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A servant for South Korea’s children

"A servant for South Korea’s children" Continued...

Photo courtesy of Chae Yoon-kwon

Chae has witnessed South Korea bloom from a war-stained, inferiority-pockmarked country to today’s proud first-world nation. But he’s of the older generation who still grit their teeth at communism. The thought of a divided Korea still breaks their hearts. “We never expected the war can continue for more than 60 years!” he exclaimed. Then he paused and added, “Well, I didn’t even expect myself to live this long.” 

But Chae believes reunification will happen soon, and he’s already preparing to run up north and plant a church when that finally happens: “I will preach this gospel to the height of my voice, and to the last breath of my life, because I know that this is the only hope for Korea, the only hope for the world.”

Sophia Lee
Sophia Lee

Sophia is a features reporter for WORLD Magazine. She graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in print journalism and East Asian language and culture. She lives in Los Angeles with her cat, Shalom. Follow Sophia on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.


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