Category Archives: Monthly Newletter

November 2018

11-2018

              2018 Walk-a-thon                             KAM Concert                            Grace Bible Church

Happy Thanksgiving

Dear friends Hallelujah!!

I hope and pray all is well with you and yours in this changing of weather.

With a grateful heart that resides under God’s grace, we offerour greetings.

2018 Walk-a-thon was very special due to the Pastor’s wife Mrs. Han and wonderful friends of Immanuel Churchwho has always supported us above and beyondand the volunteers fromIrvine volunteer group we were able to complete the Walk-A-Thonsafely. After a great time of fellowship and delicious lunch, we had a blessed time in which we offered glory to the Lord through praises and performances by RFI children.

I would like to thank all the churches and friends who donated for the RFI 2018 Walk-A-Thon.

The KAM chorale hosted a Love Concert that was dedicated to Rainbow Family Inc. Children from our ministry have also performed in the concert. Pastor Ahn and elders from Mission Community church and elders from Calvary Presbyterian Church have with grateful hearts served from early evening until the event finished.

I thank from bottom of my heart to the KAM chorale members and friends who volunteered their time and gifts.

Members of Grace Bible Church, which has recently settled down in Irvine, have visited our ministry. With Pastor David Lee’swonderful sermon and some church congregants have kindly provided us with delicious Brazilian Barbeque and monetary donations. Due to their visit, we were able to have a joyous and lovely Sunday Service at Home.

We want to thank them for their love and generosity.

After the expansion of our ministry,our residents and after school students, have been able to experience great joy of having more space to reside, study and play. However, the families that we have to help in the name of the Lord have been increasing, which means the costs have also risen as well, making it very difficult for us to maintain our ministry. Additionally, I amconcerned that we are not going to have enough to share food and gifts to celebrate with needy neighbors for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please help me to help others!!

Every Thanksgiving, we distribute turkey and other food items around to our neighbors. The same will happen this year on a Saturday November 17th at 11:00 A.M. Please come join us!!

Psalm100:4-5

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”

I pray and bless your family, church, business, and ministry, the Lord’s grace and peace will be with you all.

Because He lives,

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Liz Lee / Director of RFI

October 2018

10-2018

               Jessi & Joseph                                 Music Class                                     Saturday Outing

 Dear Friends

Hallelujah!

I hope and pray all is well with you and yours in this changing of weather.

With a grateful heart that resides under God’s grace, we offerour greetings

As we are entering the season of harvest, I am reminded of his goodness and take the time offer a praise

of thanksgiving.

I would like to introduce a family that have been sent to us last month: single mother Jessi and her 8

month old son, Joseph. After Jessi was born under parents who were struggling with drug addictions, her

father was unfortunately deported to South America, where she and her 8 siblings were left with her

mother who was wrestling with her addiction problems. Due to financial shortcomings, Jessi were homeless and forced to live on the streets since she was 14years old she used and sold drugs. She didn’t know it was sin until she came to Rainbow Family and she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and savior that she realized that she is a sinner and that the life of her past have also been sinful. She is currently studying for the GED and is very hopeful. I would like to ask for prayers and support for both Jessi and her son.

In order to help with our financial burdens, we are holding a fundraising event with our yearly Walk-A-

Thon on October 20th. We will leave at 9:30 A.M. and walk 50 blocks from our Rainbow Family Mission

Center in Buena Park. After, we will be providing lunch and having fellowship at 12:30 P.M. We would

love for you to join us and help become sponsors of our participants. It was due to all your supporters

prayers and financial support that we were able to provide education and life help to moms and children

who were in need of the love. I would appreciate if all our supporters were able to join for our 2018

Walk-A-Thon through prayers and financial support. Thank you so much.

 

After leading 7 years of the RFI after school program, there have been some things that I have noticed

among the kids. Rugged faces are now beaming with smiles and performances in schools have improved.

I pray that through God’s love, our kids can become even healthier and stronger second generation

Christians and have great contributions to their neighborhoods. I would like to thank all our supporters and I would also like to return all the glory and praise back to the Lord.

Psalm 121:1-2

I lift up my eyes to the mountains- where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

 The supporters who thank the Lord’s grace and serve your neighbors, I pray and bless that your family, church, business, and ministry, the power of the Resurrection will allow for making all things prosperous.

