Japan - Sam Won

"By faith Abraham ... obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going." - Hebrews 11:8

I want to be a man of faith. There are plenty of moments where I wrestle with doubt, unbelief, and wondering how much smaller my faith is than a mustard seed, but at the end of the day, I still want to be a man of faith. In February I will be flying out to Japan in complete faith. For the past several months, God had been highlighting the nation of Japan through the strangest of ways (you can ask me to share the whole story in person!). Ultimately it came to a point where I could no longer ignore these "signs", so I said "yes" to whatever God wants. I believe God has something there for me personally, but even more so for what is to come. For Pursuit NYC, for The Sycomore, for our region, and beyond. But at the end of the day, I feel as though God wanted me to go for no other reason than to go in obedience and faith.

I will be flying on February 2nd and will be returning February 18th. I am currently still in the process of mapping out the time there, but have plans to visit Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, as well as visiting friends and family in Korea before returning home. I am not sure what to expect, but believe God will lead as He has done this whole time up to this point. I have no real agenda or need to achieve or accomplish, but am going in faith believing God is asking for simple childlike trust. I am not hoping to meet God there, but believing I will meet Him in ways like never before. The deep longing of my heart at this point of my life is to know Him more. The question that is burning is, "God, are You really who You say You are or are You just someone I've read about?" If He is indeed the same God of the Bible, of Abraham, Moses, David, Elijah, Peter, Paul, etc., I want to see You in that way. I want to walk with You in that way... And I believe this trip will be part of that journey.

My dream for this trip is that God will supernaturally open doors that only He can open. Doors that even if I knew existed, it would be humanly impossible without divine intervention and leading. If you would like to know more information about the trip (and the crazy story leading up to it), feel free to contact me! If you would like partner financially as well, it would be a big help. Above all though, your prayers is much needed and will make the difference. Thank you!

To contact Sam Won, email him at sam@pursuitnyc.org