A Former Jehovah's Witness And The Fire That Changed Everything
It's the biggest night of your life. It's all on the line and you're staring down the barrel of success and then the entire course of your life shifts in one moment. Could you imagine losing your entire life savings all in one night? Our guest Josh Kim talks to us about the night an unexpected fire in Vietnam changed it all for him as well as what his life was like as a former's Jehovah's Witness.
Josh is a second-generation Korean American born in Queens, NY, raised in NJ, who moved to Atlanta following his dreams of Commercial Real Estate. His parents immigrated to the States in the early 80s with only a little cash and a family of seven. He grew up going door-to-door preaching in the suburbs and eventually dropped out of college to support a religious non-profit full-time as an ordained minister. This lead him to Vietnam to help remote deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. He would eventually get into business ventures, involving boutique hotels and rooftop bars, and while the opening night of the first venture, with his entire life savings, may not have gone as he expected - it eventually led him to meet his fiancee on a plane from Taipei to Tokyo. He now has a scratch donut shop in Milton, GA serving locally roasted coffee and ground-in-house burgers called Bloom Roadside.
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