World Olivet Assembly (WOA) is giving thanks to God for a richly blessed year of 2022. With the pandemic restrictions easing up in most countries and life returning to a more normal pace, churches around the world have resumed regular in-person programs, including worship services, retreats, Bible studies and more. All the while, the online outreach continued and led more seeking souls to find peace in the Lord Jesus Christ as they study God's Word and learn about His truth, love, salvation, forgiveness, and new life.
Looking back to the past year, WOA praises God for allowing the global mission network to grow to more than 160 countries in the lead up to the 30th anniversary celebration and World General Assembly at the end of October. The event itself was also marked by a record number of 1,500 participants who gathered at the Olivet Asia Pacific Center in South Korea, one of twelve regional mission hubs.
"We are very grateful that God has shown His faithfulness in many big and small ways. Whether at the global level with the mission network or in local church settings, and even in each of our individual lives and our families, God has led us through another year where He drew us closer to Him and His love," said Rev. Mark Spisak, General Secretary of WOA. "We are very conscious that in everything we do, we depend on the leading of the Holy Spirit. Because as it says in Zechariah 4:6, it is not by might or power, but by the Spirit that God fulfills His plans for our lives and ministries."
"As the year comes to a close, it is our prayer that God would receive all the praise and glory for the goodness He has shown throughout 2022. And may the New Year bring ever greater blessings, so that His Kingdom of love and peace would be extended further and more souls will get to know Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Echoing the Apostle Paul's letter to the Galatians, we desire for 2023 that we no longer live but that Christ may live in us (Galatians 2:20), each and every day of the new year."