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  • georgesong 2:48 am on February 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: $250, 000, liberty house, , north korea, pepsi, refugee   

    help LiNK win $250k for their “liberty house”… 

    vote to help LiNK win $250k!!!

    from LiNK:
    VOTE ONCE A DAY. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Until February 28th.

    Over the holidays, we asked you to give to TheHundred so that we can begin rescuing refugees from the underground. But once they’re out, they’ll need a place to go. “Liberty House” will be just that  a transitional living facility for newly resettled refugees in the US.

    This time around, WERE NOT ASKING YOU TO GIVE. Instead vote for “Liberty House” at Pepsi’s Refresh Project. The top two organizations will win $250,000.

    Learn more about “ Liberty House” here.(More …)

  • georgesong 7:01 am on August 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bill clinton, , current tv, euna, euna lee, , laura ling, lee, ling, north korea   

    welcome home… but please keep praying for n.korea 

    the look on both euna lee and laura ling says it all:

    though i’m grateful that former president bill clinton was able to secure their freedom, my heart aches to think of the countless others who have no champion/advocate to rescue them. where hopes of freedom is non-existent… hope for escape from the abuse and deplorable conditions in the gulag-style prisons is more realized, and often welcomed in death.
    and even those who might escape aren’t guaranteed a better life. this was depicted in the movie “crossings“. there are reports of escapees who endure so much more hell once they flee north korea (click here to read more).
    though injustice is rampant across the world, this affects me on a deeper level because THEY are my brothers and sisters… my people! my heart aches for those suffering, but i think i ache more because of the lack of conviction and action on my end. my gift/donation to LiNK seems so insignificant.

    Lord, it’ll start with prayer.  then let me get off my knees and be moved to action. compelled to shine Your justice…

  • georgesong 1:20 am on May 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: crossings, injustice, , north korea, qcafe   

    LiNK’s ‘crossing’ movie screening @ Q cafe… 

    am sitting here at the Q cafe and got a chance to meet some of the folks from LiNK (liberty in north korea) as we get ready for tonight’s screening of  “crossings” (attached below).


    “does God only live among the wealthy?”
    i still remember hearing back in the mid-90s, about the severe famine and extreme conditions in north korea where over a million people died and i was not even really aware or felt a connection to people of my country of origin, korea.  i certainly remember that it was not as big news story as it should have been.  while “millions starved, hundreds of thousands were imprisoned in concentration camps, and tens of thousands crossed borders seeking food, money, protection and even freedom that they never knew existed” i lived and continue to live in my fantasy/bubble world.  the main character in the movie yells out “does God only live among the wealthy?!?”.  the raw power of his question haunts me and makes me feel guilt in my lack of action.
    The scary and sad thing is that this continues to go on with little to no concern of the larger world… we are shocked and aghast if we see it on the news station but just as quickly as we see, we seem to distract ourselves with the things of our own little world and move on and forget.  how can i be complicit while these fellow countrypeople of mine in north korea suffer through SO much injustice?
    please take the time to view this clip and visit LiNK’s site and if you feel compelled to donate and act (not only for this cause but the countless other causes needing our action, support and our voice).


    “does God only live among the wealthy?” (More …)

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