Korean Society for Service in Asia serves Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
We are the people living in the vast continent of Asia. There are several theories in the etymology of Asia, one of which means “the land in the east”. From a perspective centered on Western Europe, Asia is a land to the east, suburb areas, unknown countries, and alienated lands. It is a land of mysterious, but poor nations, people like paper tigers living in large lands, and helpless peoples who had to be silent, while being broken and bleeding. The same is true of the name “Indochina,” a region located in the southeast of Asia. It was named “Indochina” because there was no other name to call the vast land between India and China, which was invaded by Western powers. Thus, Asia disappeared from memory and moved away from history without a name and without an existence.
Korean Society for Service in Asia serves the overlooked and small nations such as Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Cambodia, crying and laughing together with Asia with traces of pain. In these small areas, we will do our best to address the vivid stories of the volunteer mission field. We pray that the history of the ministry of Korean Society for Service in Asia will become a small model for the volunteer missions led by the next generation. We invite you with the heart posture of the child who gave Jesus a lunch box of five loaves of bread and two fish.
Rev. Dr Jae-Ho Cho, Chairman of Korean Society for Service in Asia