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Weekly Worship Meetings
We have weekly worship services at ‘Young Saeng Presbyterian Church’ at 7 PM on Tuesdays for the members of Los Angeles area, and at ‘Lord’s Light Community Church’ at 7 PM on Thursdays for the members of Orange County. Through the weekly worship services, Milal members share love for each other and vision for our mission for people with disabilities.
Class AGAPE is run every Saturday, from 10 AM to 1 PM for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Class Agape is free for all participants. There are six different branches: Orange County, Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, Irvine, Torrance, and Adults (at Milal Office). Due to Covid-19 pandemic, Class AGAPE programs are run in hybrid, both online and face-to-face meeting.
Starting in March 2020, ‘Sharing Love’ project was implemented to assist individuals with disabilities and their families living in financial difficulty due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With support from various different organizations and individuals, we provide Milal members in LA and OC area with groceries, masks, sanitizers, and other necessities.
In Late June of each year, Milal Mission branches of Vancouver, Northern California, and Southern California come together to hold Camp AGAPE. Camp AGAPE provides individuals with disabilities a chance to make wonderful memories during the 2 nights and 3 days with their 1:1 aides. The camp has separate programs for adults and for children with developmental disabilities.
In the autumn of each year, Milal Mission presents an annual cultural event known as ‘Milal Night’. The event showcases talented performers and inspirational speakers who have not just overcome but learned to embrace the challenges of living with disabilities. All the funds raised by Milal Night is allocated towards the Milal Scholarship for students with disabilities. We have raised and handed out over 2.7 million dollars of scholarship to students with disabilities. Over 5,000 people in Southern California attend the Milal Night event each year.
‘Milal Scholarship’ is a scholarship program to support the students with disabilities in financial need. The Committee of Milal Scholarship was established on October 15, 2001. The first Milal Scholarship award ceremony was held on January 4, 2002, with the total scholarship amount of $54,000 for 15 students. The amount of scholarship and the number of awardees has grown each year. In 2023, total of $128,000 were awarded to 102 students residing in United States, Central & South America, and other countries. The total accumulated amount of scholarship awarded from 2001 to 2023 is $2,876,200.
On Saturdays of May (sometimes April) and December, the Milal Mission in Southern California collaborates with various local churches and organizations to create a day of fun and enjoyment for individuals with disabilities. Hundreds of volunteers work together to organize a carnival in May(April), complete with rides and various booths. The December Festival is a semi-formal banquet and dance party attended by over 1000 individuals.
Sign Language Class
Sign language classes are provided to serve those with hearing impairments. As of February 2023, Milal Mission in Southern California has trained over 730 individuals. Trained individuals currently serve in churches throughout Southern California. Each semester of our class is 5 months. The classes are composed of Korean beginner, Korean intermediate, Korean advanced and Korean Translation courses.
<Milal & World>
In collaboration with all branches of The America Wheat (Milal) Mission, we publish 8,000 copies of monthly magazine <Milal & World> every month. The magazine reports various news of ministry and financial reports from 15 Milal branches in North America. It also prints articles and columns of Milal ministers, as well as essays contributed by the Milal members. The copies of <Milal & World> are distributed to various individuals, churches and community in Southern California to share the vision of Milal Mission.