Pearl exists to help Asian Americans flourish in Christ.
Yang Chen is the founder of Pearl, a relational network designed to help Asian Americans flourish in Christ.
Yang immigrated to the US at the age of 5 for his father’s PhD program at Oakland University. He quickly found himself being influenced by two very different cultures. At home, his family’s Chinese culture established the norm, but at school and with peers, American youth culture provided a very different outlook and influence on his life. This tension between cultures only intensified as Yang grew older, peaking after college. The lack of alignment between career aspirations and family expectations created conflict within the home. Coupled with a great desire to find love, his mental health declined during this time. However, Yang also discovered that he was not alone and started to connect with and mentored others who were struggling too. This is the inspiration behind Pearl.
Pearl addresses the issues young Asian Americans face through one-on-one mentoring. Pearl helps connect these emerging adults with relatable, spiritually mature, proven, and compassionate mentors. These mentoring relationships facilitates the development of wisdom, perseverance, and personal voice. To strengthen these connections, Pearl also provides written resources that they can discuss, as well as creating social events for networking and mutual encouragement.
Yang married his wife Jean in 2018, and they reside in Auburn Hills, Michigan, living out this call to help Asian Americans flourish in Christ together.
Donate to Pearl
In order to sustain their work of helping Asian Americans flourish in Christ, we invite you to make a one-time or recurring donation which will be designated toward the work of our branch Pearl. All gifts given are tax deductible. Abide Ministries partners with Donorbox to enable donors to make one time and recurring donations, while allowing them to manage their own giving in a safe, secure, and reliable environment.
Online gifts can be made using the form on this page, or at https://donorbox.org/pearl. You can make one-time or recurring gifts using credit cards, debit cards, or bank transfers. All transactions are processed through Donorbox (a Stripe partner) for the highest level of security and convenience. Once you make a gift, you can manage your gift at www.donorbox.org.
Check gifts can be made out to: Abide Ministries and sent to 323 Linwood Dr, Rochester, MI 48307.
Please add “Pearl” to the memo line of all check gifts. For any questions regarding giving, please email [email protected]mmunity.
STOCK / MUTUAL FUND GIFTS
Most U.S. brokerage firms can quickly and easily transfer your gift of stock or mutual funds to Pearl electronically. Click here for details to give to your broker.
IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
If you are age 70 1⁄2 or older, you can make gifts from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to Pearl without paying income tax on the withdrawal. Click here for instructions on how to make an IRA Charitable Rollover.