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One Happy Lady

I will never forget the pain I saw in her eyes as Lynda and I ministered to her. Many in the Korean culture have little appreciation for women. When a girl is born in Korea, she is often unwanted. The parents want boys because a boy child is worth more in their eyes. This woman was the third girl born to her parents. They already had one boy, but they wanted another boy.

She was given over to her mother’s sister to get her out of the house. Although she was allowed to return to her mother, she continued to be rejected while her brother was honored. As you might imagine, she always wanted to be a boy so she could have value as a person. Even as an adult her mother continues to give good things to the brother and gives her nothing, not even attention. She was much in need of a touch from Father God.

During ministry she saw Jesus come and say he was happy she was a girl. She heard his voice.  He had knit her together in her mother’s womb. He had made a girl because he wanted a girl. She was deeply moved as she accepted her femininity. She felt the love of Father God and was healed of her self-rejection. She now has freedom.

We are done with our teachings here in Korea. It has been a very fruitful time of ministry as we shared the love of Father God with students in the various classes. Our hearts are full of gratitude for the privilege our Father gives us to share his love with so many people in so many places.

We will be returning to the USA Monday. I will be leaving almost immediately for Wallkill, New York to share with the Mid-Hudson Christian Church. I was close to this fellowship for many years while I was teaching at Elim Bible Institute in Lima, NY. I am looking forward to being with old friends and making some new friends.

By the way, on our website there are several teachings available for you to listen to online or download to an MP3 player without charge. We try to post a new teaching every month if we can. Any donations to help us continue to make these available without charge will be greatly appreciated. http://onword.org/listen_to_fount.htm

Always looking forward,

Fount Shults

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Third School Begins

There are more mountains and hills on the way to the third BEDTS school. We had to go through five tunnels to get to the building where the school is. It took almost an hour by car. So, one school is about an hour west and one is about an hour south and east from where we stay. This will give you an idea how big Seoul is.

Easter Sunday was very peaceful here in Korea. We “go to church” six days a week while we are over here. Sunday is a day to catch up on rest. It seems odd to not be in church on Easter Sunday, but we worship him and teach in the Korean community every day through the week. This Easter was time with him privately, just being in his presence.

Sunday evening one of the school leaders, Paul Choi, took us to a Korean restaurant for dinner. We have become very good friends with him through the years we’ve been coming here. We had our translator with us so we were able to communicate. We enjoyed our time with him as we age Bulgogi and Kimchi, one of our favorite foods over here.

His adult daughter had a stroke and is in the hospital. He and his wife have been taking turns staying at the hospital to be with her. His wife spends the day there and he spends the night. We had an opportunity to pray for her and for him. He was greatly encouraged and comforted by our prayer ministry. Our Father God touched him deeply. He recorded our prayer for his daughter on his phone so he could take it to the hospital for her to hear. Modern technology is awesome (for those who have learned to use it).

As I write this, I am reminded of another incident several years ago. The lady who was the leader of all the schools at that time had a son in the US who was having difficulty with a leadership situation. She had us pray for him. When we were through praying for her son, she pushed a button on her phone and informed us she had emailed our prayer to her son in Washington State. How awesome is that?

More will come later this week.

Looking forward,
Fount and Lynda Shults
http://www.onword.org

Father’s Daughter Receives Healing

04/18/2014 2 comments

The traffic was five lanes one way as we made our way on the “loop” to our second school. Two of these lanes would cross the Han River; the other three would make their way to the loop on the west side of the Han. These three lanes would become only one as the cars manipulated their way into the line. You can imagine how slow this process was. Yet there was no honking of horns. All the drivers were willing to allow other drivers to merge into the one lane even though it slowed them down.

As we continued our journey, I remembered a lady in one of our first sessions who was struggling with the fact that she was unable to ask Father for help financially. She mentioned that her dad had died when she was about 12 years old, so I thought that might be the source of her difficulty. Her dad had never given her money even though he was able to outwardly express his love for her. As I moved toward ministry it became obvious that this was not the real problem.

It turns out that she had never asked her dad for money. She was secure in his love. Lynda asked her, “What is your earliest memory of wanting money and not receiving it?” That question took us immediately to the source of here reluctance to ask. When she was five years old her mother was preparing to go to the market. She asked her mother to bring back something for her. When her mother returned, she had forgotten to purchase the item the girl had requested.

