Eugene Cho

the power of many = movement

I am so humbled by your belief, trust, and partnership with the vision of ODW. In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12, we immediately set up the Haiti Relief and Rebuild Fund and last weekend, we met our goal of $100,000. Having personally traveled to Haiti several weeks ago, I can tell you that your gifts saved thousands of lives – and that is not an exaggeration. We’re still researching about the possible “next steps” in the rebuilding efforts.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who chose to partner with us. In addition to hundreds of private donations, we had so many amazing and creative partners. Take a few minutes and click through some of them:

Some of you have asked,

“What else can do I do besides donate?”

There’s two things I’d like to ask you to consider:

Join our Facebook Page
If you’ve already joined or after you join: SHARE it on your profile and Invite your friends. And the 1st of each month, would you mind sharing it again? This is a huge part of our strategy that doesn’t cost you a penny but a simple click.

Join our Global Street Team
ODW’s Street Team is officially launching today. Click on the image below to learn more about who, what, where, and why. We’re literally hoping for hundreds to join around the world and I assure you that we can make a dramatic impact. The GST simply requires minimal time but is an opportunity to join what we hope will be a global team.

photo credit: Jacob S. Kim Photograph @ Helping Hands 2010

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One Day’s Wages

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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:

Way maker!
Miracle worker!
Promise keeper!
Light in the darkness!
That is who You are!

What an encounter with the Holy Spirit at @seattlequest today. Grateful for our worship team, the gospel choir, and the Audio/Visual team. Thank you Matt, Teresita, and Chris. Please thank all the volunteers for us.

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