Eugene Cho

your best view?

If you have a hard time rejoicing with those who are rejoicing (or resting), this is probably a post (and couple pics) you don’t want to check out.

We’re on this tropical island…a great remedy to a recent bout with funk. And some intentional life-giving spirituality of sabbath and quality time with Minhee and the kids.

Here are some of my current views:

As I shared above, the family and I are on quasi-vacation this week in Hawaii as I was invited out to speak at a church in Hawaii. I’m incredibly grateful because flying out a family of 5 to anywhere is incredibly difficult nowadays but somehow, this church has made it happen.

Anyway, if you’re in Oahu, I’d love to meet you as I’ll be preaching on Saturday and Sunday (twice each day at 10am-Noon and 7-9pm) at Olive United Methodist Church. In their own words, they are a smaller “country” church but have gone out of their way to host us and to invite others to this event.

It’s only been couple days but we’re having an amazing time.

Speaking of…what’s your ideal view right now?


If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?

Me: I’m loving Hawaii but asides from here, I’d love to visit New Zealand and Italy.

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11 Responses

  1. Brilliant view! Hope you have a great time and get some well deserved rest and restoration.

  2. Scott Nickell says:

    Glad to see you’re enjoying the sunshine. Blessings to you and your family.

  3. catesongbird says:

    My eyes widened a bit reading the last sentence. I’m not a big traveler by any means, but if there’s one place on earth I want to visit before dying – it is New Zealand. Love that you and your fam’s getting some Hawaii-love. People can be so generous and wonderful. Sometimes. haha.

  4. Pat Pope says:

    Would love to go on an Alaskan cruise someday.

  5. Funny…I know exactly where this is. Enjoy!

  6. Lauren Rimkus says:

    Pakistan or India!

  7. dmbaldwin says:

    Hey Eugene,
    So glad you get some R&R plus having an opportunity to speak and bless others.
    Where would I like to travel to. Well I think there are three places. For a bit of R&R I wouldn’t mind Telunas Beach ( I’ve been there twice. A great place to relax!
    Other than that, I tell people if I could live anywhere in the world I’d split my time between Beirut, Lebanon & Kiev Ukraine.
    There you have it! Hope you have a GREAT time of ministry!

  8. Braden Matson says:

    The pictures look amazing! I live in New Zealand and have just retyrned after two years in Italy! (it is cold and wet here right now!)

  9. Kayce says:

    Me too! I would love to visit New Zealand and Italy! Have you heard of Positano, Italy ( I would love to love there! Glad to hear that you are doing well.🙂

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As I soaked in this breathtaking sunrise this morning above the clouds, I felt compelled to pray for so my places in America and around the world that are experiencing such pain, heartache, injustice, and violence. At times, it feels so overwhelming but in prayer, I was reminded of these words from John 16:33. As we keep striving, working, hoping, preaching, loving, truthtelling, reconciling, repenting, forgiving, dismantling, peacemaking, Kingdom building...may we fix our eyes on Christ: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33 Grateful for a very full weekend of ministry and preaching in Toronto, Canada (GTA). Such a privilege to partner with @worldvisioncan @wvcollective to advocate for the most vulnerable around the world. God is so gracious. A true honor to meet and encourage local pastors, lecture at Tyndale University & Seminary (photo), and preach at Richmond Hills Community Church, Compass Point Bible Church, and New City Church. Thank you, Lord, that you use broken and imperfect people like me to speak of Your love. Today, Minhee and I dropped off our eldest child at her college. We have been thinking and praying about this day for many years. On some days, we hoped it would never come. On other days, we couldn't wait for it to come. On some days, we prayed for time to stop and other days, we prayed with anticipation. 
After an entire summer of laughing it off, it hit us...hard...this week. Seeing all of her stuff laid out on the basement floor was the catalyst to a load of emotions.

After unloading the car and taking her stuff to her new home for this year and mindful that she might never live with us again; helping sort out her stuff, saying hello to her roommates...I wasn't sure what to do or say.

A flood of thoughts rushed my mind.

Is she ready?
Have we done enough?
Have we taught her enough? 
What if this? What if that?

And so we shared what we have shared with her the moment she began to understand words: "Remember who you are. Remember WHO you belong to. Remember what you're about. God loves you so much. Please hold God's Word and His promises close and dear to your heart. We love you so much and we are so proud of you." And with that, we said goodbye. Even if she may not be thousands of miles away, this is a new chapter for her and even for us. I kept it composed. Her roommate was staring at me. I didn't want to be that father. I have street cred to uphold. Another final hug. 
And I came home.
And I wept.
Forget my street cred.
I miss her. I love her.
She will always be my little baby.

I'm no parenting guru. I just laughed as I wrote that line. No, I'm stumbling and bumbling along but I'd love to share an ephiphany I learned not that long ago. Coming to this realization was incredibly painful but simultaneously, liberating. To be honest, it was the ultimate game-changer in my understanding as a parent seeking after the heart of God.

While there are many methods, tools, philosophies, and biblical principles to parenting, there is – in my opinion – only one purpose or destination.

Our purpose as parents is to eventually…release them. Send forth. For His glory. Met a friend and fellow pastor who I haven't seen in over 20 years. In him, I saw a glimpse of my future. While only 10 years older, his kids are married and he's now a grandfather of 3. His love for his wife and family were so evident and his passion for the Gospel has not wavered. It was so good to see someone a bit older still passionately serving the Lord with such joy and faithfulness. Lord, help me to keep running the race for your Glory. Happy wife.
Happy life. - Eugenius 3:16

I still remember that time, many years ago, when Minhee was pregnant with our first child. She had left her family and friends in Korea just two years before. Her morning sickness was horrible and when she finally had an appetite, she craved her favorite Korean food from certain restaurants in her neighborhood in Seoul, Korea. I had no way of getting that food from those restaurants so I actually said, "How about a Whopper? Big Mac?" Sorry honey. Eat away. You deserve it. I don't care if it sounds mushy but sunsets are one of my love languages. Seoul, Korea was amazing but WOW...what a breathtaking welcome back sunset by Seattle. Not ready to let go of summer.

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