Making traditional rice cakes “dhuk” with sticky rice during New Years at Mango House.
Through education, we hope to end the cycle of poverty for our children. In many years of doing ministry, we have learned that without proper education, it is very difficult to escape the cycle of poverty in SE Asia. EF seeks to place our children in the best schools possible, and train them with important skills like English language, math, and computer skills. You can partner with us to support a few of our brightest students to grow in understanding God’s grace and be able to pursue a life that God has called them to live.
For various reasons, mothers drop off their new babies at our orphanages. For mothers to surrender their babies and for us to provide this service is an agonizing situation, but the reality is that it is often best for these infants to grow under our care. We hope that one day, adoption into loving families can be possible but until then, we will provide for them throughout their lives and raise them like our own. The needs of these orphans are overwhelming as they grow. Please consider partnering with us to raise our orphans to experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ.
Young girls come to cities for work and education. Many find themselves pregnant and most decide on abortion. However, a few would rather have the baby and give them to us for our care. These mothers often live with us in our orphanages and become part of our community for the duration of their pregnancy. You can partner with us to provide counseling and care for these young ladies.
Human trafficking is common all over the world, especially in South East Asia. Many young girls and boys are sold into many forms of bondage. Elijah Foundation partners with many like-minded organizations that rescue young children from brothels, that shelter and counsel them, and to train and educate them with skills to make a living. You can partner with us to make a big impact in the lives of the broken.
I am indebted to the people who paved the way before me. A little more than a hundred years ago, Christian missionaries came to my country of birth (South Korea) and planted the seed of Christianity to the poor, the orphans and the widows. That seed produced a harvest that no one could have imagined. The sacrifice of those early missionaries is one of the main reasons why I am a Christian today. Furthermore, at a young age, I was given the opportunity to immigrate to United States with my family. This move made it possible for me to develop and grow in the vision that God gave me.
When I was very young, God placed a deep desire in my heart to look after orphans and widows. Now, with the help of Elijah Foundation, I am living out my dream and calling. I want to give back just as I have been given and provide Christian hope to those who are in need.
Please partner with me to impact orphans for the cause of Jesus Christ.
— Rev. Daniel Jung
Upon graduating from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Master's in Divinity in 1996, he served as a pastor in the Chicago-land area for almost 15 years. In 2000, God reminded him of his call to look after the orphans and in 2001, with the help of a few friends, he established the Elijah Foundation in the United States. After many years of traveling to SE Asia, he and his family, with the blessing from his church, followed the call to full-time missions. He currently resides in Chiang Mai, Thailand with his wife Sue and his two boys Kido and Kiwon.