Church Bids Farewell to Missionaries

By Rhonda Brodeur

PELLY, Sask.—Hyounjin (Simon) Yoon and Jinhee (Joy) Yang arrived in Pelly, Sask., in 2018 as Pelly Fellowship Chapel’sFirst Nations missionaries. They helped any time an extra hand was needed, wherever and whenever needed. Their presence will be sadly missed.

On June 24, 2018, Hyounjin (Simon) Yoon was baptized by Pastor Hyoungjin (Frankie) Kim, with his wife Jinhee (Joy) Yang standing close by, and the church congregation watching on.

Hyounjin (Simon) Yoon and Jinhee (Joy) Yang

They first worked with the Keeseekoose First Nations people for one year. Then, in 2019, they began working with the Cote First Nations people. They had a building they were fixing up as a meeting place for services.

Hyounjin (Simon) Yoon was excited when a hot water tank arrived so they could have baptisms with warm water instead of cold. They were fixing up the building one piece at a time, which involved time, effort, prayer and faith. They believed the Lord would supply what they needed to complete this building in his own time. They served there for two years.

On January 29, 2019, Hyounjin (Simon) Yoon got ordained, supported by his wife JinHee (Joy) Yang, and his mother Soonim (Soon) Park. People also came from Winnipeg, Calgary, Norquay, Pelly, Sturgis, and South Korea. The couple was extremely pleased to have Pastor Yoon’s mother Soonim Park there from South Korea. Layton Friesen, EMC Conference Pastor, led the ordination service.

Hyounjin (Simon) Yoon and Jinhee (joy) Yang spent their last Sunday service at Pelly Fellowship Chapel on October 17, 2021. Many people gave words of appreciation and encouragement. The couple received farewell gifts from the ladies group and the church. They will be missed by many.

We wish them the Lord’s blessing in whatever the Lord has planned for their future.

During the month of December, our teen Sunday School class set up two tables in the church basement and sold items between services and after the church service. They had a variety of items for sale like dish scrubbies, jam, nativity scene, face masks, Christmas tree ornaments, and more. The money raised goes to the Food for the Hungry masks and sanitizer project. Some items were handmade donated items. All the jam and Christmas tree ornaments sold on the first day. Choah Kim managed the table each week. In all, $200 was raised for the project.

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