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Operation: Touch Haiti

Hello everyone,

Just want to thank everyone that has been walking with me in prayer this past month. Whether it was everyday or even just once, you’ve contributed to my life in one of the most uncertain periods of my life. Reason being, I’ve never been in a position where I had no direction. For 26 years I had lived for a cookie cutter one-way track to success that was drawn by our notion of this “American Dream”. After my one-year commitment to Fire & Fragrance, I had no idea where the Lord could take me. But by the power of prayer and God’s greater concern for my life than myself, I believe He’s given me the next step.

After much waiting, and praying, I’m stepping out in faith and believing the Lord has called me to serve the Nation of Haiti for this next season. Unless the Lord stops me, I’ll be there within 3 weeks. The duration of my stay will be at least one month, but could extend longer. The fine details of my departure will be worked out in the coming weeks and you all will be the first to be updated. In Haiti I will be primarily answering a call for the need of worship leaders & intercessors. My heart began to cry out and say “YES” when my dear friend asked me to partner with him to release the songs & prayers of Heaven over the Nation of Haiti. Just the thought of leading heart broken Haitians into the Presence of God made me weep. The vision of Fire & Fragrance will be walked out as we are battling spiritually through the power of prayer and worship; Missionaries battling with the Songs of the Lord just as David made the evil spirit's flee over King Saul. (My friend coined the phrase: Musicianaries hahah) Sending money and humanitarian aid will meet needs of their flesh, but our God's Love covers beyond the flesh but also their hearts & spirits. Food & Shelter will fade, but the love of God will remain forever. Other administrative and logistical needs will be met as well at the YWAM Haiti base that has been given a 6000-8000 capacity by the government for the refugees.

After my primary focus in Haiti, the future plan is to join the Worship/Recording Department at the largest YWAM base in Kona, Hawaii. There I will help lead worship for the YWAM campus, assist the 24/7 House of Prayer, help with studio recording, train in discipleship, and ultimately prepare myself to plant a community in the heart of Northern, Virginia. I believe the vision and needs the Lord has given me is a calling to bring revival into our own backyard. Though the goals are far off and vague, I know the Lord will fill in the blanks to unfold the destiny of our city. Only our faith and time will give us the perception to see His glorious plans.


Please walk with me in pray in the following ways:

  • Spiritual strengthening and arming before I leave for Haiti.

  • For God to teach me a lifestyle of praying and fasting

  • Most importantly, for my parents’ well being and spiritual health.


This will be the beginning of a new journey in 2010, and I hope you all can walk with me again.

I will update you all as the process progresses!

Love you all more than you know,

Jasen Chung



Prayer, Presence and JMU

Hello!

I hope everyone has been having a great kick off to the New Year, and finding themselves lost in the presence of our God. It’s been a beautiful month for me as I’ve been praying, meeting friends, and ministering wherever God has led. It’s been amazing to share the power of God through our team’s testimonies, igniting others to walk in the same authority.  This past weekend, I had the honor to speak at my home college ministry at James Madison University. I went down to share a testimony of my life, ultimately testifying of our need of prayer to tap into God’s presence. The outcome of what God did was above and beyond any expectation, or ideal situation I could have ever imagined. To those that interceded for me, I can’t thank you enough of the spiritual labor you all put in.  As I preached on the need for prayer, I literally saw the fruit of your prayers manifest right before my eyes. After I spoke, God manifested His power as we burned like a furnace in prayer for two hours! (2 hours of prayer after a one hour message on a Friday Night for college students is a pretty big deal hahah ) And this was the students praying on their own! One of the spiritual mothers of the ministry stated that such a response hadn’t been seen in 4-5 years for some students. A key breakthrough that was testified for the group was the fear of man that broke off the ministry as a whole that led them to respond and pray beyond the normal framework. Individually, students received inner healing and physical healing. Deep insecurities that were strongholds were being brought to light so that God could fill them. We witnessed the Lord heal back pain, neck pain, sore joints in the fingers, and shoulders. Ultimately, through the power of prayer, we preached the gospel and signs and wonders followed. Thank you so much again for walking with me to declare to our dear family at JMU the power of His presence! I just know the Lord is going to do a mighty work on that campus, and it was such an honor to be a small part of God’s dreams for JMU.

