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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This was 10 years ago. I dominated my son in wrestling and I know what you're thinking, "How could you employ a rear chokehold armbar kimura on your own son?" Hey, a competition is a competition.

I love you, son. The world is broken. This ia a sad truth. But the story of redemption is not yet finished. God is not yet done. This is the ultimate Truth. Have hope. Press on. Ten years ago, I witnessed one of those "God things" when a church called Interbay Covenant Church gave itself, its legacy, and a building property worth $7 million dollars to @seattlequest. We were then only 5 years old.

Quest is an urban, multiethnic churchplant that started in 2001. We rented the facilities at Interbay Covenant Church - a predominantly older, mostly Anglo congregation with a rich 65 years history. After some time, Pastor Ray Bartel (senior pastor, Interbay) approached me with a "crazy idea" of Interbay "dying to itself and giving itself to Quest" for the sake of the greater Kingdom and the coming generations.

This eventually led to three years of many conversations and prayers. On June 3, 2007, the two churches officially came together to become one church. In giving itself, Interbay also shared their leadership, legacy, and stories. They also gave all of their assets without any strings and without any debt.

Their radical generosity and courage is what enabled Quest to grow - not just numerically - but deeper in discipleship, and deeper in missions - to the city of Seattle and beyond. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of this merger, we created a short film (check my FB page to see the video) to tell the story - so that our church and the next generations may never forget and that the larger Church may be stirred and encouraged by a greater Kingdom vision.

Thank you, Interbay! The NBA season is over but the hustle and grind continues for my daughter. We argue sometimes but I love training my daughter. She's working hard for her senior year next year. Starting point guard. She's improved a lot. She's one of the quickest players on the floor and has a great midrange jumper. But trying to get her to keep working on her handles, using her off hand and shoulder to protect the ball,  staying and dribbling the ball lower to the ground, and playing aggressive and downhill while remaining in control. That's what we're working on this week. #hoopdreams #ChovarBall Reunited with my favorite elephant, Buh'loom. We bonded earlier this year and I'd like to think that she recognized my voice. Also, appreciate learning about ethical and sustainable eco-tourism. Anywhere. Everywhere. Night markets are the best.

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