After winning the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in the U.K., the Church of God received cheerful news also from Australia. It won the award at the Australian Sustainable Cities Awards 2016 hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful [KVB], which is an environmental organization.
In keeping with the mission to preach to seven billion people, two gospel cradles that will embrace the new members, who are coming to the Church of God like the waves rolling in, were established: the Yeoju Church and the Daejeon Jungchon Church in Korea.
The service for the Ascension Day, which is the day to commemorate Christ’s going up to heaven on the 40th day after the Resurrection, was held on May 5 in all the Churches of God worldwide. After ten days, the Sacred Assembly of the Day of Pentecost was held on the 15th.
The 66th Overseas Visiting Group, which mainly consisted of the members from North America and Europe, came to Korea. They learned God’s words and love, and made a resolution to preach to seven billion people.
In April 5, 2016, when spring flowers were in full bloom under warm sunshine, dedication services for three Churches of God were held. They are the Boryeong Church, the Hongseong Church, and the Baebang Church in Asan, all located in Chungcheong Province.