Korean-American Apple Tree Ministry Connects Generations

Apple Tree ministry, held by Abundant Life Korean Christian Reformed Church, has been providing summertime activities for an entire generation of kids. A program that includes vacation Bible school, camping, and visiting an amusement park plays a significant role in providing Korean-American communities a context to discover and practice what it means to be a Christian church.

On June 26, 150 children enjoyed time in the park, praise time in the church sanctuary, arts and crafts, and food. More than 70 volunteers included young adults who used to participate as children.

Rev. Dong Il Kim said, “This apple tree symbolizes the grown apple tree with loving and sharing, because we are living hard immigrant lives while [helping our children] to grow well and healthy. We did our best to [raise] up these grown volunteers and thank God for continuing graces upon them, as well as this ministry.”

Throughout all the ministry activities, children are encouraged to find and develop their unique gifts, encourage and build each other up, and fully participate in the community.

About the Author

Jonathan Kim is the Banner's regional news correspondent for classis Pacific Hanmi.

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