A big welcome to Taiwan to Rev. Stephen Sikyung Yoo, his first ever visit to Taiwan!
Rev. Stephen Sikyung Yoo is the Provincial Secretary of the Anglican Church of Korea, and was invited here earlier this week for a conference of East Asia leaders hosted by the Taiwan Presbyterian Church. Before becoming Provincial Secretary, Stephen worked at the Seoul Anglican Cathedral, and before that he and his family spent 10 years in Japan as missionaries from the Korean Anglican Church; Stephen was chaplain of Rikkyo (St. Paul’s) University, Tokyo, the largest Anglican University in Japan, with over 20,000 students.
Yesterday Bishop Lai welcomed him to visit our diocesan office in Taipei. Stephen is also Executive Director of TOPIK (Towards Peace in Korea (사)평화를일구는사람들) and brought gifts from himself and Archbishop Paul Kim (Bishop of Seoul and Primate of the Anglican Church of Korea) and his wife – stoles and scarves made in Rason City, North Korea under the TOPIK program, and Bishop Lai gave him a beautiful teapot and Chinese tea!
So, a big welcome to Taiwan and greetings to all our brothers and sisters in the Anglican Church of Korea!