 Because He lives,

 Liz Lee

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Director of RFI

September 2018

09-2018

     Alejandra and Max                         2018 RFI school graduation               Sunny Foundation10 year

Dear Friends,

Hallelujah!!

I hope and pray all is well with you and yours in this warm weather.

With a grateful heart that resides under God’s grace, Rainbow Family offers our greetings

I would like to introduce 20 year old, single mother Alejandra and her 8 month old son, Max. Due to problems within the family, Alejandra was raised in a situation that was difficult for her to cope with at her young age. Soon after, she began to live with her neighbor in which shortly after she conceived Max. She shared that the father of her son has contracted a mental illness from drug usage and is currently in prison. Even on the day of the delivery, she was under the influence of drugs and had Max taken away from her when evidence of drug consumption was found in her blood system. Fortunately, she was able to get her son back and now she is part of our Rainbow Family. Alejandra is thankful that Max was born without any complications and she is praying that she lives the way it is instructed in the bible. I ask for support and prayers for her hopeful, new life.

Just like Jesus came down to Earth to save one soul, our ministry and friends like you are saving the lost and

wandering souls. I would like to thank you sincerely for partaking in this mission and journey with me.

Thanks to the dedication of Director Junhee Pyo and the volunteer group that she leads along with all our other supporters, 27 of our RFI students were able to graduate at Mission Community Church, the church Pastred by ChangHoon Ahn. Not only did they provide us with the venue, but they also provided supporters, guests, and RFI parents with a lovely meal. Deacon Dongil Kim, a congregant of Ilshin Presbyterian church, has again, as he does every year, provided the kids with a backpack full of school supplies. I would like to take the time to completely bow my head in thanksgiving for the servitude provided by everyone.

MyungEun Joo, President of the Sunny Foundation which has been a long supporter of our Rainbow Family, invited me to their 10 year anniversary ceremony. I was invited to share and congratulate their celebration and even got to discuss with other wonderful people the good works of God that were being quietly and obediently fulfilled.

Please help me with financial support so that I may be able to consistently help our neighbors in need.

I thank God for you and I give all the glory to our God who is always good and faithful.

Isaiah 61:1

[The Year of the Lord's Favor] The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has

anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to

proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,

The supporters who thank the Lord’s grace and serve your neighbors, I pray and bless that your family, church, business, and ministry, the power of the Resurrection will allow for making all things prosperous.

Because He lives,

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Liz Lee / Director of RFI

August 2018

08-2018

                       Art Class                            Dakota and her son                              VBS 2018

Dear Friends

Hallelujah!!!

Hope and pray you are doing well in this warm summer weather.

Greetings to you from Rainbow family in the name of our Lord.

I would like to introduce a new family member that has been sent to us last month: 18 year old single mother Dakota and her 1month old son Carter. Having never known her father, Dakota has constantly moved around due to her parentsdrug addiction. She has been sent to foster care and after has been sent to group homes that were overseen by the government. The probationbrought Dakota and her son in to ourcare.

Dakota explains that she has never received so much love and peace in her life and therefore a great affection for the word of God. I ask for your support and prayers so that Dakota and her son will be able to attain the strength to live and succeed in life.

A long time supporter and friend of Rainbow family home, deacon Soo Lee and art teacher have came with delicious Lunch and also given our students a great time by helping them create their own tie-dye shirts.

I am so thankful for their Compassion and love.

Just like last year, Pastor Young Park and his youth ministry from Il Shin Presbyterian Church has visited our Home and have provided our RFI children with 3days of VBS. I would like to thank Senior Pastor Hyo Sung Ahn and his wife, deacons, and the elders of the church for sharing and teaching the specificities of the word of God and for also providing the students with an endless supply of love.

This summer,working with the 25 students that live in great hardships, Rainbow summer school has been an arduous task and I must admit there are times when I suffer both physically and emotionally. However in the midst of all the people in the world, I am thankful to the point of tears that as a lacking person as I am and Pastor Yun Park have been assigned to share his love and gospel. And through doing his will, Lord gave a compassionate heart that ultimately overcame my weakness Praise the Lord!!. 

I praise the Lord who will be glorified through your love and dedication to the needy. Hallelujah!!

