Speaking of my Korean-American friends making the headlines, as I did in yesterdays post, another one is stirring things up in the USA.
Eugene Cho, whom I met at Tom and Christine Sine’s house in Seattle, is part of a church called Quest and a regular blogger and speaker on all things emerging and missional.
Recently, Eugene started an initiative to end global poverty through tiny gifts. Its called One Day’s Wages and its hitting the news big time right now. Which is pretty impressive considering it was launched only . . like . . . last month!
Here’s a snippet or two:
“He [Eugene] asked a village elder what it would take to retain teachers, and they said about $40 each. Not a week. Not a month. “I realized he meant per year,” said Mr. Cho. “It hit me: $40 can make a huge difference.” New York Times
“He wanted to do something. So he thought: Why not start his own global poverty initiative?” Seattle Times
BLOGGERS LISTEN UP. Eugene sent me an email this morning, suggesting that bloggers create a “FUND” via One Day’s Wages and “decide collectively where to invest it” and even have ODW guys meet us halfway. Interested? Put some response down in the comments below.