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Friday, April 29, 2005

Look at these women

Lee Kuan Yew delivered a keynote address at the World Ethics and Integrity Forum 2005 yesterday in Kuala Lumpur.

Lee said then-President Ferdinard Marcos of the Philippines only had an annual salary of USD5,000 (RM19,000). He asked, "Do you believe he was living within his means?" His own answer - "Look at his wife".

This seems to have nothing to do with my posting this evening. But I am asking you -

Look at these women.

GB International President with GB Hong Kong Posted by Hello

International President with GB Malaysia Posted by Hello

We are hosting the GB Asia Fellowship in Sibu starting today until 2nd May. I have the chance to do a quick posting here because the Chairman of Asia Fellowship, Mrs Sally Chew is still in Kuala Lumpur waiting for a flight to Sibu. She is supposed to touch down Sibu at 5:20 pm and our dinner has earlier been fixed at 6:00 pm. Other groups from Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong and West Malaysia are arriving at 9:00 pm. The International President, Ms Hee Piang Ching would arrive here tomorrow after her official trip to ChiangMai.

These women are all playing many roles in their lives. These roles include wife, mother, boss to someone, employees, daughter. Yet, week after week, they work faithfully with young girls teaching them about life and about Christ.

Look at these women. They travel from near and far to meet to discuss Girls' Brigade matters, to sharpen their saw and to have fellowship. That's why it's call GB Asia Fellowship.

The Asia Fellowship meets twice every year. We met in Singapore last December.

Some women enjoy living alone with their own privacy being able to do what they want when they want. But it is hard for GB to be a hermit GB. We need each other to navigate the spiritual rocky bumps.

Fellowship in GB means women - imperfect but important fellow travellers on the highway to heaven. The fellowship provides encouragement and support for each other. The fellowship provides and environment for healthy spiritual growth. The fellowship provides the chance to be trained in the art of love and sservice. The fellowship provides a ground of togetherness and caring.

For the next three days, these women will worship together. They will pray together. They will eat together. They will discuss GB matter. They will discuss GB international business. They will sharpen their saw. They will study the words of God.

Look at these women. They relinquish the anxieties, distractions and busyness of the day and empty themselves completely on their Lord. These women lean, rest and rely upon Him. And as they listen, talk and ponder, these simple women learn the truth of what it meant "to abide in Him and He in them".

9 comment(s):

Thank you women for your hard work. My girl is a GB, she sure has many stories to tell whenever she comes back from her Saturday GB Meeting. The life skills she learn from these women, the spiritual growth she gains through the teachings of His words by these women...

Indeed, look at these women, not women with many shoes and beautiful clothes, but look inside them....

By Anonymous Another woman, at 12:04 am  

Hi Yan&Company:

Using this occasion to wish AllofYou success at this GB fellowship. Today is Labour Day -- your day, my day, OUR day -- yes, ndeed, recognising that we all labour for ourselves, our families and that of the etended family of Society. When work is enjoined with Love and Joy, it's not more work, it's a Journey of Love. ENJOY!

May 1 is also a very special day for me -- my inner circle of freinds know why; Yan knows why, partially. May we all make it special in our own ways; Miracles Do Happen -- it shows from within the hearts of GB fellows shown in your pix. CarryandMerry On...

By Blogger desiderata, at 8:44 am  

Hi Yan:

A "small" dedication to Yancorner for all the small miracles at work at Blogosphere and at PrintMedia level. Here's cheers to Firstof May Emi Fujita-style...Thanks on an Apple Tree again -- Hope lots of Leaves and Apples find their way into your Touchong Corner!

By Blogger desiderata, at 1:22 pm  

I wish to share with all my favourite psalm that reads:-

The Lord is my shepherd
I have everything I need
He lets me rest in fields of green grass
and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water
He gives me new strength
He guides me in the right paths as he has promised
Even if I go through the deepest darkness
I will not be afraid, LORD
for you are with me
Your shepherd's rod and staff protect me.

Psalm 23 (Verse 1-4)

No matter how successful we are, there are days when we are scared and fearful and feeling very alone. That's just human. Therefore, to be able to go somewhere like your GB Fellowship where you can just let go, worship the LORD together and knowing that you are in trustful company is like going being lead to quiet pools of fresh water where you find new strength.
Be thankful for it.

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