Korea: Now It Only Takes 27 Hours…

When Hudson Taylor left England for China 140-odd years ago, the boat ride took 23 weeks. And he went alone. At 21 years old.

How times have changed. That’s Keith Bubalo (check out his blog) and me waiting for bags at the Incheon airport. We were just passing through en route to Busan, South Korea. We’ll be joining 16,000 thousand college students and CCC staff members from 127 countries this week. New pages will be written in missions history. Yes, we are here to hear from God and help change the world.

It only took me 27 hours door-to-door from Orlando to Busan hotel bed.
Lesson for aspiring world changers: There has never been a riper, more accessible time in world history to consider going to the remotest parts of the earth.

By Ken

Dr. Ken Cochrum (DMin, Bethel University) is Vice President of Global Digital Strategies at Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) in Orlando, Florida. An avid cyclist and aspiring guitarist, he also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He recently co-founded, a movement passionate about connecting people to Jesus using digital strategies. He previously served as vice president of Cru’s student-led movements worldwide. He and his wife Ann spent 13 years in East Asia where they raised their two children. Ken blogs regularly at

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