Mike Whang is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. He currently serves as lead pastor of Oikon Chapelwood in Houston, Texas. Connect with Pastor Mike and Oikon on Instagram @mikewhang and @oikonhtx.
I didn’t know I was Asian until I was 26. A bubble is a funny thing. Having grown up in the Southern California San Gabriel Valley, dispersing my time between a 60% Asian American high school and an immigrant church in Koreatown, Los Angeles, my perception of normal was not hyphenated with the word Asian.
I WAS CRYING MY EYES OUT during the final few miles of my trek into town.