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Korean-Canadian pastor brings Anabaptism home

   
 


“God has already planted many seeds of peace in Korea, and they are growing,” said Hun Lee, pastor of Vision Mennonite Church (London, Ont.). Lee was invited on a South Korean lecture tour by the Korea Anabaptist Centre.

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May 14, 2007
- Dan Dyck

Seoul — Hun Lee, pastor of Vision Mennonite Church in London, Ontario, and former pastor at Charleswood Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, was invited by the Korea Anabaptist Center (KAC) as a guest speaker to South Korea from March 20 to April 7.

His visit, sponsored partially by Mennonite Church Canada Witness, was part of a series of guest lectureships bringing prominent Anabaptist/Mennonite teachers to a variety of Korean seminaries and churches which are interested in Anabaptist perspectives.

As a Korean pastor himself, Hun Lee was appreciated for his ability to communicate in a Korean context, and for his passion regarding Anabaptist teachings of discipleship, peace and community, said Kyong-Jung Kim, Administrator of KAC.

“The various groups and people with whom KAC networks and fellowships are significant friends and coworkers for building peace in Korea. God has already planted many seeds of peace in Korea, and they are growing,” said Lee, referring to World Christian Frontiers, which has a ministry similar to Christian Peacemaker Teams.

“Though I visited there as a lecturer I returned to Canada with abundant gifts – friendship, courage, and confidence. The Lord who began a good work in KAC will be faithful to complete it through its ministry,” Lee added.

Lee is an active leader and part of the Korea Anabaptist Fellowship in Canada. Previous guest speakers to KAC have included Tom Yoder Neufeld of Conrad Grebel University College, Harry Huebner of Canadian Mennonite University, Alan and Eleanor Kreider, Mission Educators Mennonite Mission Network, and Jake Elias of Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.