Hyo Sarang Mission, which has focused on challenging children, teens, and young adults to integrate their faith with their Korean American identity, held its annual writing and arts competition during the month of May, and the awards ceremony took place on June 11 at Fullerton Presbyterian Church. 70 award recipients attended.

Coming in first place for the writing contest was Yewon Park (12th grade), and for the arts contest, Leah Kim (sophomore in college) took first place. Both received laptops as their prize.

State Assemblywoman Young Kim attended the ceremony again this year to encourage and award the winners.

“The biblical perspective of taking care of one’s parents is one with faith at the center,” said Young Chan Kim of Hyo Sarang Mission. “We hope to pass on to our younger generation — who currently live in a world in which the future seems very uncertain — the right spiritual inheritance.”

This year’s competition’s theme was, ‘What have I received from my parents?’ and prodded the competitors to reflect on the role that their faith and their Korean American identities play into the way they interact with and love on their parents.

Meanwhile, a children’s choir had a special performance during the ceremony, and two students received community service awards from Assemblywoman Young Kim.

This article has been translated. For the original in Korean, visit kr.christianitydaily.com.