A Letter from Us

 

dear friends, 

For 25 years, ARISE Youth Ministries has been faithfully serving the Korean American youth of New England. God has been faithful, and the fruit of ARISE has been astounding. We first want to thank you for the support you’ve shown all these years— thank you so much.

Over the last year, ARISE has been in transition. We have added new staff and have a renewed vision to serve both the Korean Church and the Korean American youth. Through much prayer and discernment, God has called us to “love the Korean church of New England by partnering with the first generation to serve the youth.” 

We have come to realize the importance of generational unity among the body of Christ. The faith of the first generation has built the Korean Church in New England, and we hope to partner with the first generation to build lasting faith among the second-generation youth. Our vision and hope are that through partnering with the church, we will see students transformed by the gospel and see the next generation sustain faith as men and women of God that have been or are part of the Korean Church. 

Would you prayerfully consider partnering with us in the future of ARISE Youth Ministries? God has used ARISE to share the Gospel with thousands of students during its 25 years of ministry, and we firmly believe that he will continue to do so. We would love for you to partner with us in the work that God is doing among the Korean Churches of New England.

will you pray with us?

As we move forward and start anew, we ask that you partner with us in prayer as we walk together towards all that God has for ARISE Youth Ministries. Here are our prayer requests moving forward:

  • For the youth: That they would hear and respond to the Gospel and understand all that Christ has accomplished for them through his life, death, and resurrection. That they will experience the love, healing, and freedom that comes only from knowing Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, and that they find their identities in him alone, rather than the temptations and expectations of the world. 

  • For youth workers: Unfortunately, there is a shortage of youth workers. Many students grow up without mature, faithful brothers and sisters in Christ to look up to. Please pray for more to hear and respond to God’s call to serve and be spiritual role models for the youth in New England.

  • For parents and families: That parents will be spiritual leaders in their homes, and for the home and relationships between parents and children to be the primary place of vulnerability, grace, and discipleship. 

  • For Korean church leaders: That God will continue to sustain them and their ministries and guide them in the work he is doing in New England, and that they remember that God is faithful to his people, even in a difficult place like New England. Pray that God’s grace will be with them in their personal lives, and that they find their rest in him.

Thank you for having taken the time to read this. We’re so excited for what God’s doing in the Korean Church of New England— We believe the best times are yet to come and are so excited to have you partner with us for it all.

in Him,

ARISE Staff