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World Mission Society Church of God is awarded Presidential Citation

World Mission Society Church of God is awarded Presidential Citation

World Mission Society Church of God receives award rarely given to Religious Institutions

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On May 29th, 2015 the World Mission Society Church of God received the Presidential Citation, the award given to the best and most successful organization. The Church of God was recognized by the Korean government for its devotional volunteer services such as marine environment protection and marine disaster relief carried out all across Korea.

Kim Young-Suk, the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, delivered the award certificate and the banner of the Presidential Citation to the Church of God at the award ceremony held at the Sejon Central Government Complex on June 8th, 2015. The World Mission Society Church of God was the only organization that received the group award that day.

Vice Minister Kim commended the Church of God:

The Church of God has become a spiritual anchor in the field of pain. You’ve shown a message of love to all people with your devotional efforts, and it is right to award you the Presidential Citation. We appreciate your hard work.”

Vice Minister Kim had watched the Church of God doing volunteer services such as providing free meals during the aftermath of the Sewol Ferry tragedy.

“Not to speak of the free meals you provided to many people without any complaint despite a long period of time, your smile and concerns toward the victims must’ve become a great consolation. We hope that you will lead Korea well with such a mindset. We will remember your love and devotion forever.

Pictures Courtesy of english.watv.org

Receiving the award, Joo-Cheol Kim the General Pastor of the World Mission Society Church of God said:

“So far, our Church members all across the country have helped our neighbors and society with one mind despite their busy daily lives. All this could be possible because at the center of all our activities, there were the teachings of God who has shown us the examples of giving love and serving others. We will continue to give our helping hand to the best of our ability with the mind of a mother who takes care of her family with love.

The World Mission Society Church of God took the lead in relief and recovery efforts in various disaster areas: cleaning up the oil spill around Taean, which was a large-scale national disaster, and free meal service at the Oil spill affected area in Yeousu, and typhoon relief efforts in Goseong, Gyongna Province, and Wando and Jundo in Jeonnam Province. For the victims of the Sewol Ferry tragedy, which anguished the entire nation, the members from the Churches of God in Jeonnam Province carried out free meal services for 44 days, taking over 700 man-days to share in their sorrow. The World Mission Society Church of God continues to clean harbors and seashores that are ailing because of climate change and contamination.

However, the volunteer work the World Mission Society Church of God performs is not done to simply win awards. This award as well as others given to the Church show the important role the Church of God plays in society, and how important it is to have a Church like the World Mission Society Church of God in every community.

Why is winning this award significant?

World Mission Society Church of God Presidential Citation
picture courtesy of english.watv.org

There are several reasons why winning this award is significant, not only for the merits that led to the award being granted, but also to show how the World Mission Society Church of God is not out there getting awards for doing nothing.

The winning of this award totally discredits the critics who bring unfounded accusations against the World Mission Society Church of God. First, the fact that the Church is receiving this award from the Korean government shows that the Church is recognized as a beneficial organization to society. In Korea where the Church is rooted, it has had more time to show the advantages the World Mission Society Church of God provides to the communities they are a part of. I have heard critics say that the Church is seen from a negative viewpoint in Korea, but the truth of the matter is that this is not the case, and the awarding of the Presidential Citation proves it.

Second, the World Mission Society Church of God receives awards from several different types of organization and government officials. Yet, biased critics say that the Church is somehow fabricating these awards or receiving them fraudulently.

How difficult is it for organizations to receive this award?

The Presidential Citation has greater value than other merits, as recipients are determined after a closer examination and confirmation process, involving a stringent candidate selection and a lengthy achievement review. Each candidate must undergo a review process with several steps before they are granted the award, and this process is especially difficult for a religious organization to complete successfully.

1st. The first step that the Church had to pass in order to be selected as a group award recipient of the Presidential Group Citation was the open verification from people, which took place for a month. The award givers introduced the volunteer activities that the Church has done for the past 8 years on the Internet, giving whoever doesn’t agree with the Presidential Group Citation being awarded to the Church a chance to make an objection. However for the whole month not one single person objected to giving the award to the Church or gave a reason why the WMSCOG shouldn’t be awarded.

2nd. The second step that the Church had to pass was a background check. They carried out a background investigation to see if the Church evoked criticism in society or committed a crime. But this only proved that the Church is a clean organization with no criminal background.

3rd. The third step was the screening from the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries at the Public Committee meeting. Civilians as well as public officials are present at this meeting. Although more than half of the committee was composed of individuals who are of different religions, including some who disagree with the beliefs of our Church, none of the committee members were able to make an objection to the volunteer efforts of the Church

4th. When the screening of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries was over, the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs did a screening to decide whether the Church deserves the award or not. Ultimately, the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs came to the conclusion that the World Mission Society Church of God deserves the Presidential Citation for the dedication they have made for the nation and the people.

