Thursday, November 6, 2008

Extraordinary 不平常

Feasting again!

Last night I went for a wedding dinner of my fellow legionary's son at HGH Hall in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. I was sharing a table with Francis and his wife Linda.

Whenever I see them, my heart filled with joy and gladness. They always smile and full of enthusiasm to share whatever they are doing, especially their church and BEC activities. Right now they are busy involved with the fund raising dinner which will be held at the same venue this coming Saturday. They are raising fund for the new church complex of their Jesus Caritas Church in Kepong.

It needs extra effort for anyone to take up this task, more so if you are having certain health condition. Francis is a renal failure patient for about 8 years and needs dialysis three times a week. It is a heavy burden for him, physically and financially. He bears it courageously. He lives life with faith and hope with the support of family especially his wife Linda. He has a regular job but is active in church activities too. Francis and Linda are legionaries who do regular visit to the sick and aged.

I admired his courage, faith and trust in God. He is a shining example for me in bearing life's suffering and pain.

May our Lord continue to bless him with courage and protect him and his family always.




From left: Francis & Linda
左起:淇友和美珍



又是大吃。

昨晚我去参加甲洞军友梁国英第二儿子结婚的喜宴。婚宴是在冼都黄岳海礼堂举行,场面热闹隆重。我和王淇友、林美珍夫妇同桌。

每当我见到这对夫妇的时候,心里就会涌出一股感恩及喜悦的情怀。他们满怀笑容,很热忱的和我交谈,也常分享他们的工作,特别是堂区及BEC, 以及圣母军的工作。目前他们正忙着帮忙筹备将在这个星期六,在同一个礼堂举行的大型筹款晚宴。这宴会是为他们的堂区,甲洞圣爱堂兴建新教堂基金筹款的。

假如参加这么繁重的工作,任何人都必须作出额外的付出。假如你有健康状况的话,那你的付出必是更多了。淇友是一位有八年历史的肾病患者,每个星期必须机器洗肾三次。这对他身体及经济方面,是一个很大的负担。

但他勇敢的去面对这些问题。他以坚强的信德,家人的支持,特别是太太的相伴,怀着希望的生活着每一个日子。除了有一份工作之外,他也很活跃的参与教会的工作和活动。他和太太都是圣母军团员,故此也时常做拜访病人及老人的工作。

我非常敬佩他的勇敢,坚强的信德和对主的依持。他是我的学习模范,特别是勇于面对人生的病痛和挑战。

感谢主,经过六年的等待,他终于被接受到靠近住家的政府医院洗肾。对他来说,这确是减少了来往的距离,节省时间,也减轻了他的经济负担。阿肋路亚!

祈求上主继续的护佑他,给他勇气,并降福他及家人平安快乐。

** Thanks to Francis and Linda for allowing me to share their story and picture.
谢谢淇友及美珍允许我分享他们的故事及照片。


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1 comment:

L.P said...

I salute you Sir!