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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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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