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December 18, 2018
2018 Year-End News and Support Letter
As this season of Christmas is upon us, I am reminded of the message of the angel of the Lord to the shepherds at night: “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord” (Luke. 2:10–11 NIV). May the Lord bless you richly in this special season.
2018 has been another busy year for ISAAC East as we continue to provide more opportunities to raise up and disciple the next generation of Asian American ministry workers in the New York and New Jersey area.
- In April, we co-sponsored with WOW (Woman of Wonder) and PaLM (Pastoral and Laity Ministries) a Seminar on “Leadership in a Multicultural World.” Our featured speaker was Sheryl Silzer co-author with Benjamin Shin (Talbot Seminary) of their recent book Tapestry of Grace: Untangling the Cultural Complexities in Asian American Life and Ministry and a a multicultural consultant for SIL International. We held one session for pastors and ministry workers on “The Asian and American Divide or Bridge: Navigating Church Cultures” which was well-attended with thirty people. A second session was for a broader audience and dealt with “Culture in Life, Ministry, and the Work Place.”
Milton’s other major project this year was directing his second Summer Ministry Internship during the months of June and July. This time we had four interns from a broader range of ages serving in local churches. Edmund Chen (Freshman, Binghamton) served at his home church Brooklyn Alliance, Joshua Ye (Pharm.D. student, SUNY Buffalo) served at a host church Chinese For Christ NY, Stephen Xia (M.Div. student,
Southern Seminary) served at his old church Living Stone Christian Church in NJ and Ellie Sohn (MSW, Hunter) served at her home church Disciples, NYC in Queens. The program was a good success. One intern wrote in his evaluation: “I think the internship gave me more than what I anticipated … I really enjoyed the bonds I formed during this time period and am excited to continue to work with this particular church even after the internship.”
Milton continues to develop relationships and support from local churches. He is thankful for Rev. Dean DeCastro and Great Commission Bible (GCBC) for their support of ISAAC East from the very beginning. This year we are thankful for Fair Lawn Community Church (FLCC) in NJ which has decided to add us to their Missions budget. To God be the glory.
As 2018 draws to a close, please consider making a year-end gift to help ISAAC East continue raising up the next generation of Asian American Christian leaders whether in the workplace or in full-time ministry. Click on the “Donate” button below to make your gift. You can earmark your gift for either our General Fund or our Summer Ministry Internship program or both. If you have supported us in the past, thank you so much. Your contribution is an investment in the future.
May the joy that the angel first announced to the shepherds at Jesus’ birth two thousand years ago be yours in a special way this Christmas season.
ISAAC, East Coast Project Director
P.S.: Postmark your gift by December 31st to be eligible for a 2018 tax deduction!
P.S.S.: Feel free to contact Milton at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or inquiry.
The vision of ISAAC East is to raise up and support the next generation of Asian American Christian leaders through seminars, internships and special projects. Your financial support will enable ISAAC East to sponsor even more internships and provide more training, discernment and support for young adults seeking God’s call upon their lives. Click on the “Donate” button below to make your gift. You can earmark your gift for either our General Fund or our Summer Ministry Internship program or both.
ISAAC is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible.