Join us to learn how to share the gospel with children. We’ll be hosting EJ Hwang (CEF) on April 10th to give us his experiences with ministry and children. This is an open event for all members of Pilgrim Community Church especially those who are interested in teaching children in the future.
Date. April 10th
Time. lunch @ 1 p.m. seminar @ 2 p.m.
Location. Chara Worship Room
Speaker. EJ Hwang (CEF)
EJ Hwang – Background
When God called E.J. to work for Child Evangelism Fellowship of Northern Virginia in 2007, he had taught students English and Literature at a few colleges in Seoul since 1998. CEF of Northern Virginia was looking for a Korean worker who can train people to reach out Korean children in Northern Virginia. E.J. prayed fervently for God’s direction when he was asked to work for CEF, because it meant that he had to leave his family, friends, and even his job in Korea.
God confirmed His calling using His Word (Matt.6:33), some mentors, and even a tragic shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007. Matt. 6:33, “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness…” was God’s reminder as he finally obeyed His calling to work for CEF of Northern Virginia. It was a giant step of faith for him. However, he realized later that it was a great blessing to obey Him, because God prepared the way for him in advance. Even God had a wonderful plan for E.J. to get married to Esther, who was a children’s pastor at a local Korean church. Their two daughters, Evelyn and Eliana, have been a great blessing and become a wonderful team for serving their Lord.
God had been so faithful by meeting all his needs as E.J. completed his diploma from CMI (Children’s Ministries Institute) in 2007 and earned his Master of Divinity (Summa cum Laude) from Capital Seminary and Graduate School in 2016, while he was working/enjoying as a full-time missionary, a full-time husband, and dad.
His focus has been on training children’s workers to reach out to the boys and girls through the ministries of CEF. He loves to play together, pray together, and plan together with his family. His wife, Esther, also loves the Lord and enjoys training teachers to reach out children through a Good News Club and a local Korean church.