Posted on : Tuesday October 7, 2008

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Global Mission Church hosted the first ever disaster relief training for Koreans. Fifteen participants came to learn the basics of disaster relief and how to operate a feeding unit.

Robert Kim, BCM/D Missionary for language churches and Asian coordinator, organized the event.

Korean churches are not well connected with the Southern Baptist Convention, Kim said, and he wants to change that, making them aware of the resources available to them as well as opportunities to serve. Kim believes disaster relief training can accomplish both of those goals.

“We want Koreans to be involved in helping when disasters happen in this country,” he said. In fact, Kim would like Koreans nationwide to be involved in disaster relief.

“Let them be equipped with this kind of training so when it happens, Korean churches can be recruited to help,” he said.

Roy Thomas provided the classroom training, and George Blevins taught how to use the feeding unit.
Thomas said bringing internationals into disaster relief helps, not only by providing more hands, but also more translators.

By Sharon Mager, BCM/D Correspondent