The ICAS Lectures

No. 2000-0817-SKH


Sung Kee Ho

ICAS Summer Symposium
Korean Diaspora: Challenges facing the Korean-American Community (KAC) in the New Century

Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church Mission Center
706 Witmer Road, Horsham, PA 19044
May 1, 2000

Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

965 Clover Court, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Tel : (610) 277-9989; (610) 277-0149
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Biographic Sketch: Sung Kee Ho


Sung Kee Ho *

We gather together today with the common concern of the Korean Diaspora. Since this agenda relates to Korean-Americans, it should not only be the concern of Koreans. It should not be the concern only for Christians. It should be our concern whether you are Americans or Koreans, Christians or non-Christians as you are living in this country sharing your life with these two cultures. As one of the Korean-American leaders in this society and in this generation, I am so glad that ICAS is holding this symposium for our community. I come here with a great expectation and hope that somehow we can help and encourage and challenge one another with further insights and directions for the Korean Diaspora. With that hope let us pray and ask God for the blessings upon this symposium.

Almighty God, we praise you and worship you. You are the Creator, Redeemer, and our Sustainer. Thank you Lord for your providing this special symposium organized and prepared by ICAS. We thank you Lord for your being with us; your omnipresence with the Korean Diaspora. Since there is no accident in your providence, we do believe that you have a special and unique plan for the Korean Diaspora. Thank you Lord for you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you. We pray your special anointing upon our guest speakers and panelists during these two days. Use them as your instruments and vehicles through whom we will be blessed. We ask your wisdom and power of insight for all the attendants of this symposium so that we can understand our identity, our reason for existence as a marginal people in this country, our destiny, and our role not only in the context of our living in America but also in the context of your special providence in your kingdom. You have promised through your well-beloved Son Jesus Christ that when two or three are gathered together in His name you'll be in the midst of them. Fulfill now, O God, our desires and petitions as may be best for us, the Korean Diaspora. Granting us in this generation and in this society knowledge of your truth, so that we can pass on to the next generation of Korean-Americans a better life. Bless ICAS which has prepared this symposium. Bless Young-Sang Church who hosts this event. Bless all who attends this symposium with enthusiasm and hope. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

* Rev. Sung Kee Ho is the Senior Pastor of Antioch Church of Philadelphia and he is also the president of PGM (Professionals for Global Missions).

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