Asian American Alliance 2G Network
- By Sam George
- Published 11/10/2006
Sam George is the Executive Director of PARIVAR International - a non-profit initiative to address the needs of youth and families of Asian Indian origin in North America and to the Asian Indian community worldwide. Parivar means family in many Indian languages. Sam George also serves as one of the founding directors of Urban India Ministries
www.UrbanIndia.org Sam George and his wife, Mary have spoken at premarital and family events in many countries. They are parents of two boys and make their home in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Sam is the author of the book “Understanding the Coconut Generation: Ministry to the Americanized Asian Indians." Check out this website www.CoconutGeneration.com Coconut (brown on the outside, white on the inside) is a metaphor for the Americanized Asian Indians. Sam George can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
This week, I am attending a second generation network conference of Asian American pastors of Christian Missionary Alliance denomination. There were second gen leaders from Lao, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Hmong, Korea, India etc. When it comes to second generation (I really do believe) there is so much we all can learn from each other, though our cultures and churches have many unique issues.
It was great fun to hang out with AA leaders last night and I am looking forward to my session on Lessons from the Coconut Generation this evening. I wish more of emerging leaders get to hang out with others like and similar to them. I have met young coconut leaders who think, they are the only one of their kind and carry the weight of the whole second generation upon themselves. How sad!
One thing I was pleasantly surprised over Coconut book tour was large number of younger leaders who are in seminary or considering ministry calling all over North America. God is doing something awesome with this generation. I am excited to be part of a divine drama unfolding right before our eyes!
There is an idea of gathering second generation leaders of Asian Indian community in North America. Any one interested?