Journey from Korea

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung grew up in a Buddhist Confucian family on Ganghwa Island, South Korea. He was 16 when a Christian church was planted near his home. ~United Methodist Video image

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung tells how his faith is rooted in an experience growing up in South Korea.

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung, of the Wisconsin Episcopal Area, has dedicated his life to the gospel and speaking for peace, reconciliation and unity.

Elected bishop in 2004, Jung credits U.S. missionaries and a kind neighbor for his conversion to Christianity. Methodist missionaries came to Korea in the 1800s and spread the gospel across the country called “The Land of the Morning Calm.” Ganghwa Island, which has a view of North Korea, is where Jung was born.

Today, the small island has 125 churches in four districts. We traveled to Ganghwa with the bishop in March 2017 and he shared his faith story.

Read more and find a transcript of this United Methodist Video.

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