5th. But that was not it. The last screening was done at the Cabinet meeting. However, even the high government officials agreed that the works of the World Mission Society Church of God are worthy of the Presidential Citation. No one objected, and the Church passed that step as well.

6th. In this way, the President of South Korea received approval to give the Presidential Group Citation to the World Mission Society Church of God, and this is how the Church was granted the award.

Among all Korean government awards, the most honorable award for an individual is the Order of Merit, and the equivalent to that for a group or an organization is the Presidential Citation. Usually, this award is given to a group or an organization that provided good services in a certain field for over five years, and it is unheard-of for a religious group to receive the award. The fact that the World Mission Society Church of God received this award shows how the teachings of the Church allow members to become exemplary citizens and contributors to the betterment of society.

The Church in the United States carries out the same work.

As we can see through the video above the same work of aiding communities during times of need is carried out by the Churches in the United States. The great work of the Church has allowed them to receive numerous awards in the United States, not to mention the President’s Volunteer Service award in 2011, 2014, and 2015.

Is this work only a PR stunt, as claimed by critics?

The critics of the World Mission Society Church of God say that the volunteer efforts of the Church of God are only a PR Stunt. These accusations come from people who are religiously intolerant and who have no idea what it takes to perform community services.

World Mission Society Church of God Critic - PR Stunt

When disasters take place, do these critics do anything to help or comfort those in distress?

This brings me to an idea I have been developing, and this type of claim is the perfect evidence. I have been doing some research on how the motives of the self-proclaimed “cult experts” are no different from the motives of the individuals who led the witch-hunts in Europe during the Middle Ages. In other words, the actions these people have taken against the World Mission Society Church of God and its members is a modern day witch-hunt — there I said it! Now, this idea is something, which I hope to develop in due time, but just to prove a point let me give you an example.

Witch Hunt - Was a profitable business

At the time when the witch-hunts were taking place in Europe, it was a lucrative business that allowed Roman Catholic priests to take over the estate of the women who were accused as witches. When a woman was accused of being a witch, regardless of what she did, it was very hard for her to prove her innocence. At times, even though the accused had a good reputation or was considered to be a good citizen, she was said to portray herself that way as a cover up, for witches had the power to do this.

Something similar to this was done to Jesus 2,000 years ago. When Jesus drove out demons, the Pharisees said the only reason He was able to drive out demons was by the prince of demons.

Luke 11:14-15 – Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed. But some of them said, “By Beelzebub, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons.

As we can see through the two cases above, people will always have something to say.

The World Mission Society Church of God will continue its good works.

Following the teachings of God the Mother, the World Mission Society Church of God helps communities throughout the whole world. In every community and in every country the World Mission Society Church of God is located, the officials and the neighbors praise the work of the Church. As you can see through the video above, the people who praise the Church are government officials and agencies, while the people who criticize and speak negatively only do it behind anonymous names on phony forums and blogs. You decide — whose testimony is more valid? 

Contrary to what people would want you to believe, the World Mission Society Church of God is a great Church helping families and communities all over the world. People will have a difference in beliefs, but that does not mean an organization is “evil” or “wrong.” A church should be judged according to its adherence to the teachings of the Bible and how it contributes to the community. When we look at the World Mission Society Church of God we can see it follows the teachings of the Bible and it helps the communities around them.

If you would like to know more about the good deeds of the World Mission Society Church of God visit your closest Church of God and ask how you can participate in our next community service.

Comments

  1. Rashaad P.

    Wow! This is quite a prestigious award! There is no way that anything negative could be said about the hard work and selfless effort the church had made to benefit their local communities.

    I can’t think of a church that receives so many awards with such a pure background. The WMSCOG is the best church in all aspects.

    • Vicky

      Right! The World Mission Society Church of God delivers God’s love.
      The WMSCOG is perfect church which God established

  2. Reading this article just makes you proud that I made a contribution in getting the award and being part of a great organization. Even though I made a little effort, but because of all the little efforts that where put in all the events and volunteer services we have done, gave us a huge recognition and a big award that was not only in Korea but here in the US. a lot of successful volunteer services where made. I have been a part of the efforts but when I was cleaning or helping I was having fun doing it. When you are a part of these services you want do it with the kindness of your heart and people really see that when we help them out.

  3. Quinn

    What a powerful article! After seeing this I can’t find any reason why people would want to slander the World Mission Society Church of God but as the article says people will always have something to say.
    James 2:17-19 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.
    God’s true church can be recognized by faith working together with deeds. Judge for yourself, are these not the deeds of God’s children?

