Portraits of Grace: Joseph

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King’s Cross Church. As “kingdom minded, kingdom people,” we recognize God’s work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Photo by Albert Cheung

I remember freshman year in college, I was attending a praise and prayer session on a Friday night and I got to church about half an hour early. I brought my Taco Bell $5 box for dinner and was having a hard time finding a good place to enjoy my dinner in the church because they really only allowed eating in the fellowship hall. The Korean congregation was eating their fancy home cooked Korean dinner in the hall and here is this awkward Chinese kid trying to sneak past them to scarf down his Taco Bell. I remember feeling extremely lonely at the point in time because I was away from home, I hadn’t made many friends in college yet, and I was eating alone while being surrounded by people who don’t speak the same language. At that moment, two or three of these Korean brother and sisters mustered up whatever English they knew to tell me to save my dinner for some other time or someone else and they shared everything they were eating with me. Now if you know me, I can’t say no to food. I remember eating meal in tears of joy because at that moment I knew Christ loves me and he chose to display this through the overflowing love from his church.