Northern Asia-Pacific

Mission work for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Adventist Church members gave out 5,000 copies of Steps to Christ, gave foot massages and shared Christ's love with visitors.

Goyang, South Korea | NSD Communication department

The Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD), the Korean Union Conference (KUC), the East Central Korean Conference (ECKC), and local Adventist churches cooperatively developed various mission projects for the Winter Olympics, which was held in Pyeongchang, Korea, from February 10 to 25, 2018. The main projects were evangelistic material distribution and foot massage service, supported by NSD, KUC, publishing ministries department of each conference, and Sijosa, the Korean Adventist publishing house. 

Adventist church members in the Pyeongchang area shared 5,000 copies of Steps to Christ printed in the English language with Korean and foreign Olympics visitors. HisHands Mission Movement missionaries served athletes and coaches with foot massage, praying to God as they touched the athletes’ feet and massaged them. Their service brought favorable comments and gratitude so that HisHands missionaries could deliver mission booklets to open-hearted athletes and coaches.

On January 17, 2018, before the Olympics began, a donation ceremony for the publications was held at Sijosa. Attendees prayed together that recipients would realize the love of Jesus and give Him thanks. 

“This Olympics is a golden opportunity to preach the gospel,” said Pastor Lim WonChul, ECKC publishing ministries director.

“Adventist members in Brazil did their best to deliver the gospel to soccer fans from all around the world during the Brazil World Cup,” said Pastor Um KilSoo, Sijosa president.  “This time, many people will visit Korea for this world festival of winter sports. Now, it is time to put our hands together to make it the festival of the gospel. We need the prayers, support and cooperation of all Korean church members as well as volunteers.”