Eugene Cho

hawaii trip 1

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Why can’t we have beaches like this in Seattle? 

Rain has ceased and the sun’s out.  A little cloudy but no complaints since it shields us from the sun.  Maybe because it’s not yet the holidays or school break or there’s something we don’t know about, but we’ve been pleasantly surprised with the small crowds in Waikiki.  The beaches and pools seem very empty which is great for us.

Filed under: family, travel

5 Responses

  1. Leo says:

    hmm… the huge sewage spill was over 9 months ago… so must be something else going on…

  2. I was disillusioned with Hawaii when I discovered they imported sand from Australia to put on the Waikiki beach.

  3. e cho says:

    christine: you’ve joined destroyed my hawaiian worldview!

  4. BK says:

    Glad to hear you are enjoying yourselves. Your family deserves this nice vacation!

  5. beattieblog says:

    wow – good for you guys. Having been born in Hawaii but then moved to Walla Walla, WA at age 4, these kinds of pictures still make me ask “Why?”.

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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.

Lord, in your mercy. The obedience of discipleship which includes the work of justice is a marathon. It's long, arduous, and emotional. Be tenacious. But also take care of yourself. Create healthy rhythms. Don't burn out. We need you for the marathon. Friends, don't give up. Press on. In the midst of so much chaos in the world, may we continue to cling to the hope of the whole Gospel. May we cling unto Jesus:

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Miracle worker!
Promise keeper!
Light in the darkness!
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