[US] North America Online Winter Retreat, Beginning of a New Hope

2020 was a year that had us give glory to God with overwhelming joy and gratitude. In particular, the Gracias Choir Christmas Concert was broadcast more than 700 times in the entire North America through around 360 stations including 4 major stations, CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX, in December of last year. It reached from big cities to rural areas, delivering the choir’s beautiful music and Pastor Ock Soo Park’s message of hope.

While the year 2021 started with the new hope of the gospel through the New Year’s message by Pastor Ock Soo Park, the Winter Retreat that was annually held in Dallas at the end of the year opened up online for four days from 21 (Thursday) to 24 (Sunday).

Around 2,300 brothers and sisters registered to attend the retreat this time through zoom, and there were some who never registered listening to the sermons via YouTube live and Facebook live.

You can even say the country “US” is a smaller rendition of the world. Each sermon was translated into seven languages including English, Spanish, Korean, French, Burmese, Karen, etc. Gospel classes and other group fellowships were held in each of their languages.