Isaiah 42:8

“I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.”

I pray that the power of resurrection of our Lord Jesus will be with you, your family, and your church always and God bless you!

Because He lives,

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Liz Lee

Director of RFI

July 2018

07-2018

    R.F.I. summer school program                      Art class                                       Music class

Dear Friends

Hallelujah!!!

I hope and pray all is well with you and yours.

With a grateful heart that resides under God’s grace, Rainbow Family offers our greetings

As an extension of the all year round after school program for the low income families in our community, Summer School hasstarted. This yearwe have 25 students in the R.F.I. summer school program. Because of financial issues, these single mother families are facing many hardships. But fortunately, help from friends like you Rainbow Family is able to confidently hold the torch in the front lines with gospel and serve as a leader for the efforts in community improvement.

I would like to introduce and acknowledge our lovely volunteers who have provided us with prayers, donations, and their precious time and gifts.

Without failure every Wednesday A.W. Fullerton Community Group has come and provided the summer school students with snacks and meals, love and encouragement. I thank for their compassionate heart.

Pastor Jung Chan Kim from Calvary Presbyterian Church, which is located on our same block, Pastor and Mrs. Kim, Elder Deacon Mu Young Choe, and many members of congregants have served the students with meals and provided us with exceptional help. What a blessing to have such a great church community to be near us.

Director Junhee Pyo and group of Volunteers from Irvine Volunteer Association comes Monday through Friday and have provided the kids with lessons on math, English, and Music. In particular, Deacon Meejin Kim and Deborah Joo have been teaching the kids instruments and motions for praise, providing the students with a very joyous and memorable time.

Katherine Yoon who serves at Torrance Good Shepherd Church has graduated from Rhode Island School of Arts. She has decided to stay in California for the summer and has also been continually helping our R.F.I. students learn and even incorporate art into their daily lives. Thank you so much.

I believe that the Lord has opened up new lives for these children and have granted them with the best conditions. I offer all the thanks and glory to the loving Lord.

Through your efforts, I believe and continue serving knowing that His will be done on Earth as it is done in Heaven.

I praise the Lord for blessing us with beautiful friends like you. Glory to God !!

Isaiah 61:3

And provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beautyinstead of ashes, the oil of joyinstead of mourning,and a garment of praiseinstead of a spirit of despair.They will be called oaks of righteousness,

a planting of the Lordfor the display of his splendor.”

I pray that the power of resurrection of our Lord Jesus will be with you, your family, and your church always and God bless you!

Because He lives,

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Liz Lee

Director of RFI

June 2018

june18          Erika & Matthew                            RFI summer school                        True Happiness Church

Dear Friends

Hallelujah!!!I hope and pray all is well with you and yours.

Pursuing a new life in Christ provided by His grace and your love, Rainbow Family offers our greetings.

The family that was sent to us last month is 32 year old6 months pregnantsingle mother Erika, and her cute one year old son, Matthew. Due to her addiction Erika has gone through continuous trial and she delivered her son Matthew in a shelter while the father of her son was imprisoned. Erika was without relatives and close family members since was very young therefore her son’s father became her whole world when he showed her care and affection. Few months ago he was incarcerated again and left her and her son homeless. She firmly decided that she is going to continue living her life without him, after she was introduce to the bible and accepting Christ as her Savior, Erika is slowly becoming brighter and happier after being assured that the Lord will never forsake her or leave her.

As loneliness is the source of many issues, I believe the promise of His consistent love is the driving force that helps our mothers during their rehabilitation process. With a look of puzzlement, Erika asks me a question. She wondered why I was carrying and sharing the burden and pressure of people I have never seen or known. I answered that it is because we are one family in Christ and thus ultimate citizens of heaven. I genuinely ask for support and prayers so that Erika may effectively participate in the rehabilitation program and that she will be allowed a smooth delivery.

I would like to introduce Pastor Sanho Lee of True Happiness Churchin Las Vegas who serves our ministry through means of donations and prayers. Abounding with love, the pastor and his wife and the congregants of that church have traveled far and helped us organize the garage. We spent a lovely time together as we interacted and shared many great Conversations and encouragement. I would like to thank them for their love and compassion.

