August 3, 2009
P.O. Box 3451
McLean, VA 22301
RE: North Korean Refugee Weekend. Denver, CO 2009
Hello Durihana Family,
Durihana held its first North Korean Refugee Weekend meeting in Denver, Colorado this year. Everything went well, and we received better than expected results. Our venue was large enough to house all of our Durihana members in one location so as to share the experience of all our mission work.
We had many blessings during this meeting, and among them was a proclamation from the Governor of the great State of Colorado: Governor William “Bill” Ritter.
Thank you Governor Ritter for your deep consideration for our Organization. We are honored to receive your letter of proclamation, and promise we will do our best to fulfill our mission. The award to our Organization will provide enormous encouragement to our missionaries and donors.
Thank you to all of our Denver Durihana Family with special acknowledgment to:
Mr. Mark Willoughby for creating the overall outline for this event, and coordinating meetings with the Lutheran Family Service, and the Christian Television Show.
Many thanks to Sandy Willoughby for providing food, and warm cozy lodging for Pastor Chun and Kate Lee for the entirety of this event.
To Pastor Steve for making the flyers, coordinating the Friday meeting, and making the arrangements for the Sunday Service meeting. To Joan.....The Willoughby’s neighbor for coordinating the meeting with the Christian Television Show for Durihana,
Cindi Newark Noah who arranged meetings with the Lutheran Family Service Staff, and Foster Care Parents at the Church.
To our valuable guests: At the Friday Meeting we had our brother and sister in God; Wess, Soon JA. We were happy to meet you in our Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you for joining our meeting and showing interest in our North Korean mission work.
The Redeemer Church for the warm welcome, open hearts, and open ears toward the North Korean Mission.
The success of North Korean Refugee Weekend in Denver, Colorado in 2009 has raised expectation of having a second event in 2010. At the 2010 North Korean Weekend in Denver we plan to have more detailed meetings, and an extended variety of events. Many of our South Korean Board Members and North Korean Refugees are already planning to attend North Korean Refugee Weekend in Denver, Colorado in 2010.
Again, thank you Durihana Family for our Denver meeting in 2009. God bless you and your family.
Peace in Him