have asked HK volunteer in Malawi, Janny Law, how this website
can assist her to help some of the most needy people. This is
regular food supply and medical care to families in remote
villages is urgently needed.
have located 2 remote villages, which are over 70 KM from
Salima town. One of them has no road to access. People
have to cross a river and climb. At the other village a child
had a serious skin disease . The mother said it would
take 4 hours to walk to the nearest clinic and 4 hours to come
back. So they just left the child like that for months. I
photo to a doctor and had drugs sent the drugs on the same
of these villages have set up Child Based Care Centers which
are like the nursery you visited at Chiutila last time. They
need food, education and medical care. I am still working with
the local volunteers to see how to support them.
the first village, I will check the possibilities to build a
bridge or make a new route to the nearest road. A mobile
clinic will be run once a week to ease the health care
problems of the villages nearby. A doctor from a local private
clinic will assist. Will keep you posted about the progress.
Letter from a South African inmate
in a HK prison for drug trafficking - describing how she was
4 readings +
are from Simple
(which has Chinese translation available)
Help others in their time of need.
When people ask you for help, do not turn them away.
Do not let your children grow up wild.
Teach them self control and self-discipline from their earliest years.
Good health is better than silver and gold.
Better to be poor and healthy than rich and sick.
Do not give in to brooding and fretting when
things go wrong.
Even in the saddest situation, look for light at the end of the tunnel.
Avoid jealously and anger.
Jealously and anger will shorten your life.
A moderate diet will help you sleep well.
Gluttony produces sleeplessness, biliousness and grumpiness.
Wine was made to cheer our hearts.
But drinking to excess will reduce your strength.
Lord, please help me be
moderate with food and drink
My recording of this
To you have I lifted up my eyes,
you who dwell in the heavens.
My eyes, like the eyes of slaves
on the hand of their lords.
Like the eyes of a servant on the hand of her
so our eyes are on the Lord our God till he show us mercy.
Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
We are filled with contempt.
Indeed all too full is our soul with the scorn
of the rich,
with the proud man's disdain.
Lord, please protect poor
from being exploited by rich people
While here in prison, I have helped someone
to become a believer. He is carrying this letter - Onesimus
I'm sending him back to you, no longer your
but your brother in Christ
Please welcome him as you would welcome me.
And let me pay for anything he stole from you
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with
Jesus, please put an end to slavery in the
Some people carried a paralyzed man through a
crowd to Jesus.
The man was on a bed.
Jesus knew that these people believed he could
so he said to the paralyzed man "Courage, your sins are
Religious leaders in the crowd were
thinking to themselves
that Jesus was wrong to say he could forgive sins.
So Jesus said to the leaders: Which is
to say 'Your sins are forgiven', or to say 'Get up and walk'?
Then to prove that he had authority to forgive
he said to the paralyzed man
"Get up, pick up your bed and go home".
The man got up and went home.
The crowd praised God for what they had seen.
Jesus, please give me more
faith in your power to forgive, your power to heal
Joy of Love - Pope Francis'
letter - on
love in the family Full
have repeatedly said that to love another we must first love
ourselves. Paul’s hymn to love, however, states that love
“does not seek its own interest”, nor “seek what is its
same idea is expressed in another text: “Let each of you look
not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of
others” (Phil 2:4).
Bible makes it clear that generously serving others is far more
noble than loving ourselves.
ourselves is only important as a psychological prerequisite for
being able to love others: “If a man is mean to himself, to
whom will he be generous? No one is meaner than the man who is
grudging to himself ” (Sir 14:5-6).
We cannot ignore the fact
that in cities human trafficking, the
narcotics trade, the abuse and exploitation of minors, the abandonment of the
elderly and infirm, and various forms of corruption and criminal activity take
(Also), what could be
significant places of encounter and solidarity often become places of isolation
and mutual distrust. Houses and neighbourhoods are more often built
to isolate and protect than to connect and integrate.
The proclamation of the Gospel will be a basis for restoring
the dignity of human life in these contexts, for Jesus
desires to pour out an abundance of life upon our cities.
The unified and complete sense
of human life that the Gospel proposes is the best remedy for the ills of our
cities, even though we have to realize that a
uniform and rigid program of evangelization is not suited to this complex
But to live our human life to
the fullest and to meet every challenge as a leaven of Gospel witness in every
culture and in every city will make us better Christians and bear
fruit in our cities.
and Jessica were on their way home from the bar one night and
John got pulled over by the police. The officer told John that
he was stopped because his tail light was burned out.
said, "I'm very sorry officer, I didn't realize it was out,
I'll get it fixed right away."
then Jessica said, "I knew this would happen when I told
you two days ago to get that light fixed."
the officer asked for John's license and after looking at it
said, "Sir your license has expired."
again John apologized and mentioned that he didn't realize that
it had expired and would take care of it first thing in the
said, "I told you a week ago that the state sent you a
letter telling you that your license had expired."
by this time, John is a bit upset with his wife contradicting
him in front of the officer, and he said in a rather loud voice,
"Jessica, shut your mouth!!"
officer then leaned over toward Jessica and asked. "Does
your husband always talk to you like that?"
always," answers Jessica, "only when he's drunk."
join me in praying for one part of the world each day of the
Europe & Russia Tues:
South Asia Wed:
S.E. Asia & Pacific
Central & North America
please bless the people of Europe
And praying for prisoners in one
part of China each day of the month:
On this 18th of
the month, Jesus please bless the prisoners of Shandong
praying for one of the
world's poorest countries each day of the month:
On this 18th
of the month, Jesus please bless the people of Ivory
praying for one Islam-related
intention each day of the
from (mainly African) inmates in Hong Kong prisons - and other
drug trafficking items: 2016
(stopping Africans from being tricked into
bringing drugs to HK)
from Tanzanian inmates in Hong Kong prisons
Asylum Seekers' File
South Asians from being "people smuggled" to HK)