Eugene Cho

words are not enough…

Thank you.

I’ve been wanting to share those two words for over a week but I’ve been waiting for a few pictures and some final numbers from the Inaugural One Day’s Wages Gala.

When we planned this event several months ago, I had my doubts if we’d be able to fill the 350 seat venue. Not only did we fill it, we somehow got 370+ through the doors, and after selling out couple days before the event, we had to turn away about 100 more interested people.

Some other amazing stuff:

  • Sponsors came in from around the country and covered all our event costs. Wow.
  • Guests flew and drove in from New York, Washington DC, Georgia, California, and Oregon. They even came from two foreign countries: Canada and Texas.
  • People’s generosity blew us away. You’ll have to click the picture below to see how much folks gave and pledged that night. Amazing.

Thanks again for your trust and believing in the vision. Minhee and I are grateful and humbled by your support and prayers and God’s continual grace over our lives.

In the upcoming year, we hope you’ll consider starting a birthday campaign or partnering in some way. Together, we believe we can make an impact in the fight against extreme poverty.

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Father - daughters bonding (and freezing) time at the Seahawks game. Grateful to the Panthers organization for the tickets. Now, go Hawks. Pound the Panthers. The family that karaokes together stays together. #ChoFamilyKPopFamily Family time in one of my favorite cities in the world - especially when the exchange rate is so favorable. Thank you, Vancouver, for being such a great refuge for our souls for the past 20 years. #QuestVancouver It's the day after...that day.
Be grateful. Again.
We woke up. We're alive.
Breathing. Dreaming.
Pursuing. Embodying. Loving.

It's never that perfect or easy but that we get to try to do these things is reason enough to be grateful to the One who gives us life.

Yes. Be grateful.
That you, Jesus.
#PreachingToMyself This is what real life looks like after a crazy couple weeks. Grateful for this woman. I love her. She's gonna scream at me for posting this pic. #ThoseSocksThough Grateful for the opportunity to encourage 2500 youth leaders & pastors at the @youthspecialties conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Had prayed for wisdom to encourage leaders and courage to navigate a word for leaders post election about empathy and compassion for the unseen, marginalized, and those experiencing real fear.

Also, what a joy to have my church's youth pastor, @cobycagle, also here teaching. Some years ago, I was a youth pastor for several years in California, Korea, NY, and NJ. They were meaningful years but filled with challenges and loneliness. Sometimes, I felt unseen and insignificant - in comparison to "real" adult ministry. As a lead pastor now, I want to make sure I don't make those mistakes of overlooking our youth and children's ministry and their volunteers and staff. 
Pastor Coby, Pastor Katey, Pam, Jalle, and Jasmin: We see you. We appreciate you. We are grateful for your presence and leadership at Quest and beyond. Thank you and all of our amazing volunteers

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