Hey incoming freshmen, we’re getting ready for ya this upcoming WELCOME WEEK, where EPIC UCSB will be tabling and hosting events the 24th-30th.
EPIC is an Asian American Christian fellowship on campus.
We exist to give every Asian American student an opportunity to know and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through gathering, growing, and going.
We’re stoked to get to know many of you and to welcome you into our ohana (family!). On our page you’ll find info and details of all the awesome stuff we have planned—hike, game night, prayer & worship, potluck, dance party. See you soon!
(This picture is from our Brothers’ Appreciation Day last year)
Everything captured here is a little glimpse of the life of a tribal kid in Ugis. The dirtiness of his turtleneck, the eating of plain rice with his hands, the hut, the bare feet, the stare…This is Pijo. And he is loved by God. #cdi2012 (Taken with Instagram)
A sweet bundle of joy—Ngoc Thao, a four-year-old taken off of the streets from a life of begging at the age of two. His mom was a prostitute. The caretaker of this Christian orphanage took Thao in after seeing him in the streets. His mom tried to take him back from the orphanage, but the orphanage owner’s perspective was that she wasn’t ready. This orphanage provides abused and orphaned children a home and a family. Thankful to have visited a place like this. (Taken with Instagram)
These boys loved taking pictures. The one in the front only made silly faces. #cdi2012 (Taken with Instagram)
My friend Xa from the orphanage in Hoi An holding his new shoes. He’s never had shoes to go to school before. He’s only been at the orphanage for several months, after his dad passed away and his mom couldn’t handle the financial burden of taking care of two children. Xa is from the tribal areas of central Vietnam. He’s warm-hearted, friendly, easy to talk to, and just a great kid overall. His birthday is next month. Had to fight years listening to his story and finding out he didn’t know the exact day of his birthday. It’s the little things that we take for granted that these kids would love to have. Pray for him and the kids here. #cdi2012 (Taken with Instagram)
Hao, a 10-year-old boy at the Hoi An orphanage. The lesson today was Jesus as Emmanuel. Emmanuel means God with us. My heart was getting torn apart at this orphanage. Pray for the kids here. #cdi2012 (Taken with Instagram)
Ministry in Binh Phu include giving gifts to the poor and elderly. I was blessed by their smiles and joy! #cdi2012 (Taken with Instagram)
At a small church in the poorer area of Rizal, Luzon. Thankful for the ministry we were blessed to be part of in Rizal. #cdi2012 (Taken with Instagram)
I can get very, very used to this. #cdi2012 (Taken with Instagram)
Taut Bato “tomahawk” boy. #cdi2012 (Taken with Instagram)
Napkin to stop his eyes from “sweating”…hahaha. #cdi2012 (Taken with Instagram)
@ an elementary school in Quezon, Palawan. #cdi2012 (Taken with Instagram)
Pijo. Apparently he looks like me and could be my son. He is a gem of a kid from Ugis, a native tribe in Palawan. #cdi2012 (Taken with Instagram)
NOT representative of the massive hoard of bikers we saw in VN. It’s like they were saying with their constant honking, “welcome!” #cdi2012 (Taken with Instagram)