Kim, In-Kwon and Jeong-Seok - Tonga

In-Kwon and Jeong-Seok Kim are missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene and serve in Tonga, South Pacific. They were born in Korea.

In-Kwon received a B.A. degree in English Education and a Secondary Education Teaching Certificate from Korea University in Seoul, Korea. He received a M.S.W in Social Welfare from Choong-Ang University in Seoul, and in 2005 he was presented with a B.Min from Laidlaw College in Auckland, New Zealand. 

Jeong-Seok received a B.A. degree in English Education and a Secondary Education Teaching Certificate from Kyung-Hee University in Seoul. From Laidlaw College in Auckland, New Zealand, she received a Dip.Couns. in 2006.

For more than ten years, In-Kwon and Jeong-Seok helped the disabled children In Korea. Afterwards, they served the street children and slum dwellers in Kenya for several years. They then studied theology and counselling in New Zealand and In-Kwon was ordained by the New Zealand district in 2006. 

From 2007, they took on leadership of the Mango Tree Centre, a compassionate ministry for the disabled in Tonga. Mango Tree Center ministry offers a holistic and family centered rehabilitation service for people with disabilities. In Tonga, the parents of the disabled children believe disabilities are punishments from God for the parents' sin. By demonstrating the love of Jesus, In-Kwon and Jeong-Seok serve the disabled who are isolated by their community. They also serve their families who are suffering under shame and guilt.

The Kims have three children and a granddaughter. Paul majored in Clinical Psychology from the University of Auckland in NZ and is married to Dorothy and has a one year old daughter, Yooha. Maria double majored in French and Film, TV and Media Studies in her B.A. and received a Masters in Screenwriting from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. At the moment (2007), she is teaching English at a school in Korea. David, our ten year old youngest son, is living with the Kims in Tonga.



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In-Kwon

Born in Korea, South

Jeong-Seok

Born in Korea, South

Children

  • Hyong-Chan
  • Hyong-Eun
  • Hyong-Seok

Home District: South Korea National

Home Church: Yong-chon

Home Assignment Dates:

Jun 28, 2017 - Jul 20, 2017

Service History:
  • 2015 - Present , Tonga
  • 2013 - 2012 , Tonga
  • 2013 - 2014 , Tonga
  • 2011 - 2012 , Tonga
  • 2007 - 2010 , Tonga