college students, college, and employees. College students have the distinctive alternatives to attach with international employees, expertise quite a lot of cultures, take part in interactive occasions, and listen to from particular Convocation company.
Representatives from over 40 organizations, together with Compassion Worldwide and Operation Blessing, can be found to satisfy with college students on the primary and second ground of Montview Pupil Union. Workshops are being supplied on combating international human trafficking, offering humanitarian support in disaster, and catastrophe aid expertise. All week, college students can tour a Samaritan’s Purse Catastrophe Reduction Unit Trailer within the Speakman Lot by the College of Enterprise. On Wednesday evening, a World Night time of Worship is deliberate within the Middle for Music and the Worship Arts, Live performance Corridor, and the favored Style of Nations occasion returns to the Vines Middle on Friday evening, when college students can get pleasure from genuine meals from over 20 international locations. (For dates and instances, view the complete schedule of World Focus Week occasions.)
Wednesday’s Convocation featured world evangelist Dr. Billy Kim and The Korean Kids’s Choir, who stuffed the Vines Middle with joyful songs and a name to decide on a life for Christ. Clothed in colourful, conventional Korean clothes, the choir members danced and sang Christian songs in addition to the American classics “God Bless America” and “America the Stunning,” and the becoming ballad of “It’s a Small World.”
After the choir’s efficiency, Liberty’s worldwide college students participated in a Parade of Nations, waving the flags of their international locations. Liberty has over 70 international locations represented in its residential scholar inhabitants and 100 nations within the on-line program.
Kim was welcomed to the Convocation stage by Liberty President Dondi Costin. Kim shared his gratefulness for the primary missionaries who got here to Korea 130 years in the past and established one of many largest church buildings on this planet. He added that Liberty has contributed to that actuality by standing for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and impacting many Korean college students all through the many years.
Kim started his message with Joshua 24:15 and the instruction to “… select at the present time whom you’ll serve.” He warned college students that the world gained’t welcome them with open arms as a result of it’s unfriendly and egocentric, however life is made up of decisions, and there are two decisions that may deliver peace and everlasting life amid a fallen world: selecting Christ as their Savior and selecting to have an energetic prayer life.
“Many individuals observe Buddha, Muhammad, Confucius … For those who select Christ as your chief, you’ll by no means go unsuitable,” he mentioned.
Kim expounded on Jesus’ life and ministry, saying he was a person that boasted neither wealth nor affect, but, though he by no means wrote a ebook, all of the libraries on this planet couldn’t maintain the tales written about him. Though Jesus by no means launched a tune, there are numerous songs that reward Him, and though He by no means practiced medication, Christ alone has the facility to heal hearts which are damaged.
“This man Jesus touched the slave, and the shackles fell off,” Kim mentioned. “He touched the weak and so they grew to become robust … He touched the eyes and so they noticed, He touched the ears and so they heard, He touched the fingers and so they labored, and He touched the hearts and so they rejoiced.”
Kim then shared a part of his testimony, from serving as a houseboy at age 16 for an American soldier who inspired him to pursue an schooling in America. With all bills paid for by the soldier’s household, Kim left his residence nation with a promise to return. He discovered himself scared and homesick after three months of learning at a Christian faculty in South Carolina. A go to from a ministerial scholar and the reason of “easy salvation” introduced Kim to the second at which he accepted Jesus as his Savior and selected a life for Him.
In emphasizing a lifetime of prayer, Kim mirrored on the lives of Martin Luther and John Wesley, by means of whom God caused nice reformation, in addition to the lives of the biblical figures Moses, Abraham, King Hezekiah, and Paul, whose prayers God answered in miraculous methods.
“Each miracle within the Scripture is a results of a fervent prayer,” Kim mentioned.
In conclusion, Kim left the coed physique with an encouragement and exhortation to belief in God’s provision.
“God mentioned that He’ll provide all of your wants in keeping with His riches and glory by Christ Jesus. Could this nice establishment produce many women and men of God to get the Gospel to the area past.”
Liberty Chancellor Jonathan Falwell thanked Kim for coming to America to share his story, one of many many international testimonies that Liberty college students will hear as World Focus Week continues.
On Friday, Liberty will welcome Jonathan Almonte, a Compassion Worldwide alumnus, to the Convocation stage.