What are Footstool Fridays? This fall, Footstool launched Footstool Fridays as events open to the public on the last Friday of each month. In our fall series titled "Walking Justly," each event highlighted the extraordinary stories of ordinary people taking action for justice and allowed attendees to engage with key justice issues.
Our first event in October featured a film screening of Blood Brother. The film documents the story of Rocky Braat, a young American, who met a group of children at an HIV orphanage while traveling across India. Finding he could not help the children out of their current situation, Rocky did the only thing he knew he could do: he left everything behind in the U.S. and moved to India to work in the orphanage. Through the film, we were able to get a glimpse of the suffering and pain the children face, but we also saw Rocky’s heart for the children and how he is able to love them unconditionally. Blood Brother is a very emotional film that captures how an ordinary person can be moved to action and love even in the midst of profound suffering. We had the pleasure of hosting Rocky for a Q&A session after the screening of the film to hear more details about his work, ministry, and life in India. If you are interested in giving to Rocky's ministry, please click HERE.
For our second event, we invited Pastor Yoo Dae Yeol from Hanaro Church to share his testimony. Pastor Yoo shared his amazing personal story of coming to faith in Christ and his church’s ministry to marginalized groups here in Seoul. Pastor Yoo also held a time for Q&A, and the event concluded with the entire audience gathering around to pray for Pastor Yoo and his ministry.
We concluded our fall series by hosting a screening of the film The Drop Box. Inspired by his love for his own disabled son, Pastor Lee and his wife began taking in disabled children, whose parents could not raise them. Orphaned babies began to arrive at his doorstep. One day, after finding an abandoned baby in a cardboard box outside his door, he was horrified by the idea of what could have happened if he had not discovered the child sooner in the freezing cold. Thus, in 2009, Pastor Lee built a "baby box" on the side of his house, and he has been taking in unwanted babies ever since. We invited Pastor Lee and his wife to share about their ministry firsthand. As Pastor Lee spoke, this humble and faithful man of God emanated pure love. His lifelong devotion and sacrifice have demonstrated so clearly that every human life is precious and valued in God's eyes.
Thanks for joining us for our Footstool Friday events this fall! With your help, we were able to raise a total of 3.8 million KRW to help the ministries we featured. We are excited to bring you more great events in the future, and we look forward to seeing you again in the spring of 2017!
Do you have any ideas for upcoming Footstool Fridays? We would love to hear from you. Contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org.