A meeting of cultures took place in Porthleven when 23 Korean bible college students spent five days in the area.

They shared their skills and also got to experience life in Cornwall, as part of a larger visit of 300 who travelled to places around the UK.

The purpose of their trip was to say thank you for the missionaries the UK had sent to Asia over the last century and give something back, praying and working with local churches to gain international experience.

In Porthleven they were hosted by the Porthleven Christian Fellowship, run by Pastor Glen and Sarah Chaplin.

During their trip they took part in a year seven assembly at Helston Community College and visited the music department, went to Carleen Day Care Centre where they sang, danced and prayed with members, and also shared their culture with young pupils of Porthleven Primary School.

Pastor Glen and Sarah organised a prayer evening, a Korean cultural evening with a Korean banquet that the visitors cooked and the group took part in the St Ives Music Festival with their drums.

They also served and sang at the Porthleven Seniors Lunch, and were involved in church services in Porthleven, Newlyn and Carleen.

The Korean visitors caused quite a stir as they performed an impromptu dance in their colourful costumes on Porthleven Harbour Head, as they congratulated a bride and groom who were having their photographs taken there.

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