Eugene Cho

One Day’s Wages celebrates 3 years: A personal invitation to the Annual Gala.


I want to invite you to join Minhee and I at our Annual ODW Gala on Friday, November 30, 2012. Whether you’re in Seattle, the Pacific NW, or anywhere, we’d be honored by your presence and support.

In three years, we have had over 10,000 people from around the world join the ODW movement. In addition, we’ve had numerous partnerships with musicians, artists, companies, and other organizations. Thus far, we’ve invested in 35 different projects around the world including our latest one to provide heart surgeries for 20 Iraqi children and provide 5000+ hours of training for Iraqi medical professionals so that in the future, they can perform these surgeries on their own.

From our inception, ODW has raised over $1.35 million dollars and our pledge is to invest 100% of donations in projects to empower those living in extreme poverty. Because of this pledge, the Annual Gala is the one public event that we ask supporters to donate directly to our operations. The funds raised tonight will help ensure that we are able to continue our mission of alleviating extreme global poverty and continue our commitment to allocating 100% of donations to projects to empower the poor.

Again, we’d be honored if you’d join us for the Gala.

If you’re unable to join us this evening, we hope you’ll consider making a donation to our operations in honor of our 3 year anniversary.

One Day’s Wages is you, me, us, and them all working together – with dignity and integrity – towards a more beautiful, just, and compassionate world.

Filed under:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

stuff, connect, info

One Day’s Wages

My Instagram

The Western Wall in Old City of Jerusalem (aka The Wailing Wall) - from the Second Jewish Temple.

I'm hoping to share a few stories of people that I met (Jewish, Muslims, and Christians) in the Holy Land in the days to come. One of our Palestinian tour guides said to me, "You will leave with more questions...and that's a good thing." He was absolutely right. We want everything so nicely packaged but if we're honest, it's very rare in a broken, complex world...and I can't think of too many things more complex than the situation in Israel and Palestine.

While I certainly understand and resonate with Israel and its history and its need to protect itself from harm, one can't deny the history and existence of Palestine as well. 
Is peace possible? This was the focus of my trip to the Holy learn more about the conflict and those that are working towards peace. My friend, Scott (and other pastor), Mae (our guide) and I had the privilege of going to a Jewish synagogue this past Friday. We were then hosted by a local rabbi and his family for a Shabbat meal. It was marvelous. Incredible. Illuminating. Delicious. A true honor to be invited to his home with his wife and three children. To pray, learn, share, and ask questions. 
What I loved the most was the story of how Rabbi Daniel and his wife rented a bus to take 15 of their friends to the West Bank ... to see for themselves the impact of the wall and the Israeli policies. Some of their friends had never even entered the West Bank...don't personally know a Palestinian. It's impossible to work towards peace when we don't know anyone from the other side...when we don't understand the other side.

Thank you, Rabbi Daniel. Old Jerusalem. So many stories. So much history. The synagogue in Capernaum (Galilee) where Jesus began his public ministry. He taught with authority... Pray for your pastors and teachers...that they may teach with courage, conviction, humility, and ultimately, directing people to Christ - the Word made flesh.

Speaking of, so excited to be teaching at @Quest Church tomorrow. If you're in the Seattle area, join us. A glimpse of Jordan River where John baptized Jesus. "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." What amazes me most about this event is about...timing and patience. For Christ, it wasn't about "if" but about "when." In a world of supersonic pace,  impatience, quick results, hurry and now and NOW...Jesus waited for the Father's timing. He was patient and faithful. I need to learn that waiting on the Lord in itself isn't apathy but rather an act of faith. The town of Bethlehem and at the site of the cave (aka manger) of the birth of Christ.

One of the highlights was a class of Palestinian Muslims and Christian kids in a local public school singing a Christmas carol for us in Bethlehem...just across the Shepherd's Field. Galilee. Surreal to be at the mountainside where Jesus delivered "The Sermon on the Mount" ... aka The Beatitudes. Walking around praying for Paris, Beirut, Istanbul, Nigeria, Mali, Palestine/Israel... This verse is so particularly important in light of all the violence in the world. "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God." - Matthew 5:9

my tweets

  • Sermons aren’t just from pulpits. They’re preached around kitchen tables, on streets, in boardrooms…even on a bus: || 1 hour ago
  • In honor of Rosa Parks: Quiet, confident, strong, courageous, prophetic...and a follower of Christ. Preach, Rosa! - || 10 hours ago
  • Garrett Swasey: Christ Follower, Husband, Father, Pastor, & Police Officer. We see you. We honor you. Rest in peace: || 3 days ago
  • RIP Officer Garrett Swasey. We lift your wife, kids, church in heart & prayers. Thank you for your courage & faith:… || 3 days ago
  • RT @pastorbrady: We're so thankful today for all the first responders in Colorado Springs. You are heroes and deserve our respect and praye… || 3 days ago
  • Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Eat lots. Sleep lots. Enjoy your loved one lots. Thank God especially lots. || 5 days ago



Blog Stats

  • 3,318,555 hits

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,332 other followers