Eugene Cho

496 posts, 7204 comments, 33604 spam, and $20,400 raised

I’ve been encouraged by the number of folks that read my blog.  I had no idea that people had nothing better to do.  According to the blog’s statistics since its inception in 2006, I’ve written 496 posts, received about 517,300+ hits and 7219 comments, and 33,746 pieces of spam.  The blog averages about 900 visitors each day although a good handful are from weirdos that google “beautiful depraved Asian cuties.”  What a huge disappointment it must be for them to stumble onto a pastor’s blog!

I want to thank you for reading my blog and I do hope that the blog is a source of encouragement to you in some way or another.  I have certainly enjoyed the opportunity to share my vomitaceous thoughts and through this blog, connecting with people both in Seattle and around the world, Christians and non-Christians, bloggers and non-bloggers, and people that share some of my convictions and others that don’t.

Now that I’ve kissed your arse and buttered you up, I am inviting my blog subscribers, readers, supporters, antagonists, surfers, and stalkers to show some love for this blog by making a small donation to help us fight global poverty through the newly formed secure link [via Paypal].

We’ve been only able to share our vision through this blog, Facebook, emails, and word of mouth, but nevertheless, we are excited for the growing momentum.  As of today, we’ve already raised $20,400 in donations and pledgesOur hope is to raise an additional $79,600 to total $200,000 [incl. our pledge] before we officially launch the poverty organization in January 2009 [tentatively].  Through the vision of the org, we know we can help make a  significant difference in the world.

If you enjoy this blog, would you support our vision by making a donation and sharing this vision with others?  If you’d rather mail in your donation, simply contact me at seattlejediknight@gmail.com

* If you want your donations to be tax-deductible, you’ll need to wait another 30-45 days before our official issuance.  If you mail in a check, we can also hold your check until then.

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10 Responses

  1. Sue says:

    Eugene,

    You have a great blog and I’m excited to support you and your vision…And your new crush on the color RED. 🙂

  2. Joel says:

    awwwwww… and I was so looking for depraved asian cuties…..

    My personal vices aside, it has been a good read. Thought I should finally say something and stop lurking.

  3. Dan says:

    PE, I am not sure if I can keep up! I checked my stats the other day, 8 visitors, 3 comments and one restraining order…

  4. ben says:

    loving this blog!

    another one I find great is pomomusings.com. It is this great combination of a young pastor’s experiences entering the ministry and his reflections on theology, technology, culture, the PCUSA, and life.

  5. Pete Wilson says:

    Wow! I love what’s going on here Eugene.

  6. Yonas says:

    Out of curiousity, with that many comments to read, emails to answer, how do you prioritize which one to answer relatively quickly or will some of them remain unanswered?

  7. eugenecho says:

    @yonas: i remember seeing your email last week and will try to respond at some point. i’m not able to respond to the majority of the emails that come to me via this blog.

    i read the majority of the comments unless they are novels. and most comments aren’t directed to me. they are part of the dialogue and i respond if i have something worth saying. if there is a comment directed towards me…i try.

  8. doesn’t this web site has other languages support??

  9. chalklette says:

    Hi there! Apparently I’m one of the people who have nothing better to do than read your blog — but consider that a compliment to you and not a criticism of myself. I love what you’re doing… with the small exception perhaps of the overuse of the word vomitaceous… but that’s probably just me. 😉

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"He Makes All Things New." In other words, Christ is our eternal hope. I'm sitting in my swinging bench on the comforts of my front porch after an exhilarating and exhausting day at church. It never gets tiring, stale, or old to preach and proclaim the good news of the Gospel - not just on Resurrection Sunday but every week as we gather as the body of Christ.

But it was this picture of Coptic Christians in Egypt pouring into churches on Easter Sunday that deeply moved my heart...just a week after two churches were bombed by ISIS terrorists taking 45 lives and injuring hundreds.

Even in the face of persecution and suffering, I'm so grateful for the witness of these sisters and brothers in Christ. May they be comforted and strengthened...and wherever you are reading this post, stay encouraged. Be faithful and steadfast. Don't give up. May we keep running the race set before us as we fix our eyes on Christ.

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and the one that would deny him,

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In other words, we have to keep Christ at the center because it's inevitable, there's a lot of messing up. So much messing up. It's both beautiful and painful and without grace, it's impossible.

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