The five year old experienced this as a rejection and concluded that she was not good enough to ask for things that cost money. That painful memory was triggered every time she wanted to ask Father God to help her financially. Because of the false shame based on the lie (that she was not good enough) she could not bring herself to ask. She was afraid she would be refused and that would prove that she was not good enough.

We invited Jesus to come show her what he thought about her. She “saw” Jesus come, take her in his arm and begin to stroke her hair. Tears of freedom began to flow as the lie was defeated and courage to ask Father for help began to rise up in her.

Fount and Lynda Shults
http://onword.org

First School Complete

04/16/2014 3 comments

Our driver wound her way through several narrow side streets. There was hardly room for one car, yet we were facing other cars that were making it two-way traffic. She had to pull into a little niche while the other cars passed, then move forward a few yards and pull aside for another group of cars coming at us. The little korean shops on each side were bustling with customers as many pedestrians were also walking in the narrow street to find their way to their destination. We had just completed the first of four YWAM BEDTS (Business Egals Discipleship Training School) groups we will share with this year here in Seoul, Korea.

As we approached the apartment where we are staying, Lynda and I were remembering how the deep weeping and wailing had shifted to peace and joy as they experienced intimacy with our Father in response to the prayer ministry. The word of healing and deliverance had deeply impacted the students as our Father God came to free them from the emotional pain they were carrying, pain they didn’t even know they had before our lectures and personal  testimonies brought it to the surface. Jesus proved himself to be the burden-bearer once again and students experienced personal freedom.

Our second school is a night school. There are fewer students, but our expectation is that Father’s love will flow through the isles into the hearts of those who are attending. We have been with the leader of this school, Paul Choi, several times. He has become a good friend and we look forward to sharing in his school each time the main office assigns us to the Gang Seo evening school. We are expecting this group to experience Father’s embrace as the first school did.

Looking forward,

Fount and Lynda Shults

www.onword.org

Arrived and Ready

04/13/2014 1 comment

Our flight to Korea was good; every plane was on schedule and arrived at its destination a bit early. The flight from Detroit to Seoul took almost 14 hours. We were going toward the sun, so the sun never set. We arrived at about 6:25 pm, almost 24 hours after take-off from Myrtle Beach at 7:00 am. We were able to rest well Friday night (which would be Friday morning in SC). Our Father is good to us.

Our first problem was to find a way to have internet available. There is Wi-Fi available in our apartment. The person who picked us up at the airport thought no password would be needed, and we were too tired to pursue it that night. Saturday morning we discovered that a password is needed and no one was available to give it to us

He said to email him if we had any questions and he gave us the phone number of the manager of the guest house. Without the password we could not email him. There is no phone in the apartment, so we could not call to get the password. So we went to Starbucks and used the internet (with Lynda’s notebook) to inform friends and family we had arrived safely.

It was my intention to go to Starbucks Sunday morning to get on Facebook and to email and find out what the password is. I went to several different shops including Starbucks. Coffee shops do not open on Sundays here. (Can you believe it?) So I got exercise walking up and down the streets of Seoul, but still no internet. The grocery store was also closed on Sundays.

Late Sunday afternoon the guest house manager came and gave us the password, but I waited until early Monday morning to post this blog.

Our first teaching for the YWAM BEDTS (Business Egals Discipleship Training School)  begins this morning at 10:00am and the driver will pick us up at 9:30. In spite of all this we had the weekend to relax and prepare ourselves for the ministry ahead of us these two weeks.

I will keep you informed as things develop here. Keep us in your prayers

Looking forward,
Fount Shults
President and founder, On Word Ministries
http://www.onword.org

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Korea, Here We Come

Lynda and I are on our way to Korea again. This will be ten years in a row we have been in Seoul. We usually teach at four or five different YWAM schools that cater to business men and women. We minister to some of the top leaders in that area, including doctors, lawyers, college professors, presidents and CEOs of businesses. There are usually from 80 to 100 students in each of the classes. This is the highlight of our year every time.

We teach on Bitter Roots and minister emotional and spiritual healing. Every year there are many who experience a significant breakthrough in their lives during our ministry time. We also train teams to do the ministry. We can touch many more as the ones we train do what we have done.

We will be posting blogs during our time in Korea to keep you informed of how things are going. Those of you who read our Morning Meditations will find the blogs instead of the meditations on days when there is not time for both.

Please hold us up in prayer.

Fount Shults

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