Friday, November 30, 2007

Journey of Hope 2007 Photos

Journey of Hope participant since its inception, Charlie King - singer/songwriter extraordinare, performs for a group of Journey participants and the Amnesty International school group at Rice University.

The Journey of Hope was honored to welcome to this year's event - Mr. Ko, who traveled to Texas all the way from Seoul, South Korea.

Mr. Ko is a murder victim family member whose his mother, wife, and children were murdered by a serial killer. Through prayer and struggle, Mr. Ko came to forgive the man who killed his family and has corresponded with him.

Accompanying Mr. Ko were a film crew from SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System), and several from a Catholic prison ministry group.

On the left-hand side of this paper is the phonetic translation of the lyrics for "We Shall Overcome", into the Korean language. The song is well-known throughout South Korea. Journey participants would sing the song with a verse in English and then a verse in Korean. The use of song and music was an effective and light-hearted way to bridge the language barrier between those who spoke English and those who spoke Korean.

On the right-hand side of this paper is the lyrics to Charlie King's song "Step by Step".

1 comment:

Kevin Lucas said...

The song is well-known throughout South Korea.