“After forty years my vision and lifetime goal to start a foundation for the benefit of underprivileged children has come to blossom. My dream has always been to dedicate a foundation in honor of my father, Dr. Arthur E. Schneider, to carry on his legacy of support for disadvantaged children around the world.
Several years ago, I was diagnosed with an incurable cancer, Multiple Myeloma. As one can imagine, I was devastated with the discovery of this deadly disease. But the Good Lord has given me strength and has blessed me with survival. Although I am currently in treatment and have survived thus far, I must face the possibility of the end at any time. For that reason, I must steward this mission as quickly as possible to bring it to fruition. Time is of the essence.
Since the inception of this project, the joy and excitement it has brought to my life has been immeasurable. I am grateful that God has given me a chance to achieve it. I have not gained riches or fame as a result of this walk with God, but I have gained a richness of hope and a sense of significance and purpose that is worth far more. It seems odd, but my life has become filled with peace, joy, love and every other good thing that His words refer to as the “spirit-filled life.” I know that God is always there beside me offering guidance, protection and hope. What a comfort this is!
Let us all share that goodness – the wonderful sense of assurance that we might have – no matter how dark things may look. In 1995 I had an opportunity to visit North Korea and saw the people, especially the impoverished children. I have felt since then the overwhelming urge to pray for them. Upon my return from North Korea my heart and mind were always with them. It occurred to me that perhaps this was my calling, to help take care of destitute children wherever I might reach them.” – Sang Man “Sam” Han (1949-2012).