Monday, November 14, 2005

Sec n third day in Korea

0730 we left prayer mountain for Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul. We attended the second service..(approx.30,000 ppl) They have 7 services on sunday...with many overflow chapels....(aprox 121 chapels)worshipping together...along with life telecast worldwide...64,000 elders...and so on to what i recall at the foreigners briefing... they have a building -8 floors recently renovated to cater for sunday school only! AWESOME man~ They have fantastic worship..choirs and symphony ochestra with the huge pipe organs~!ahh but i couldnt get any pictures.. it is not respectful to do so. As soon as the service is over the nex group of people are seen waiting in rows to enter as soon as the people come out. Within 5mins the transition is over. The ushers, men in white coats and ladies in Korean traditional dresses usher the people in order and they bow as the people leave.

After service...we visited the bookstore, lots of souvenirs, all cramp in a small lot. Mom bought two pictures of Christ as the Shepherd and the Kingdom of HEaven..something like that...then we ate silk worms! it was tasty...and salty...however too much was yucky... it was said to be good for health. They sell it everywhere!

Nex we had Ginseng Chicken for was good...boiling soup with chicken stuffed with rice and ginseng with noodles to go with..."Slurp!Slurp!Slurp! it was good for the cold weather. Freezing temperature rise to 10 C. We had good kimchi and rice wine...that almost knock me off. haha.... :)

WE head off the PheongYung Market and the DongdaeMun Market... we went on a shopping spree...expensive.. rates are like x4! but most stuff were for winter...not applicable for us...Lots of people and barang...Consider this... Whole Malaysia is approx 21 million... and Seoul itself the size of Singapore, has a population of 21 million! Alot of condominiums everywhere~ and bridges across the Han River...that divides the Seoul city to North and South. We tooks lotsa pics.. will post them nex time.

Nex stop was Namdaemun market for 1hour shopping. didnt buy anything. it caters for the local koreans. We then left for dinner- Korean BBQ dinner at Itaewon district which is where all the embassies are located and where all branded stuff are sold. High class district. BBQ was awesome! With hot charcoal to bbq, and delicoius kimchi, seaweed and korean starchy rice.

WE came back to Prayer mountain 930pm. tired and out.The way back, the city of Seoul was colourfully lighted and with red crosses identifying churches.In one area you can see 1-5 red crosses. it was awesome... the thought that Christ covers the city. man.... beautifull...

The bridges...Penang Bridge compared to fight lah... the lighting here are fabulous. We slept at 12am.

Nex day 4am...we went for 5am prayer service. COLD!!!!! freezing to the bones~ the worship was full of OUMH! Koreans really pray out loud and call on the name of "Jee Ya!" @ Jesus three times before praying in tongues every now and then. The Koreans sleep in the sanctuary where there is a heated floorboard. They just wake up and worship God there. We joined in. The sanctuary is designed like Noah's Ark.

The canteen serves 3 types of food. 1. Rice (Chap fan) 2. Noodle soup and 3. Porridge with soup. Warms our stomach. we had our own service at 10am to 12pm. The weather was 15 C. Lunch was maggie in my cup and bread and bahu and sambai habi..brought from Penang... haha... and we dooze for the noon nap right to evening diiner at 6pm. 7pm was the evening service....was good... though no interpretation we enjoyed the worship...pray and sing in tongues as the Korean language sounded like it to us. it was beautiful. we stayed on to pray after service..till the Koreans snuggle in their sleeping bags.

Back to our room at 1030pm....supper and out again to the Grottoes. Cubicles dug out in a hill just enough for one person to pray inside. It is very private and full of anointing! They have new ones fitted with heaters and bigger for family too. We finished our prayer at 1am... the temp. was 3 C!

Ok goodnite... this post was co-editted by my mom and i. hehe...


AbbyL said...

Hey Grace~!Sounds like u r having a blast tere =) Sounded like u r tere 4 hols thn mission trip..hehe.Niway,enjoy urself while God works within as well as wen u give to the Lord.Buy something back 4 me yah~!! ;)

old joe said...

poor me n ah sok. we had koay teow th'ng on monday nite and char meehoon last nite.well,tonite m having dinner out with some collegues,going to me yum yum...make sure you try /taste all the korean local delicacies,don't miss them.cos u can't get them back home.n when u r in HK, do the same.

Berylynn said...

grace!! what??!! you actually think kim-chi is delicious??!! cfni had korean day last friday. i went..'of course'-both my beloved roomies are koreans. sat with michel..he CHALLENGED me to eat the repelling kim-chi, and i did! bad move! and i spit it out again...eeewww, i just can't do it. it's horrible. so yeah, hats off to you for LIKING it. =)) enjoy!

enn@j said...

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Gracel said...

hey abby... are you coming back for christmas?
or staying back in KL? its sad...we dont get one week hols like the deeparaya huh.

beryl... you know i think kimchi is nice only when you are in Korea. haha... not sure lah.. haven eaten them while i'm back... kinda miss da food and the cold.... miss it.... aishhhhhh...

TL said...


May where are you? how was Langkawi? i'm sending a box of Christmas presents home...MERRY CHRISTMAS!