Category archive: The Kids

2017 Jerusalem Ministry Soccer Camp – Our 10th Camp!

Jerusalem Ministry, the orphanage ministry I started back in May 2006, has been holding soccer camps every summer for 3rd to 6th grade boys since 2008. This was our tenth camp! We had 39 boys from seven different children’s homes and 46 volunteers (including staff). We held the camp from August 7-9. Please scroll through for a…

Cling to What is Good (a visit from an old friend)

Last Tuesday a boy who graduated from high school and left the children’s home in 2014 returned to the home to try and find me. I had started teaching him English back in 2006 when he was in 5th grade and enjoyed spending time with him until he graduated and left the home. Along with…

Releasing peace in the kids…

There is a boy at the children’s home I serve at, KB, who has grown up in the home since he was an infant. He was 1 years old when I arrived at the home in 2005. As he has grown older he has been one of the tougher boys at the home, struggling with anger…

Soccer Camp 2016 – Sweet Unity Among the Boys

On August 8 – 10, 2016, Jerusalem Ministry held our 9th annual soccer camp for 3rd – 6th grade boys from different children’s homes in Seoul. We had a total of 40 boys participate from eight different orphanages. They were divided into four teams: Manchester United (red), Manchester City (navy), Barcelona (yellow), and Real Madrid (white). Each team…

A Desire for Family (stories of my kids)

Yesterday while driving into the children’s home I noticed a young woman walking and holding hands with little Hyo, one of our 1st grade boys. Hyo had the biggest smile on his face and waved at me. Later during dinner I asked Hyo who she was and he beamed at me and said, “My mom.”…

2nd Annual Jerusalem Ministry Basketball Camp

This past January we held our 2nd annual basketball camp for boys from two different children’s homes. We held it at Seoul National University’s basketball gym. The boys and volunteers were each given two of our ministry’s t-shirts (one black, one white). We held drills each morning and then played 3 on 3 and then…

Arts and Crafts Camp 2016 (Jerusalem Ministry)

Last week we held our 8th annual Arts and Crafts Camp for 3rd to 6th grade girls from orphanages around the city. This year we had 43 girls participate from 8 different homes along with 52 volunteers/staff. The following picture is of all us together on the last day after ice skating… As with every…

Seoul Children’s Home Basketball Tournament

  This past Saturday was the annual Seoul children’s home basketball tournament. It was played at a large Catholic home (800+ kids having their own soccer field, basketball court, and swimming pool).   My best player, Il Ho, tore his ACL a few weeks ago playing soccer and finally had surgery last week. He was still able…

Stories of Korea’s Orphans

The following are a few of the stories that inspired Oak Tree Project (there are many more)… 1. One boy who grew up in the home managed to get into college and majored in social welfare. His desire was to become a social worker at an orphanage. His studies required that he do field work as an internship,…

Soccer Camp 2015 – Creating a Kingdom Culture

  On August 10-12, 2015, Jerusalem Ministry had our 8th annual soccer camp for 3rd – 6th grade boys from different children’s homes in Seoul. We had a total of 58 boys participate (one arriving a day late) from eight different orphanages. They were divided into four teams: Argentina, Spain, Brazil, and Germany. Each team had…

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