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ICC Korea Sponsor Night a Huge Success

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

On December 22, 2008 the ICC Korea chapter hosted an impressive sponsor night on the campus of Sahmyook Universty in Seuol, Korea.  In attendance where over 200 guests, many of whom are sponsoring the mission of ICC or who had come to find out more about ICC’s work.

ICC Korea Welcome Table

ICC Korea Welcome Table

ICC Korea invited business owners and enterprisers to the event.  During the opening ceremonies, 10 businesses signed MOU’s with ICC Korea promising to donate a percentage of their NET profits to ICC Korea.  This could well be the start of a very successful sponsorship program for ICC Korea as more and more businesses join in the effort to help orphaned and abandoned children.  Following is a picture of ICC Korea’s President, Dr. Cho, with one of the business owners.

The program for the evening featured two musical performances and a specail artist performance.  Artist Kwon, Young Seob is a renowned artist, not only in Korea, but also throughout the world.  While the flute ensemble, NAD, performed Kwon, Young Seob created a special painting of Dokdo Island.  Dokdo Island is a political hot potato between Korea and Japan.  Both countries claim it as their own.

Dokdo Island
Dokdo Island
Anthony Ahn, ICC Korea’s standing director, suggested to Kwon, Young Seob that “the image of Dokdo can completely delineate an ICC orphan’s situation.  Dokdo and orphans are the same.  Both are lonely and (have) feelings of alienation.”  This is of course, is the situation until they find their permanent home within an ICC children’s village where they find a sense of belonging.  Kwon, Young Seob was excited by the symolism, and as NAD played, he created a special painting of Dokdo Island.
 
Artist Kyun Yong Sup Creating His rendition of Dokdo Island

Artist Kwon, Young Seob Creating His rendition of Dokdo Island

 
Completed Painting

Completed Painting

Following the music of NAD and special artistic performance by Kwon, Young Seob, the musical group KATA gave a special performance.  KATA is a percussion group that sponsors ICC Korea.
 
KATA Percusssion Group

KATA Percusssion Group

The evening was capped off by a special dinner. 
 
 
ICC Korea was excited by this event and looks forward to increasing the awareness of ICC’s programs for orphaned and abandoned children.  What a huge blessing it is for the ICC family of partner offices to have ICC Korea as a growing member.  Through ICC Korea’s expanded efforts, it is hoped that more and more children can experience the love and security of home and family.

ICC Korea Update

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Kent Greve, ICC’s International Development Director, wrote this report regarding the trip he and Dr. Ottis Edwards took to South Korea to visit the chapter there.  Dr. Edwards serves as the ICC corporate link and supervisor for this chapter.

 

For those of you who aren’t aware, in Septembrer of 2007 ICC established a chapter in South Korea under the able leadership of Dr. Pyung Il Cho.  Dr. Cho is a retired dentist who also served as director of a health college in Korea.  Ottis and I have been impressed with the rapid development of this chapter and their desire to raise awareness and resources for the benefit of the children of ICC. 

During our visit, Ottis and I were able to meet with the ICC Korea board.  Many of the members are current or former Seventh-day Adventist church pastors or workers.  I was impressed with the quality of gentlmen present at the meeting and the enthusiastic discussion that took place.

One of the most importnat aspects of this visit to Korea was to work on submitting funding requests to the Korean government.  In all, four requests were submitted in behalf of the ICC projects in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Congo and El Salvador.  Each request was for $150,000.  If they are accepted, what a huge blessing it would be for ICC’s children.  We will hopefully know the outcome by January.

ICC Korea Board

ICC Korea Board