June 2013, we will be back to Sandakan for evangelistic concert. Sandakan is a place with familiarity and human kindness. Raymond would never forget about the sister Wong as shown above. This photo is so precious as this elderly sister had given Raymond a lesson to learn.
About 3 to 5 years back, Raymond went to a church in Sandakan for evangelistic concert and spiritual revival meeting. Sister Wong sit behind Raymond in these 2 meetings. The first night after the evangelistic concert, the sister approached me and said “I don’t know much about music, so I would not buy CD; but I will support you with offering”. Raymond smiled and thanked her for the support. In heart, Raymond can see from her outward appearance that she might have challenges in living daily life, let alone offering.
Sunday service spiritual revival meeting, sister Wong seated behind Raymond as well. She patted on Raymond’s shoulder and said, “So sorry that I didn’t bring money yesterday” then passed to me the envelope with offering. I was thankful, at least she kept her promise and look upon this ministry.
After the meeting, sister Wong came up to me and giving compliments. She was so excited and asked, “You would not go off so earlier, would you? I go out for a while and will be back in a minute, please wait for me.” It turned out that sister Wong went back to get a “huge offering” to support this ministry. The pastor told Raymond that “Sister Wong is only a hawker and yet she is so generous in offering. Looks like she really loves you guys and the lives you all dedicated to the Lord is touching her her so much!”
Raymond felt ashamed because I had a wrong attitude of judging someone by appearance. I only understand little about the story of the poor widow putting in two copper coins and did not take the lesson of the Lord into my heart. Besides, sister Wong’s faith and purity was beyond Raymond’s dedication to the Lord. And still, she is a heroine – she did what she said. Her action has surpassed many people who do not even care about the ministry and those who do not bother or not taking seriously of what they have said.
In reality, sister Wong’s offering is not giving huge help but her life has influenced Raymond as a person who is doing evangelistic work. This real life has carved on Raymond’s heart until today. When the ministry comes to a low point, disappointment, or hard to carry on, the life of this heroine would appear in my mind. Whether it is small or huge, the effort by all supporters is flaming the torch of battle in Raymond from time to time! Thank you for all your support – Heros and Heroine!