Friday, October 31, 2014

Korean Pastor Receives Award for Work with Orphans

Hope for Orphans Presents George Muller Award!

This Orphan Sunday, Hope for Orphans is honored to announce that Pastor Lee, Jong-Rak is the recipient of the first annual Hope for Orphans Georg Muller Award. This award is presented to a Gospel driven leader who has displayed great courage and faith in promoting justice and love for orphans. Pastor Lee was presented the award on October 10th, 2014 at a Hope for Orphans Justice for Korea event in Seoul. HFO President and Co-Founder Paul Pennington gave the crystal bell award to Pastor Lee, who then addressed the assembly of pastors and leaders present.

Who is Pastor Lee, Jong-Rak?

In 2009, Pastor Lee became aware of the increased rate of abandonment of Korean children, and immediately responded by creating a "baby-box" at his home. The "baby-box," equipped with a motion sensor and an alarm, is a safe place for mothers to leave their babies knowing that these children would be loved and cared for. Since its installation, Pastor Lee and his staff have received over 570 children. Amidst significant opposition, he has demonstrated extraordinary courage in his defense of the fatherless. This spring, Pastor Lee's story will be introduced through HFO partner Focus on the Family's presentation of Brian Ivie's film, The Drop Box.

Click Here to watch The Drop box Trailer >>

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