Category Archives: Monthly Newletter

March 2019

            Manse and her son                     Pastor Young                                  Rainbow Family

 Dear friends

Hallelujah!!

How have you been doing? Desiring to live by the word of God, Rainbow Family is offering our monthly greetings.

 I would like to introduce a family that has been sent to us last month: 18 year old single mother Manse and her one week old son, Jose. Living under a mother with severe drug addictions, Manse and her younger sister of two years lived very difficult lives. When Manse turned 7, her mother met a new boyfriend and left both Manse and her younger sister. She lived in several foster homes for more than 10years in which she also was separated with her sister. After few years later she was arrested and in and out of Detention centers. Having no one to lean on, she told us that she found comfort in her gang friends as they treated her like family. Having met her boyfriend in the gang, she was susceptible to physical abuse and even participated in theft and prostitution. Unfortunately, because all of the events that went around in her life, she was unable to even grade from middle school. After the father of her son went to jail, Manse went to her moms home ask for help but she wasn’t welcome . Through introduction of our Rainbow Family, Manse brought her newly born son and have been part of our Rainbow Family ever since. She was glad and stated that she would have come here earlier if she had known such a place existed. Desperate for love that she had been starving, Manse cries with overwhelming thanks when I ask simple questions like did you sleep well? Did you eat?

I pray and ask for support so that Manse and Jose will be able to succeed and be healed by the love of God.

 Rainbow Family Residence and Rainbow after school members areincreasing and we are having trouble keeping up with the monthly financial obligations that are involved with maintenance and living costs. We are heavily relying on God, and friends like you for prayers and support. Thank you!!

 You will be able to sponsor one family for $500.

I would like to genuinely thank our friends for donating, whether in large or small amounts, and for praying for our Rainbow Family.

 Pastor Young Tae Kim from Mission 3:18 church and his wife have visited us and brought us a delightful lunch. I would like to thank the church members and the pastor and his wife for always being a source of encouragement to our single mothers and their children.

 James1:27

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

 I pray and bless that the grace and the blessing of peace will always be present in your families, churches, businesses, and ministries.

 Because He lives,

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Liz Lee / Director of RFI

February 2019

                    Aiden first birthday                                 R.F.I. School

DearFriends,

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, Rainbow Family offers our greetings.

 On January 21st, we celebrated the first birthday of our cute Aiden (Sunwoo), Esther Kim’s baby boy who

joined our family last year in March when he was barely two months old. Through rehabilitation education and love, Esther Kim has gone through a lot of healing and improvement, but she still has moments when she is reminded of her painful past.

I would like to ask for prayers and support for Esther as she builds her self-esteem and marches faithfully and joyfully towards her future.

 There are 18 students that are attending R.F.I. after school program. They have grown so much in 7 years that we now have middle school students. It is wonderful to see the middle school kids volunteering their time and helping out younger students with their homework.All the children 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 about Jesus.

I give all the praise and glory to God. Hallelujah!!

 R.F.I. 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 be great contributions to the Society in the future.

 I would like to deeply bow my head in thanksgiving to our faithful friends like you who are pushing for a more faithful future generation by supporting and serving our ministry.

 Ephesians2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

 I pray and bless that the grace and the blessing of peace will always be present in your families,churches, businesses, and ministries.

 Because He lives,

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Liz Lee / Director of RFI

January 2019

      2018 Christmas event   2018 Christmas event      Vanessa’s Family      RFI Children

Happy New Year!!

Dear Friends

Hallelujah!!
Families of RFI wish you a very happy new year with God’s grace and blessings!!

 We are thankful for the Lord’s endless love and grace and we are ready to welcome the New Year by offering our new year’s greetings to you and yours.

Through our Friends,RFI board of directors, and numerous organization and churches, we were able to experience the abundance of God’s love and blessings. As we thank His wide river like grace and look forward to the plans that God has in store for us in the year 2019.

For our 2018 Christmas Event, start with Pastor of Grace Bible Church David Lee’s praise offering and wonderful sermon. Unlike the past 16 years, we had approximately 100 guess, along with families who had already graduated from our residential Program. Despite the unexpected amount of visitors, the help and support toys provided by former State Legislator Young Kim, Yogurt land, Jennifer Jo, and M.C.C., allowed us to smoothly carry on with the event more bountiful and unforgettably. Groups like Future Leaders of America have also provided us with 30 blankets, diapers and gifts for the children. A Doctor Nuri Park that serves in Mission 318 Church, someone who has been personally involved in my life. Doctor Park and Mission 318 Church Pastor Yong Tae Kim and ladies from the congregation came from early morning to help prepare the meals for everyone at the event. Without leaving a single person out, we were able to provide everyone with gifts and proclaiming the love of Christ. I would like to return all the glory and praise to the Lord who has listened to our prayers and have allowed wonderful things to happen through friends like you.

 I know deep in my heart that endless help that was provided by all of you surely gain hope in underprivileged ladies and children’s lives and future.I thank you from the bottom of my heart with that grateful hart I promise that give my all in continuing to proclaim the Heaven on this earth.

 I would like to introduce a family that has been Came to us last month, 28years old Single mom Vanessa son Anthony, Dallas Daughter Isabelle. Vanessa, who was an orphan, has lived with us 8 years ago with her younger sister and her son Anthony, along with Isabelle. Although since then there has been very difficult trials, when children’s father when back to prison and she was going through hard time with her children on the street she said to herself I can always go to rainbow home in Buena park, brother park and I when to pick them up from long beach. Thank the Lord!

I pray that until Jesus comes, with your help Rainbow Familywill always be able to have our doors open wide for mothers and children like Vanessa who have lost their way.

 Isaiah 61:3

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

To friends I offer my blessings and prayers that the Lord will fill your Lives with the bounties of heaven and the riches of the earth in the New Year.

Because He lives,

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Liz Lee / Director of RFI

December 2018

           2018 Thanksgiving                   Dakota                                R.F.I. Choir

Merry Christmas!!

Dear Friends

Hallelujah!!

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

Seeking for new life under the Lord’s grace and love, Christmas greetings to you from Rainbow Family in the name of our Lord!

Steadfast care of God we currently have 6 families in our home and each one is fighting hard and reigning victory in their spiritual battle. I thank the Lord for his faithful love and all our supporters who have provided us with endless prayers and material support in 2018.

 For this year’s Thanksgiving, Deacon Soo Lee who was formal RFI Board of director and members from the Kowin LA branch have provided 24 turkeys and other ingredients for a warm Thanksgiving dinner to our neighbors. Because of their support and love, we were able to provide for a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving meal for many families. I would genuinely like to thank everyone for their support.

 Dakota, an 18 year old who has been with us for about 5 months, has recently started attending high school again. She has been attending classes everyday and has been faithful in prayer as she plans out her new life. I want to thank the Lord for his compassion as He heals her pains during this process. This is the fruit of friends like you who have ceaselessly provided the moms and their children living in the RFM with your Love.

Thank you so much for your prayer and support.

 On December 22nd at 11 AM, Rainbow Family is hosting an annual event where we pass out gifts to our neighbors and children going through difficult times. Thankful for God’s love and compassion, Rainbow Family invites you to this lovely event.

 Children from Rainbow Family, who are anticipating for their gifts, are writing letters to Jesus.

Because I don’t want to disappoint them, I also have been praying for this.

 Please help me so that I may offer gifts to graduate families, neighbors and kids of our ministry.

Luke 2:14

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

 I pray that the living hope of miracles and blessings are with you and your loved ones in this glorious season.

 Because He lives,

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Liz Lee

Director of RFI

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