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Date Posted: 03:22:09 08/18/04 Wed
Author: Truth seeker
Subject: "shepherd hardworker"&"shepherdess lookgood"
In reply to: Chris 's message, "Re: Conference preparation...." on 02:54:38 08/18/04 Wed

The first thing I noticed when the big boss of Korea UBF ,John Jun and his wife visited New delhi UBF,for a mission journey Picnic-
was the lipstick on her .
Not because,I was a young boy that time, but because I didnt expect a missionary( of my dreams)to look so cosmetic to speak the least.(In india we are used to missionaries like mother teresa, who look very wringled, but radiating grace)
The point is , Ubfkoreans are rotten inside, so they try to cover it up and will die for creating a goooooood impression, that makes busine$$ sense to them, as they want to show off that they are doing great works!
yes, Andrew is right, lot of resources waste d on creating impressions!But has any body ever made a status report on the various big prayer topics, in hindsight?
In summary, UBF is a failure, and go with UBF, and you will always feel you are a failure

>All the conference signs had to be just the right
>size and shape, there always had to be a podium with a
>logo and a title banner, programs had to last a
>certain precise amount of time, and be in such an such
>an order, until everything was all changed around

>It was similar here in Europe, with the difference
>that the whole preparation was overturned whenever
>Samuel Lee came. He changed everything, the whole
>preparation, in the last minute. Particularly, he
>often cancelled all the messages that had been
>prepared so diligently for weeks, and let the
>messengers rehearse his own messages over night. This
>was called "message training." I never understood why
>during the conferences, nearly nobody of the staff
>slept, everybody was busy preparing messages and other
>stuff, though these things had already been prepared
>for weeks in advance.
>Also, I really was amazed how the Koreans made such a
>fuzz about the logo, the podium, the microphone, the
>banner with the conference title. Here in Heidelberg
>we used to have conferences at a Christian recreation
>home in the forest. They had a nice meeting room for
>lectures and worship services. In front of the meeting
>room, a wooden cross was hanging on the wall. The
>whole roome was tastefully decorated. But the first
>thing the UBF Koreans would do was removing the cross
>from the wall and putting it in the broom closet. Then
>they put the conference title at the place where the
>cross had been. I always felt the symbolic meaning of
>putting the cross away, and I now understand that it
>was really a symbol for what is happening in UBF. Once
>I came to the conference with the "advance party,"
>those who had to prepare the meeting room, because I
>wanted to prevent the usual cross removal. I arranged
>the title in a way, that it was in harmony with the
>wooden cross. Later, when the first missionaries came,
>the first thing they did was to remove the cross and
>the title again, and rearrange everything. (Every
>letter had to be glued separately, it was always a lot
>of work. They like to keep people busy with this kind
>of stupid work so they won't start to think.) When, at
>the conference, they sang about how they "cherish the
>old rugged cross," I again felt the whole hypocrisy
>going on in UBF.

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