(This blog was written by International Aid’s President/CEO Brian Anderson following an October trip to Korea where he visited with International Aid – Korea)
I recently had the opportunity to travel to Seoul, South Korea to visit our friends at International Aid – Korea.
About fifteen years ago, International Aid helped launch IAK and since then we’ve had the opportunity to partner with them on occasion.
The purpose of this visit was to be a presenter at their fundraising concert, which was outstanding by the way, and to meet with their board members to discuss their current projects and how International Aid might be able to help.
IAK has two primary initiatives:
First is their Vita-Health program that focuses on providing vitamins to children.
They currently have 8,500 children being served and receiving the vitamins does so much to improve their health.
The other program is geared specifically to women refugees.
Most often, the women have escaped from North Korea or China and have had to turn to prostitution in order to provide for themselves.
IAK’s program seeks to provide necessary health services to these women and to help them integrate into society.
They are also working on developing a mobile clinic so services can be provided in more areas.
I hope to return to Seoul in the spring. The plan is to visit the areas where services are being provided and to determine how International Aid may be of service.
Based on their needs list, we will do our best to provide them with medical equipment and supplies.
IAK is a wonderful organization that truly has a heart for the Lord and helping people in need. Please pray for IAK and IA as we seek to glorify Christ by serving others.