2018 RFI summer school will start in June 4th and will likely continue for about two and a half months. The summer school program that will support about 25-30Students of low income single mothers families so that they are still able to continue working. We show the students God’s love and train them with the word of God. In addition, to widen their view and experience of the world, we take them to a lot of different places. They are also provided music and art therapy in which we hope to raise their self-esteem so that they will have confidence in breaking free from their unfortunate environments. Lastly, we provide them with breakfast and lunch so that the pressure on the parents will be less. Through the Rainbow Family summer and after School Program, which has been continuing for the last 6 years, I wish for the next generation to soundly grow together for a better and faithful society.

Proverbs19:17

He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.”

I pray that the power of resurrection of our Lord Jesus will be with you, your family, and your church always and

God bless you!

Because He lives,

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Liz Lee / Director of RFI

May 2018

05-2018

     Esther & Sunwoo               Prayer Meeting Group               Rainbow New Van   

Dear Friends

Hallelujah!!

How are you doing during this season of harsh weather changes?

Under the umbrella of His grace and gift of scripture, our Rainbow Family that is going through a healing process in which we are abundant in freedom and in Thanksgiving would like to offer our greetings.

I would like to introduce a family we received last month: Esther, a 28years old single mother, and her 3 month old new born son, Sunwoo. Esther, who never got an opportunity to know her mother, she was born in Southern California and was raised by her father and grandmother. In addition to Sunwoo, Esther has a daughter and a son who is living with their father. As she mentioned that she was unable to see their faces for a year, we made it possible so that she can see her children on the weekends. I thank the Lord for utilizing our Rainbow Family as a passage of blessing and giving us the capabilities to do things that seem impossible or difficult. Never having seen the bible, Esther lived life without any thought or meaning. However, now as she figured out where she belonged, she provides us with her testimony that she felt a sense of peace she never had and thus holds the bible dear to her heart. Because she was raised without a mother, Esther grew up never once being embellished or dressed-up. However, her mind is beyond beautiful and I thank the Lord for sending us such a charming daughter of Christ. I ask of fervent prayer and support for both Esther and her son.

Deacon Sun Ja Jung, a server at church Cerritos, holds their monthly prayer meetings at our Rainbow Family home. In addition to serving the Rainbow Family School kids food, they also serve all the families living at home dinner. I genuinely thank the prayer group who serve with such kindness and also by providing us with much needed supplies.

A.W. So. West L.A. meeting, we received a 15 passenger van as a donation. As our family members were increasing, we had to constantly utilize many Volunteer’s vehicles for transportation. However, now we able to efficiently transport R.F.I School kids along with all our mothers and children in the home. I bless the ladies at the A.W. So. West L.A. meeting for their compassion and love and deeply thankful for all that they have provided us with.

Praise the Lord for allowing us to meet people in timely manners in which we are able to strongly carry out His mission and His will.

 Luke 6:38

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over,

will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.””

 I pray that the power of resurrection of our Lord Jesus will be with you, your family, and your church always and God bless you!

Because He lives,

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Liz Lee

Director of RFI

March 2018

03-2018

AW  L.A prayer Group                    Lorena Family               Christian s birthday

 “Praise the Risen Lord!!.”

Dear Friends

Hallelujah!!

I hope and pray all is well with you and yours.

I would like to introduce a new family that came last month: Lorena Sanchez, a 32 year old single mother, and her two children, Giselle who is 10 years old and Melanin who is 7 years old. Although Lorena had 6 children, she was forced to leave them in the care of her mother due to drug addiction that prevented her from living a normal life. Because of a deportation order, the father of the kids was sent to Mexico. With a burdened heart that struggled through many tribulations. I am so glad Lorena came to Rainbow home to find refuge but we have lots of work to do.  I ask for much  prayers.

Kyung Mee Lee, RFI board of director, and her AW L.A group have held their prayer meeting at our home. I was moved and challenged through their dedicated passion in helping out their neighbors. We were able to spend a wonderful time in where we had the opportunity to be thankful for the individual visions that the Lord has assigned to us. I believe that the Lord will fulfill His will and that beautiful fruit will be bared through our joined strength in Him.

