In South Korea, new churches face growth challenges due to limited space. Cults are common and many Koreans assume a religious group meeting together is another cult that should be avoided, meaning that locals are reluctant to provide meeting space.
When IMB missionary, Stuart Robinson, met the Mins*, café owners and believers who closed their café on Sundays, he approached them with other church members to ask about renting the space for their church plant. The Mins quickly said yes and that from day one they had felt God calling them to use the space for a church.
Finding a place to meet has been just one challenge of many that the church plant has faced in their first year, but Stuart says each challenge has also given God a chance to show them He will always provide.
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*names changed for security