Hello everyone, I’m Sarah Cho.
If I could use three words to describe myself, it would be responsible (most of the time), realistic, and charismatic (I think so?) But most of all, I am loved: loved by the almighty King whom I am honored to call Father.
I was born a missionary kid to my Korean dad and Chinese mom, but quickly became a pastor’s kid as my dad went into full time ministry in Kunming, China. I grew up not only in a Christian family, but also in a Christian school, a school where chapel was mandatory every Tuesday and a school where the principal’s main job was to bless the school every day (sorta kidding).
Growing up, I knew that Jesus loved me and therefore I should love him, however when middle school came around, I began to feel suffocated. Suffocated by a reputation I had to uphold, suffocated by the fact that other Christians passed judgements on my every action, and suffocated by values that were not of acceptance nor love.
As time grew on, these suffocations pushed me to look at my imperfections and wonder, “How could God ever love someone like me?” That burning question drew me further and further away from the truth of God’s unconditional love until I was lost in a sea of lies. Through it all, God still managed to reveal his power and remind me that “I still love you,” no matter how unwilling I was to accept that truth.
Two years ago, I moved from Kunming, China to Tucson, Arizona. I started attending a public school, which surprisingly is an experience that has deepened my relationship with God as I strive to love those who do not know of Christ’s unconditional love. Because after all, there is no greater command than this:
"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" -Luke 10:27
When I’m not serving on my church worship team, you can find me struggling to finish whatever homework I put off that week (I thought I was responsible too), obsessing over cats on instagram (#futurecatlady), planning school activity meetings (bleh), and going on adventures with my dearest friends.