A GROUP of South Korean missionaries are in Portsmouth this week to set up connections with churches and find out more about their work.
The 10 individuals have stopped by in the city as part of a UK tour of congregations.
I think it’s amazing that a group of South Koreans have come to Portsmouth to pray for and bless our city.Dan Harman, pastor of City Life Church, in Baffins
The trip is also a way of saying thanks for the way Christians have helped to make a difference in their own country.
Yesterday, the missions team went to City Life Church, in Tangier Road, Baffins, to have breakfast and pray with church pastors across Portsmouth.
They then went on a ‘prayer walk’ in the Baffins area with worshippers, before visiting Fratton Park to pray in the stadium with Faith and Football director and ex-Pompey footballer, Mick Mellows.
And last night, they held a prayer meeting back at City Life Church in support of the city, focusing especially on the good work young people play in society.
Dan Harman, pastor of City Life Church, said: ‘It’s amazing that a group of South Koreans have come to Portsmouth to pray for and bless our city.
‘It’s been a real privilege to be part of hosting them and welcoming them to Portsmouth.
He added: ‘Their love, grace and humility is very evident.
‘And their passion for expressing their faith in God is very inspiring.’
The international visitors will be going to St Jude’s Church, in Kent Road, Southsea, and King’s Church, in Elm Grove, Southsea, tomorrow to meet worshippers.
They will then meet at the home of Portsmouth Christian Fellowship, in Havant Road, Drayton, on Sunday evening from 6.30pm.
The team have also been to see members at North End Baptist Church, in Powerscourt Road, this week.