How "Wheat Mission Society" Started
Wheat Mission Society was founded on Oct. 16, 1979, in South Korea. When proper awareness and perspective on people with disabilities were non-existent in South Korea, the Society had three objectives: evangelism, service, and enlightenment.
In July 1993, the Society established Miral Welfare Foundation (“Miral/Milal” is a Korean pronunciation of “Wheat”), and continued its operational campaigns by setting up dozens of local branches,
missionary/leadership training institutes, schools and vocational training facilities for the disabled.
Under the same spirit and objectives, the movement spread to the US in 1987, as well as other parts in the world such as Europe and Canada. On March 30, 1995, the branches scattered throughout the world formed the World Association of Milal, signaling the beginning of a global missionary organization for the disabled.
The Wheat Mission movement is actively ongoing in over 100 parts of the world, and is aiming towards an establishment of 1000 worldwide locations for missionary work with the disabled. The Society is advancing in prayer to spread the living gospel and the true love of Jesus to over 600 million individuals with disabilities.
WHEAT MISSION SOCIETY IN VANCOUVER
AT A GLANCE
Wheat Mission Society in Vancouver is a branch of the World Association of Milal’s America Division, which has first operated unofficially since 1999 and was officially established in August 2001. It is a registered non-profit organization/charity group in BC, and a service provider of CLBC (Community Living British Columbia) for the disabled. It offers a wide variety of programs, and acts as a bridge to connect Korean communities affected by disabilities to Canadian welfare service agencies and benefits.