As you know, I’ve been praying and waiting for an answer from the Lord of where to go next. Since the beginning of my stay home, I set myself a date to pray and wait till the 31st of January… and it’s right around the corner. I’ve received some prophetic dreams and words from friends, but I have not received a clear word yet. The only thing clear is that I know that I must leave, in order to come back, and build the ministry on my heart for this area. I believe the Lord wants to walk me through more training in order to be a part of bringing revival to Northern Virginia. I believe God has a crucial plan for this well churched area, beyond the four walls of the church and just good, comfortable, principles for living in suburbia. Please walk with me in prayer for this final week of waiting on the Lord. I just know God will be faithful and reveal Himself to me. If you have ANY words from the Lord, please email them to me at anytime.


Please walk with me in prayer in the following ways:


  • My YWAM Fire & Fragrance family has invited me to come staff for their worship/recording department. It would be an opportunity to walk out my passion for worship through worship leading and studio recording. The department is growing fast, so being a part of the initial steps to a potentially global impact has opened up for me. This would also be a great opportunity to focus on building a community around the house of prayer.

  • An opportunity has opened for me to minister in Seoul, Korea with a dear Rabbi & friend of mine that led my Israel Outreach. For about three months we would run a Fire & Fragrance type school, ministering and teaching about the global move to take the Gospel from Asia to Back to Jerusalem.

  • Recently with the devastation in Haiti, I’ve been feeling a possible outreach to help out our YWAM base there. The opportunity to go has opened since our school will be sending a team there in response to our Haiti bases’ need for laborers. Just throwing it out there to be prayed about since it came across my heart.

  • Lastly, please pray for physical rest and spiritual overflow for my parents. Knowing that their only child may leave again, though never voiced to me, I know is on their heart as a concern. Please pray that the Lord brings peace to them as well as they walk with me in prayer in this transition season.


Lastly, this Friday (January 29th @ 7:30) I’ll be leading worship for a Renewal Gathering at Korean Presbyterian Church of Rockville in Maryland. Please cover me in prayer. We have high expectations for God to just manifest Himself and reveal His Love and Glory to those who wait for Him.

Never hesitate to send your prayer requests, I’m only an email or text message away.

Love you all more than you know,

Jasen





May we not be merely concerned, but anguished for Haiti....

**HAITI UPDATE***

I bumped this post up back to the top so that we don't let our donations, or one or two prayers for Haiti substitute for continual prayer for this Nation. Please keep this nation in prayer. I've also added a video of two dear brothers of mine from the YWAM base who have been called to help Haiti out right away. They left this morning for the Dominican Republic to enter in by land. Please watch their video for info on how you can help them financially.


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As you know, on January 12th, 2010, the Nation of Haiti was hit with an enormous, heart-shattering earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2. Just ten miles outside of it’s capitol, this underdeveloped nation was flattened instantly, leaving about THREE MILLION people helpless. A staggering ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND people are reported dead, with the number quickly rising with estimates as high as FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND. When the reality of such numbers are so staggering, there is no need for words to be architected to bring guilt and anguish upon the human heart. I am partnering with One Days Wages to donate to our Earths most devastating need at this time. When the spirit of death hits a nation, leaving a potential 500,000 dead, our authority as the Body of Christ is to wage war and declare life through fervent prayer for Haiti, and to give to the needy.
 
Please find more information by clicking the icon below, and please give not only through donations, but through the Power of Prayer. May we never forget that even battles such as these are spiritual battles, and not against flesh and blood.




DO SOMETHING NOW - it takes two minutes to donate, and only one weeks worth of Starbucks to change a life forever.

Love you all more than you know,

Jasen