You Can Make a World Full of Lives!
Ha Seon Gyu (President of Busan YWCA)
God is happy with enlarging membership
The owner of YWCA is member and the main power of YWCA movements comes from members. I believe that God is happy with enlarging YWCA membership because YWCA members could be the light and the salt of the world.
We meet many people while recruiting members. You know and have good acquaintances? If so, you must be living a jewellike life. But, recruiting members is such an obstacle race that we could face refusal and indifference while trying to make our friends to be members of YWCA. We, however, have to go forward believing in God's help. Please remember what the Bible says to us. "The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.(John 8:29)" He is always with us while we are doing what pleases him.
We have to pray for our 'objects' to make them involve in YWCA movements. It must be amazing experience. Recruiting members is kind of prayer movement.
Love your neighbors
Knowing your neighbors and local community is so important for enlarging membership. The proportion of buddhist population is relatively high in Busan city but Busan YWCA has been teaching Koreans to buddhist saints regardless of religion. During the one-year of Korean education course, they got to know Jesus naturally and became christians. Enlarging membership depends on how much you know and love your neighbors.
Honorably but with a mission
Recruiting members has to be systematic and strategic. All borad members, committee members, and staffs should set the goals and strategies together and check them regularly. Those who recruited many new members deserve to get an award. Also, we need a plan to move our objects. For example, for one corporation member, we sent a cake and hand-written card to the owner of that company and make him look like respectable boss. These all procedures of recruiting members could be a chance to foster our ability to guide people. Please be honorable when you try to recruit new member. Think this is a work for God not me. No need to force them and no need to beg them. You have to be proud of joining this movement with a mission.
The power of YWCA comes from membership. To enlarge the kingdom of God, let all YWCAs join this recruiting members movement.