Friday, June 29, 2007


Hi from Busan!

HI everyone! We are safely in Korea, though my clothes and bedding decided to stay in the United States! But everone has been very nice here, and they helped us get set up for the night last night.

Our official welcome to Pusan was some lovely Korean ladies waving CM2007 signs, followed by an Aussie singalong on our bus. The Aussie men love to sing much more than American men. THey have strong voices. It was great fun (probably even more fun if you're not jet lagged). I don't know if I'll have more time to write this week, but I'll try to if I have a chance!

So far we've seen people coming to CM07 from east asia, singapore, australia, jamaica, botswana, zimbabwe and of course Korea since arriving!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


The Gathering...

People all over the world are flying, driving, boating, walking or swimming their way to CM07. I'm on the road, too. My wife and I are getting ready to settle in for our last night of sleep in the United States for a week or so. Feels good! Feels exciting!

See you all in KOREA!!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007



from the good folk in charge:

Can you believe it? Just 10 more days and we will be together in Busan Korea celebrating the Lord's goodness and believing Him together for the campuses of the World!

However, in order for our Korean brothers and sisters to greet you, and get you to your housing assignment we desperately need to make sure that each participant's information is correct on the Online Registration System. This is a reminder that this information is due today!

The Flight Arrival and Departure information for each participant must be updated in the CM2007 Online Registration System by Wednesday June 20th. This information must include your final airport arrival destination in Korea (for example enter ICN for Seoul Incheon airport, or PUS for Pusan Gimhei airport). Arrival date, time, airline and flight number must all also be input. Korea CCC desperately needs this information immediately in order to prepare transportation to CM2007 for participants upon arrival.

NOTE: If this information is not provided or is incorrect, we can not guarantee transportation to the BEXCO conference site and you may be responsible for your own transport at your own expense.

Friday, June 15, 2007


following the leader

During my deovtional time today I read a couple verses I wanted to share here. Sometimes we are looking for direction, and it seems impossible to do the things God has called us to do. He says, "Go this way" but we see an ocean of impossibility between us and his direction.

One of the Psalmists writes,

"Your path led through the sea,
your way through the mighty waters,
though your footprints were not seen.
You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron." (Psalm 77:19-20)

He can lead us through those impossible places, because he can cause any ocean in our way to become dry land. We just have to trust him, and follow!

Thursday, June 14, 2007



At left you will find a photo of my good buddy, Keith Bubalo. Or, as I like to call him, Keith Blogalo.

He refers to me as Matt Blogalotos instead of Matt Mikalatos. It's a joke, see? We are making fun of each other's names.

Mr. Blogalo, er, I mean Bubalo is on the leadership team for CM07. Yes, he is one of the big, important people.

He has been blogging about his thoughts and experiences on his blog, the Global Road. He wrote me today and said that he's planning to write something about Korea pretty much every day from here up to the conference, so stop by and say hello. He's a friendly fellow. And he doesn't bite, except when he's eating.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007



Check this site out!

It shows a lot of campuses around the world that are a priority for us to reach!

Not all of them, of course, but the map and the list are cool!


How to Find Me

Today I got an e-mail from two friends of mine. We used to do ministry together in a large country that I can't mention right now, and we haven't seen each other for three years.

Their names are Chin Leng and Lisa.

I love these guys. In addition to being unfailingly nice, they are also godly, enjoyable people to be around. And, Chin Leng is very good at ping pong. I knew they had moved home to Singapore around the same time that we moved home to the USA from living overseas, but I wasn't sure where they were anymore. I had even asked a friend who worked in Singapore just last week if he knew them (he didn't).

BUT, here's the cool thing: Chin Leng and Lisa are coming to CM07! Which means I will get to see them in Korea! I am really excited about this.

It brings up this problem, though. How will I find them among the THOUSANDS of people at the Bexco Arena? In fact, multiple people have said they will see me in Korea. But how will I find them? I'm just not sure.

So I've come up with some possible solutions to help you find me.

1) I will bring a pet hawk. This way, if you are looking for me, you can ask people, "Have you seen Matt Mikalatos?" "I don't know who that is," they will say. "The guy with the hawk." "Oh yeah, there he is on the other side of the arena." Every once a while I can make the hawk fly up into the air and circle around and then come back to me so you can see where I am sitting.

2) Wear distinctive clothing. If you have an outfit that no one else has, bring it along. Just remember that if it is really large and bulky, you might not have room to pack it. Like if you are bringing an outfit that makes you look like a giant piece of cheese.

3) Hire a ninja. Not only are ninja trained to quickly scan a crowd, they can do it quietly so that they don't disturb anyone who is paying attention to the conference. Of course, if you're like me you probably don't have the money to hire a ninja. But maybe the conference will make some complimentary ninja available for all of us to share.

That's all I've come up with so far. I'm sure you all have some better ideas. Feel free to share them here in the comments section. In the meantime, I'll be the guy in the cheese suit with the pet hawk, sitting next to the ninja.


Cool CM07 websites

Well, I've been digging around over on the CM07 website and they've been adding a lot of cool things over there. Here's some of what you can find:

Packing lists
travel logistics
A very cool list of how many people are coming and from which countries
The CM07 radio drive
Some of the seminars that will be offered
information about praying for CM07

Also, I think you should check out the discussion board. I didn't even know about this thing until tonight. So go discuss things. :)

Friday, June 08, 2007


Tallest Building In Asia

The Millenium Tower, currently under construction in Busan, is going to be the tallest building in Asia! 560 meters!

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