GIFT Ministry in Dongnae (now with free Korean classes)


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Every day we face choices, new tasks, new challenges, new obstacles, sometimes new jobs, new relationships, and for many of you a new or different life in a new country and culture different from where you grew up. It helps to have a community around you to help you adjust and learn to adapt quickly, see the sites,  share your experiences and ideas with and to just hang out and relax together. GIFT Ministry (website: is a friendly community trying to help English speakers in Busan make the most of life here.

One new program we are offering is free Korean classes at 2pm on Saturdays for beginners.  These can help make navigating life in Korea quite a bit easier, more efficient and we have an experienced, very kind and helpful Korean teacher who speaks excellent English leading them! Come join and "level up" your Korean :).

At GIFT Ministry every Saturday at 11:00am in Dongnae. you’ll find a place where you can connect with other foreigners & very helpful Koreans,  some with up to 17 years experience living in Korea who know many of the ins and outs of teaching,  getting adjusted, creating a memorable and enjoyable experience and more. We like to get away from the daily grind and refresh and re-energize ourselves with:
  • fellowship with a community of foreigners and Koreans who love God, love life and want to live every day to its fullest.
  • inspiring music, stories, videos, to encourage and lift your spirits.
  • outings and retreats that can help you enjoy some of the interesting places in and around Busan
  • games, parties, and good food
  • free Korean classes on Saturdays at 2pm.
  • service activities where you can use your talents to enrich the lives of others (a major factor in happiness according to the Bible, numerous scientific studies and Nobel prize winners like Albert Schweitzer who wrote, “One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve”) and MOST important of all,
  • studying words of life from our Creator and experiencing His love, wisdom and truth. His plans for your life are higher than the highest human though and there is nothing more relevant that can impact our modern lives.
We recently finished a series on how the Bible's health principles can add 10 years to life. Researchers from National Geographic and the secular research foundation Blue Zones which studies longevity and happiness has found that people who follow Bible health principles live 10 years longer than other Americans.

The below sites shows better some of the habits that contribute to much longer life and how the Bible pioneered these 1000s of years ago:, see video #13, "Turn Back the Clock"
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Come join us on the journey Saturdays at GIFT Ministry at 11:00am. See the maps below.  More maps, contact info, events we are holding and other info are at:  Please don't hesitate to call or e-mail if you have problems finding us. We can pick you up from the Myungnyungdong or Dongnae subways if you call us in advance.
Best of everything to you in your experience here and we pray that God's love and truth will enrich your lives,
Bryan Bissell (professor at Dongsuh University): 010-7999-8644,
Bob Snell (professor at PUFS University) 010-3319-1365
P.S. If you want to how the Bible has had a major impact and pioneered many of the benefits and human rights we enjoy today, I encourage you to visit this site (It’s Jewish, but Christians and Jews both honor the Bible sections this is based on):