Reading #4. Select and Serve: Yoido Pastor Yongii Cho: You know, we don’t do evangelism in Korea the way you do it in the West . . . We have 50,000 cell groups and each group will love two people to Christ within the next year. They select someone who’s not a Christian, whom they can pray for, love and serve. They bring meals, help sweep out the person’s store— whatever it takes to show they really care for them. When a person asks, “Why are you treating me so well?” our people answer, “Jesus told us that we’re supposed to do good to all men, and we want you to know that we love you, and so does Jesus.” After three or four months of such love, the hardest soul softens up and surrenders to Christ.
[Carl F. George, The Coming Church Revolution (Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 1994), 93-94. Note the similarity to the Moravian humility that so influenced Wesley on January 25, 1736. John Wesley, The Works of John Wesley, 3rd ed. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1979), 1:21-22.]
Reflection Question: Consider your service in the S corner and answer the questions below with regard to the target group you feel drawn to serve. What difference might your answers make in the evangelistic impact of your service to bring new people into the room? Why?