Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King’s Cross Church. As “kingdom minded, kingdom people,” we recognize God’s work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Photo by Lucy Song

I moved back to my family home in Flushing around 2008. It was not by choice but out of financial hardship. I was once again in between jobs and couldn’t afford to live by myself anymore. I really don’t like Flushing and at times hate it with a passion. It’s too crowded, too dirty, too noisy and holds many traumatic memories. When I started high school, my parents purchased our first home and we moved into Flushing. My parents were immigrants full of pride, ignorant, stubborn, didn’t know anything about financial planning and trusted the wrong people. After a year or two, our home went into foreclosure by the bank. Flushing was my hell on earth. It was the bane of my existence and to this day I still struggle deeply with it. I come from a broken home where peace was nowhere to be found. I was desperate to leave and hoped to never come back. I left as soon as I found steady employment with my second job. (1/2)