ISAAC July 2016 Newsletter
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"You will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water." -Psalm 1:3


Summer has been filled with many exciting changes underway for ISAAC.

First things first, we'd like to announce that ISAAC now stands for "Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity!"

Our summer internship exists to do just that—as ISAAC places three Asian American young adults in African American churches, these leaders are prepared to make an impact in their communities and beyond. In the process, they, too, are transformed. Introducing our summer interns and intern supervisors (from left to right):

Janelle Paule, Recent Graduate of Biola University — Intern at West Angeles Church of God in Christ, mentored by Elder Oscar Owens

William Ko, Sophomore at Biola University — Intern at Word of Encouragement Community Church, mentored by Rev. Dr. Damali ‘Najuma’ Smith-Pollard

Xeres Villanueva, Azusa Pacific University Alumna — Intern at Park Hills Community Church, mentored by Reverend Larry Dove


In addition to weekly visits at our partner churches, interns gather together once a week to share a meal and are mentored by the ISAAC Internship Program Director, Reverend Dr. Young Lee Hertig.

Read more about William's internship experience here.

Welcoming Jing & Clara Wong

Jing Wong: One of the most outstanding Chinese-American Violinists, Jing Wang enjoys an active career on today’s international music stage.  The founder and the concertmaster of the Southern California Philharmonic, President of Music Teachers Association of California, South Pasadena Branch and former concertmaster of Riverside Philharmonic, the assistant concertmaster of the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China, Jing has earned the high acclaim and recognition for her unique artistry. She has won numerous top awards in nationwide music competitions, is one of the "Chinese Overseas Outstanding Award" winners in 2010. She served as concertmaster for Riverside Philharmonic and is now concertmaster for Southern California Philharmonic Orchestra.  She has performed under the baton of Zubin MetahJohn Williams, Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa and more.

Clara Wong: Clara Wong (on the right) is a senior at South Pasadena High School who succeeded Karissa Xu (on the left), who will be beginning college life this fall at Cal Berkeley. Clara has maintained a high GPA throughout her academic career and was tested into the GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Program at a young age. She has been accepted into the prestigious WEBB private school. Wong has received many musical  and athletic achievements and has dedicated her time in volunteering at her church for multiple occasions. Wong has also lead her church's children ministry in two Christmas musicals as the main director. She currently attends South Pasadena High School. And yes, she is the daughter of our newest board member, Jing Wong!
Announcing Heart2Heart Blog

We are excited to announce our newest blog series, Heart2Heart!

An excerpt from Reverend Hertig's first post, "Knowing Heart, Knowing Whole Being:"

CS Song, in his seminal book, Third Eye Theology,  states, “To know one’s heart is to know one’s whole being.” How do we know our hearts?  Jesus answers in his teaching to disciples, that “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12: 34).  The Heart2Heart blog, therefore, involves a treasure hunt. [Read more here.]

Stay tuned for more Heart2Heart sharing!
ISAAC'S 10th Year Anniversary
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events celebrating ISAAC'S 10th Year Anniversary!
ISAACForum NorCal: ChristianityNext: The Future of ANA Church
Planning team: Louis Lee, Russell Jeung & Tim Tseng
  • Monday, September 26, 6:30pm-8:30pm, at Redwood Chapel, (19300 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546) 
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 11:30am-2:00pm at Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church (4405 Fortran Ct, San Jose, CA 95134)

10th Anniversary Gala & ArtFest: Join us on the evening of October 15th as we reflect on God's faithfulness to ISAAC through the years by worship through the arts.
Date: Saturday October 15, from 6:00pm-8:15pm 
Venue: Church of Our Saviour 
Formal invitation to come.

10th Year Reception: During AAR (American Academy of Religion)/SBL (Society of Biblical Literature), in San Antonio, Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 6:30-8:00pm.
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