Eugene Cho

happy birthday to me

Well, it’s my birthday this Saturday.  I’ve never asked for anything.  Never asked for a special party or even a cake; Never asked for any special toys or gadgets; Never asked for a payraise.  Never asked for any gifts or special perks. 

But this year, I’m asking.  I would like this…

roadtrek.jpg

A Roadtrek B Class RV.  Ok, I’m kidding. Sort of.  Someday, my dream is to drive around North American for couple years with my family…someday.

Actually, Minhee and I are getting more and more excited and scared about the possibility of starting another dream and conviction of a non-profit foundation in the next year.  Our hope is that this foundation will support causes of justice, compassion, and mercy – particularly for women and children – in the larger global community. When the time comes next year, you’ll be hearing more about this and we will be sincerely asking for your help. 

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11 Responses

  1. Reyes-Chow says:

    really E?!?!?!? Now if you could add some spinner to that bad boy, I might be with ya 😉

  2. Happy Birthday, Eugene!

    May your dream(s) come true, including a Roadtrek B Class RV. Too bad that wouldn’t take you to Russia!

    😉

    Leonid and Leanna Regheta
    Russian Covenant Ministries

  3. Esther says:

    God’s blessings on your birthday!!!
    I would buy you Haegendaz icecream, if you were here.

  4. Dan H says:

    You have totally asked for that before. Some of us have known you for a while, you know.

    Oh, and happy birthday!

  5. daniel so says:

    Eugene — Happy early birthday! I love how the background of the RV photo is all blurred — it’s not just a cruiser, it’s a *racing* cruiser! Glad to hear that there are more big dreams…

  6. abarclay12 says:

    That is one badass family cruiser. Good luck and happy early birthday.

  7. David Park says:

    happy birthday and yes, that is a sweet ride. hope you get it~

  8. Wayne Park says:

    happy happy birthday……

  9. tok cho says:

    happy birthday to yu eugene.
    It was good work for past meany years, keep it so many years to come.

    daddy

  10. […] the next “necessary” item, retirement plans, or even wanting to indulge in my dream toy.  The Scriptures speak much about the philosophy of stewardship including this from 1 Timothy […]

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Made it to 47 years old this psst week. Grateful for God's grace and all those who believed in me, prayed for me, encouraged me, invested in me, forgave me, fed me, loved me, and _____ me.

I've come a long way since my first school picture  at the age of 6 - the age I immigrated to the United States. And long way to go. You can do it, sun. Break through the clouds. I love her. Saturday morning date at Pike Market with @minheejcho. Enjoying the final day of sun before 6 months of rain and gray. Not lol'ing. Some of my moat memorable travels have been to Myanmar (otherwise known as Burma). In fact, the vision of @onedayswages began on my first visit to this country in 2006. On a recent visit, I began learning about the Rohingya people. Sadly, it has escalated to horrendous, genocidal proportions.

Thus far, about 500,000 people have been driven out from Myanmar through violence...with most going to Bangledesh...regulated to a massive refugee camp. Stateless. Undocumented. Minority groups. Dehumanized. Homes and villages destroyed. And so much more unspeakable atrocities.

Yes, it's complex and messy. It always is. But the root of this injustice as the case for so much brokeness in the world is the sin of dehumanizing one anotber as..."the other." May we see each person, including the Rohingya people, as one who is created in the image of God. It's the truth and the remedy to the incessant dehumanization that goes on in our world.

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