My friends, Peter and Stephanie Chung, are faithful servants of the Lord. They have held on to their faith in times of suffering and hard times. They are the true definition of what good parents are. The couple brought up Joseph, who had autism, with love and strong faith in God. When God called Joseph home, Peter and Stephanie did not remain in grief over their sons tragic acci­dent. They transformed it into a God-given vision to establish a social enterprise called Joes Table. By hiring people with handi­caps at the café, the couple opened windows of opportunities for them to take part as members of society. The story of their son, Joseph, in Joes Table will provide deep comfort and healing to other parents around the globe.
- Billy Kim, chairman, Far East Broadcasting Company
Stephanie Chungs Joes Table, which is about her and Peters first son, Joseph, is a testimony to the love of a mother for a son who had attributes and gifts that surpassed those of othersgifts of love, joy, and encouragementthat far exceeded his capacities in other areas of life. What a joy to see how the Chung family was enhanced by each of their children! The truths of this life story will encourage and touch many families who share in this special pilgrimage of challenge and comfort, knowing that God loves them and in his special grace fulfills his loving plan and purpose.
- Will Graham, vice president, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
This deeply spiritual memoir about an extraordinary boy and a resilient and remarkable mother will offer hope to all who read this truly remarkable story. Stephanies late son, Joseph, suffered from autism and seizure disorder throughout his life. Readers will experience Stephanies heart-wrenching yet beautiful jour­ney as a mother of a child with complicated health needs and be inspired by her profound spiritual transformation.
- Jim Pattison, CEO and chairman of Jim Pattison Group
The Psalmist reminds us that God "prepares a table before us," even though we may be surrounded with formidable challenges. The words of Stephanie Chung in Joes Table encourage our hearts as she shares with us how God can use the challenges of the challenged to bring light and hope to the shadows of our times. Her son, Joseph, was a shining example of the surprises God has in store if we allow Him to set the tables of our lives.
- Honorable Stockwell Day, PC, ICDD
No mother in the world should have to bury her child. It is against the laws of nature. But such unspeakable tragedies happen. As a friend and spiritual sister of Dr. Stephanie Chung, I have come to understand the source of her strength and resilience to rise above the immeasurable pain of the loss of her first-born son. It is her faith in God, our Creator, who made Joseph in his own image and sent him into this world. Joseph is her angel and her inspiration in death as he was in life. By the grace of God, Joseph lived a life of joy and devotion while challenged with autism and seizures. Stephanies courage, deep faith, and unbounded love for Joseph gave birth to this book, Joes Table. And this book is her gift to you. May this book touch you deeply and bless you with the grace of God.
- The Honorable Yonah Martin, Canadian senator
As a child I sang the hymn "Faith Is the Victory," and I could not help but be reminded of that truth after reading Dr. Stepha­nie Chungs Joes Tablea personal and touching story of sweet Joseph. This intimate history of a familys love and devotion to one so innocent and good is nothing short of inspirational. It is a must-read for parents in need of encouragement and for anyone else whose journey has left them lonely and even afraid. Stepha­nie Chung and her husband, Peter, shine a light for the rest of us.
- Andrew K. Benton, president and CEO, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
It has been a great honor for me to meet Stephanie and to have fellowship with her. When I see her encourage others and care for them as a wife, a mother, or a friend, I see Jesus. The love that she extends to everyone, even when she is going through a difficult time, gives us a glimpse of Gods character. Her evident courage and passion has made a deep impression on me. Josephs life has left us with beautiful and unforgettable memories that will remain with us and all who know this admirable family. Joes Table will be a comfort and encouragement to those experiencing adversities in life, and it will bring all readers hope and peace. This book is like a beautiful song to our Lord who is vast and good.
- Maria Gloria Penayo de Duarte, the former first lady of Paraguay