Lou & Lisa, living in Virginia, U.S., develop interest in Korean culture through their youngest daughter, Alyssa
Lou & Lisa meet with a NK defector student for the first time, brings him into their home, which leads to a burden to pray
Lou & Lisa host a concert at their home-church in VA to raise funds to rescue a North Korean orphan, who currently resides in the U.S.
Lou & Lisa start NK Missions, a refugee education and assimilation ministry. They establish the Board of Directors in the U.S.
They visit Jangdaehyun School in South Korea, meeting students and staff members for the first time
Lou & Lisa move to Busan, South Korea, taking up full-time teaching duties at Jangdaehyun School, the first partner school for NK Missions
Lou is invited to speak at Handong Global University on Reunification (invited back in 2016, 2017)
NK Missions hosts first intern, Kelsey Neal, at Jangdaehyun School
First annual senior class trip to the U.S. with Jangdaehyun graduating seniors
First short-term missions team from OneU, a ministry from American University in Washington, DC
Second intern, Amy Neal, joins NK Missions, to serve at Jangdaehyun School
First full-time staff, Hannah Lechmann, joins NK Missions to serve at Jangdaehyun School
Second partner school - Yeomyung School, the largest defector school in Korea, agrees to join NK Missions as a partner
Second short-term missions team from Cornerstone Church, Fairfax, VA