Monthly Prayer Letter (March 2021)

Dear companions of FES,

Peace in the Lord! We have to admit that we have entered an era of tribulation. Being honest with ourselves about our inner world is paramount. Beyond that, we also need to ask ourselves (and God), “What is a life that is worth living and fulfilling our true selves?” The values and norms prevalent in society, or the individual’s perceived role in them, build up a sense of who we are, and somehow, they become a self-imposed constraint that we cling to as well. Jesus revealed the paradoxical nature of life, “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” (Mt. 10:39)…

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FES Annual Appeal 2021

Dear companions of FES,

Peace be with you in the New Year! I believe that in the New Year’s greeting of this year, family and friends are likely to talk about migrating to another country. It is not an easy decision to start all over again for the sake of children’s education or the right to personal freedom, and to run towards a future that is equally unsure. Some people choose to stay and do their best at their roles according to their calling or beliefs…

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Monthly Prayer Letter (January 2021)

Dear companions of FES,

I have heard Professor Lin Hong-hsin recently say that 20s of each century is the “most influential and brilliant period”, equivalent to the youthful years in life. The 20s of last century, known as the “Golden Decade of Philosophy”, was marked by the emergence of a number of philosophical and theological masters of European cultural thought who provided the blueprint for shaping the future of a world in crisis…

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Monthly Prayer Letter (December 2020)

Dear companions of FES,

May peace be with us all in this land of sadness and despair during the Christmas season. Over the past year or so, Hong Kong has been overwhelmed by the pandemic and security law. Many are traumatized and have to face their suffering alone, worrying about their loved ones. Being in relationships is the essence of life. The loss of contact with others or isolation from people is not only a physical pain, but also an exhaustion of will and an absence of meaning…

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Christmas Gift Appeal 2020

Dear companions of FES,

Peace in the Lord!

The past year has been a year of unprecedented upheaval for all of us. From the protests against the extradition bill in last year, to the changes in the entire political arena following the implementation of the National Security Law in Hong Kong in recent months, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the world since the beginning of this year, the rhythm of our lives has been completely disrupted…

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Monthly Prayer Letter (October 2020)

Dear companions of FES,

The recent series of controversial incidents in the education sector, including the cancellation of a primary school teacher’s registration and the disputable appointment of the vice-presidents of the University of Hong Kong, have caused people to worry that the education sector is facing unprecedented challenges and regulation. Education is no longer education if it is controlled and censored by the regime. By not trusting the ability of students to develop their own perspectives…

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Monthly Prayer Letter (September 2020)

Dear companions of FES,

A recent research report regarding the freedom of Hong Kong by Freedom House has caught my attention. The rating of Hong Kong has been in decline over the past few years, reflecting that Hong Kong is facing a severe crisis, where political rights are being exploited and civil liberties are being threatened. Since the colonial times, Hong Kong has not been regarded as a completely free society and has long been rated as “partly free”…

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Monthly Prayer Letter (August 2020)

Dear companions of FES,

Peace be with you! The rather exhausting than restful summer vacation has finally come to an end, and the uncertainty of a new school year is upon us again. Many secondary schools have been already busy preparing for the virtual start of the school year, and university registration and orientation activities are taking place online instead. In facing the new academic year, the education sector is under tremendous pressure…

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Monthly Prayer Letter (July 2020)

Dear companions of FES,

I remember in a recent morning meeting, I shared with my fellow workers that Christians must live with a perseverance that “cannot be defeated” and that we must not lose our spirit and dignity even in the midst of harsh circumstances. A lot of things we may have to let go in our lifetime, but we must not let go of hope. As Professor Wong Ka-leung mentioned in Six Imperfect Ways of Faith, “We live in an age when many people have already resigned themselves to their fate…

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