Honoring the founders of Korean Methodism, seeing the fruit
September 23, 2016
On Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, the New England pilgrims to Korea spent the morning at Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery, which includes a
monument to the founder of Korean Methodism Rev. Henry Appenzeller (though not his grave; he was drowned in a boating accident), as well as over 140 other missionaries, their family members and others who came to Korea from around the world and found a home.
The afternoon was spent seeing the fruit of the seeds planted by these missionaries, the men and women who carried their faith and their willingness to be the hands and feet of Jesus to Korea where they built churches, hospitals and schools and universities.
The pilgrims toured two of the most prominent churches in the nation: Kwang-lim Church in Seoul, the largest Methodist Church in Korea; and Sarang Presbyterian Church at which 40,000 worship each Sunday.
See photos from each of these visits in the galleries at right.