  4. Davina

    I’m so thankful for all the awards received because it really shows that even though we didn’t do any of these volunteer works for an award …they continuously came flooding in ….this proves that the World Mission Society Church of God is a great Church filled with God’s love! Although others may disagree with what we believe (even though it is in the Bible) they definitely cannot say anything about how we try our best to deliver God’s love to others around us!

  5. Carlo

    Wow, that’s incredible that WMSCOG recieved such awards! Now these critics that spread false rumors will have to think twice before doing anything. However when looking at the volunteer service that the WMSCOG does, they truly do it with all their heart. So it’s definitely fitting that they recieved such an award.

  6. Wesley

    This is a very big deal! Thanks to the work of our Heavenly Mother we out performed all other organizations both religious and secular! Let’s continue to shine the light of God Elohim!

  7. Yanci V

    I have always been a proud member of the church of God and now I am overwhelmed with joy after hearing that we received the presidential citation award! It is such an honor to be part of a pure, clean and heartfelt organization. From day one I have only received love and was able to serve my community by following the example of Christ. I hope before anyone hears bad ‘rumors’ of the church, you check it out or even join one of our community service and then judge for yourself. You will realize how beautiful the organization is. If we were a cult or a bad church why would receive such a high prestigious award? Think about it 🙂

  8. Whitney K.

    I am so honored and blessed to be a part of such an amazing organization. The World Mission Society Church of God is without a doubt Gods TRUE church!

    “Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” – 1 Peter 2:12

    Though some people may slander and speak ignorantly against our church, it is impossible to hide the love of God that heals all nations! God fulfills all prophecy in the WMSCOG.. and has touched so many lives across the world with beautiful acts of love through community service.

    “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” – Revelation 21:4

    Thanks to God who cares for every single soul and stops at no expense to comfort Their children.

  9. Paola Rendon

    Reading this article makes me feel once again so blessed to be part of this organization. All the hard work the members of the WMSCOG must have done and continue to do to receive such awards, is truly amazing! How great is to see everyone having the same mind, helping others without expecting anything in return but doing it from the heart. This can only be possible because we follow the teachings of God who gives the best example and pure love to the world.

  10. Serene

    I am so proud of the Church of God of receiving the award, this encourages me to boast about God the Father and God the Mother more. They are the Ones that teach us how to be the salt and light of the world and give us love to share to the people. How can the the Church of God be a bad church when all we learn to do is to give love and serve others?

  11. Nicole Sara

    It’s crazy about how much this church is the true God’s church in these last days. Like the good Samaritan in the bible who showed love to a dying person, the World Mission Society Church of God really shows love to everyone they meet willingly. I’m so happy and thankful to be a part of the truth and this church! Thank you God Elohim for allowing me to come to you. This award is so amazing. It shows everyone that we ARE a good church despite any false rumors, and through that anyone can see for themselves by studying there that there is the 100% truth in the bible. With all the community service not one member ever says they did it for themself! Everyone works in great unity and harmony for the glory of God. We have nothing to hide because we are amazing! I love this church!

  12. Brandon

    Not that I needed more of a reason to be proud of belonging to the Church of God, but this is awesome! I went to many churches in the past and while some occasionally did things for their community, it’s such an exciting feeling to take part in community service events that are orchestrated on a global scale by people who love God as much as I do. In Matthew 5 : 13, Jesus encouraged his disciples to be the salt of the earth. Why? Because salt preserves, and in this world where disasters are happening at every turn, this teaching of Christ is desperately needed. I’m so glad to be taking part in fulfilling this mission with the Church of God.

    Isaiah 6:8 “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!'”

  13. Khalli

    It’s amazing to see that even the leaders of other church organizations who don’t agree with the WMSCOG’s teachings, which come directly from the bible, can’t deny their selfless volunteer efforts! There’s no other church in the world that displays the true love of God more than the WMSCOG!

  14. DJ

    When I heard about this award. I Was shocked as to how meticulous and stringent the process of election was. For a church which is regarded ( by its enemies and or competition ) as bad, evil, destructive etc. to be awarded an honor of this magnitude from a government which must protect the interest and public opinions of its president is quite the difficult task to say the least. From what I understand the government had to do a pretty thorough research on the church and for the government and all of its agents and agencies not to come up with anything on the WMSCOG is telling you something. So no matter how much criticism the church may get at times we definitely should analyze who it’s coming from. No matter what efforts are made against the church it still stands strong. When I see news like this I am reminded of Gods word,
    “Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.””
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭5:38-39‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  15. This really proves that the World Mission Society : Church of God is the greatest church. Inspiring all ages, all nations, and all people’s of the world to share in love for one another. This growth could only be possible thanks to the love of God, whom the members follow the example of, found in the church.

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