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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