Her decision left believers at Praise Cathedral, Ntinda – Kampala extremely surprised and challenged at the same time.
As Doctor Godfrey Kamese, senior pastor of Praise Cathedral welcomed the professor, he told to the Church that Ms Sunny called her moments before she board a plane leaving South Korea for Uganda. She told him God had talked to her about this decision hence the urgency.
Ms Sunny said she was convicted and fully persuaded in spirit to come to Uganda and serve.
“I’m coming to play guitar, flute in Church.” She told the pastor on phone. “I’m coming now now.”
She traveled over 10,404 km to a country she had never been to before, although had seen the Pastor before during his meetings in South Korea.
Not so fluent at English, Sunny kept in touch with the pastors noting that she was extremely excited to come and join them.
When she arrived, she was warmly received by the Church and has for over 2 weeks now ministered with the music choir, teaching them a number of songs in Korean language.
“She is very free and fast-adapting to the new environment. She is learning the local dishes and a few Luganda words.” The Church told this website.
Christianity on South Korea
According to Pew Research (2014), South Korea has no majority religious group. Its population includes a plurality of people with no religious affiliation (46%) and significant shares of Christians (29%) and Buddhists (23%). South Korea’s current president, Park Geun-hye, is an atheist with connections to Buddhism and Catholicism, according to the Council on Foreign Relations.
In 1900, only 1% of the country’s population was Christian, but largely through the efforts of missionaries and churches, Christianity has grown rapidly in South Korea over the past century. In 2010, roughly three-in-ten South Koreans were Christian, including members of the world’s largest Pentecostal church, Yoido Full Gospel Church, in Seoul.
The majority of Christians in South Korea belong to Protestant denominations, including mainline churches such as Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist churches as well as various Pentecostal churches. Since the 1980s, however, the share of South Korea’s population belonging to Protestant denominations and churches has remained relatively unchanged at slightly less than 1-in-5.