Eric Iki is a fourth generation Japanese American (Yonsei) who serves as a youth and young adult director at Faith United Methodist Church in Torrance, CA. If he could, he would spend more time fishing, being in nature, and not worrying about life. He also believes that pineapple does belong on pizza and doesn’t care if you think otherwise.

Clinging to Hope During Uncertainty of the Japanese American Church
By Eric Iki

I grew up on a steady diet of Saturday mornings, pajamas, and cartoons. My brother and I would wake up as soon as the sun shone through the blinds. Together, we’d run to my parents’ room to ask them if we could watch TV.