God Opens the Door to Osan

“While I’m here in Korea, I’d like to visit Osan Air Base where Dad was stationed in the 70s” I told Adam one evening soon after my arrival.

Though executing smaller excursions can make long-distance travel less daunting, there was one factor that time couldn’t rectify: getting on post. As a civilian, it is impossible to enter a military base without being accompanied by a service man.

So that’s why I was so amazed when I received this e-mail a few short days later from a friend of Robert’s: “Hi James! Robert told me you’re in Korea! I’m stationed here [in the Army] about 3 hours south of Seoul. Let me know if you need anything OR if you travel south! Take care!”

Only God could have worked out something like this. No previous contact, no detailed planning, nothing whatsoever preceded his initial contact!

So by the 23rd, I was on the metro to visit Andy and his family at Osan Air Base. Another one of my dreams had come true, and I couldn’t help but think of Psalm 37:4: “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”

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Really, this is only the beginning of the story. God had an even bigger blessing in store at the end of the day. . . .


  1. Esther Staddon April 25, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    James! That was wonderful to hear about your trip to Osan! It’s so neat to think that you have been where we all talk about Dad being when he got the rhema “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of them that publish peace” Amazing!

  2. Matthew April 25, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this, that is neat to see another clear example of God working in our daily lives!

  3. Pln March 4, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

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