HOUSTON (BP)--Drug use is escalating among second-generation Koreans -‚Äď the children of immigrants -‚Äď and even some parents are succumbing to addictive behaviors.
"We are losing the second generation," Ki Tak Kim of Korean Baptist Church in Sonoma County, Calif., said during the Korean Council of Southern Baptist Churches in America's June 18-20 annual meeting in Houston.
"This is growing so fast. Before we understand English, the drugs are in our kids."
The problem is compounded by the fact that in the Korean culture, people don't talk about addiction being in their family, or in their church family, because to do so would be to lose face, said Kim and Man Poong Kim (no relation) of Global Mission Church in Silver Springs, Md....
It seems that after any revival, there is a falling-away from Christ in the 2nd and 3rd generation....especially when life has to be lived with all the pressures of friends and society that are so anti-christian...more so in affluent societies where materials and money are #1 priorites. Some thing to think about...terv.davey