In honor of our 15th anniversary, Rainbow Family will be hosting a Thanksgiving Music Festival on Sunday of March 11th at 5 P.M. The location will be at the corner of the streets of Knotts Ave. and Crescent Ave. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. In order to thank God that for his grace, love, and blessing and also churches, supporters, and various groups, we would like to invite you and your friends and family to come celebrate with us on this beautiful night.

03-2018-1“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” 1 Peter 1:3

I pray that the power of resurrection of our Lord Jesus will be with you, your family, and your church always and God bless you!

Because He lives,

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Liz Lee

Director of RFI

April 2018

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Dear Friends,

Hallelujah!!

I hope and pray all is well with you and yours.

The abundantly sprouting buds and the blooming flowers seem to be joining us in the praise of our Lord’s resurrection. The moms in our home have immersed themselves in the rehabilitation process and living healthy lives under God’s grace and His word.

I would like to introduce a new family that joined us last month.

6 months pregnant 33 year-old single mother, Jennifer and her 4 year old son Mason are currently living with us. In hopes of abandoning a life full of addiction, Jennifer had an argument with the father of her kids who was involved in the selling of drugs. Subsequently, the kid’s father tried to hurt her and she managed to tell me that she was able to escape her death. Although she mentioned that both her parents were Christian and that she also grew up in the church, she also stated that she never met her natural father but she grew up with brothers and sisters of mother’s second marriage. Due to this living situation, she felt lonely and also that her presence was insignificant. I ask for prayers and support so that Jennifer and her kids will get healed through experiencing the abundant love of God.

Last month, Rainbow Family held our 15th anniversary Thanksgiving Music Festival. Directors, various pastors, Bethel praise team, and many supporters were able to join us at the Calvary Presbyterian church where Pastor Kim Jung Chan preaches. I would like to genuinely thank Pastor Kim Jung Chan and the church members who provide us with the space and lovely food each year. I would also like to thank everyone who joined us that evening.

I would like to return all the glory to God and thank you for provide an endless prayers and support and allow Rainbow Family to proclaim the kingdom of God on this earth.

Easter day this year, we held a worship service with all the family members and the fathers of the children living in our home. After the gathering and worship, we all shared a lovely Easter meal. Even families that did not know Jesus had a time to welcome Him as their savior. I would like to thank His endless grace once more.

Isaiah 61:1

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,

I pray and bless that above your family, church, business, and ministry, the power of the Resurrection will allow for making all things prosperous.

Because He lives,

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Liz Lee / Director of RFI

February 2018

02-2018

         Christina Family                    RFI School                            RFI School

 Dear Friends,

Hallelujah!!

I hope and pray all is well with you and yours in this changing of weather.

With a grateful heart that resides under God’s grace, we offer our greetings.

I would like to introduce a new family that has joined us last month: single mother Christina and her children, five year old Antonio and recently turned one Olivia.

Christina was born in Orange County and ran away from home at age of 12. While living through great difficulties, she met the father of her kids and thought that she had attained happiness. However, because of their drug addictions and criminal records, they were unable to live stable and ordinary lives. Consequently, both Christina and the father of her kids were arrested. Father of the kids still incarcerated and not to be released anytime soon.

We ask for prayers and support so that this family may be healed by the love of Christ and guided in the right path.

There are about 20 students that are attending our R.F.I. after school program. They have grown so much in 6 years that we now have middle school students. It is wonderful to see the middle school kids volunteering their time and helping out the younger students with their homework. They have memorized the Lord’s prayer and their heart for wanting to know more about the Lord is growing evermore. When the kids are told about stories in the bible, their hearts are filled with joy. Due to their growing curiosity and desire to know more, they are asking numerous questions. Hallelujah!!

How joyful must the Lord be…Through all our supporter’s prayers and support, we have been able to reap a lot of fruit for the Lord. We are working hard to improve the lives of the next generation through our ministry.

I thank you from bottom of my heart for your support.

Due to the expansion and scale of our ministry, the operating fees have also increase we need the help of friends like you more than ever.     Please help us!!

On Sunday March 11th at 5 PM, we are planning to have fundraising concert at Calvary Presbyterian Church. Due to this planned event we ask for the prayers concerning the preparations.

 Psalm 121:1-2

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains- where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

 I pray that God would bless richly your church, home, business and ministry and that His mighty power be with you always.

Because He lives,

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Liz Lee

Director of RFI