John-Michael Becker

Tips for Counseling People

Over the years of serving at the orphanage and also being a pastor, mentor, and counselor, I’ve learned that counseling is so much more than just words and advice. According to different studies our words only account for 7% of our communication while our tone has much more influence at 38%. Nonverbal elements like posture and gesture…

2016 Arts and Crafts Camp Video

This past January we held our 8th annual Arts and Crafts Camp. Here is the video from the camp. For pictures and stories from the camp please see this previous blog post:  http://www.comequicklyministries.org/blog/arts-and-crafts-camp-2016-jerusalem-ministry/ Special thanks to Jisu Choi for putting together the video! =)

Good Sleep and Hearing From God

The correlations between getting good sleep and hearing from God are surprising. In the Bible God spoke the most often to people while they were asleep, whether through dreams or through night visions. Here are a few of those correlations… Keys for Good Sleep 1. A safe, comfortable place For starters, if you want good sleep then…

2nd Annual Jerusalem Ministry Basketball Camp

This past January we held our 2nd annual basketball camp for boys from two different children’s homes. We held it at Seoul National University’s basketball gym. The boys and volunteers were each given two of our ministry’s t-shirts (one black, one white). We held drills each morning and then played 3 on 3 and then…

My Korean TV Interview

Near the end of November 2015 my wife Sky and I were interviewed on a Christian cable TV show. The interview was about how God led me to Korea, my work here, our marriage, and Oak Tree Project. The episode was aired in December and I’m now able to release it publicly. I apologize that there…

Determining Someone’s Worth

In the movie “The Martian” Matt Damon is left stranded on the planet Mars with his fellow astronauts believing he had passed away from a bad storm. Later they discover he is still alive and a huge rescue mission is put in motion in order to bring him home. Billions of dollars and the focus and…

Arts and Crafts Camp 2016 (Jerusalem Ministry)

Last week we held our 8th annual Arts and Crafts Camp for 3rd to 6th grade girls from orphanages around the city. This year we had 43 girls participate from 8 different homes along with 52 volunteers/staff. The following picture is of all us together on the last day after ice skating… As with every…

Physical Affection While Dating

There are different levels of physical affection for a dating couple and a progression in passion depending on the affection… 1. Holding hands… feels amazing in the beginning, but not something people would term as “passionate.” It can definitely cause a bond between two people to grow quicker. 2. Cuddling together… this can become passionate depending on…

Seoul Children’s Home Basketball Tournament

  This past Saturday was the annual Seoul children’s home basketball tournament. It was played at a large Catholic home (800+ kids having their own soccer field, basketball court, and swimming pool).   My best player, Il Ho, tore his ACL a few weeks ago playing soccer and finally had surgery last week. He was still able…

Disobedient Children

The following video went viral today of a school police officer grabbing a student at her desk and throwing her to the ground. It is disturbing to watch and immediately all sorts of judgments are being made. Apparently the student was told to stop a certain behavior (cell phone? chewing gum?) and kept refusing, to the point that…

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