Through the Fire of Persecution

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Fri, 2011-11-11 05:19

The cab was entering the roundabout, as I pointed at a nearby spot and signalled him to stop there. I clumsily got off the taxi with my camera and bag as he thanked me for the little tip. "Ma'a salama," I bade farewell to him with my broken Arabic as he began to drive away. Those are the last words in our short time together.

Those are probably the last words between us in this life. What's the chance of us meeting again? A traveller from thousands of miles away, and a taxi driver among the thousands of men of the same trade in Amman.

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Iraqi Refugees

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Thu, 2011-10-13 04:06

Selah, an Iraqi refugee child, and his mother.

Joined Nahoko Takato and visited this child (Selah) and his family at a hospital during my stay in Amman, Jordan. She told me that they arrived in March and were still waiting to get on UNHCR's list. However, the child, who was born with a birth defect, had his conditions worsened in the few days beforehand and required surgery ASAP.

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On Travelling

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Sat, 2011-09-24 17:45

"...Most Jordanians wouldn't dream of ripping off a foreigner, with the possible exception of taxi drivers," thus says the Lonely Planet guide.

Indeed, the taxi drivers are notoriously dishonest, and I can attest to the above statement from first hand experience. But regarding the other Jordanians......

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A Letter to the Children and the Youth (re: New School Year)

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Sun, 2011-09-04 12:43

The new school year is about to start, what do you hope to achieve in the coming year?

I have been to the Gaza Strip recently. It's a small piece of land located at the south east of the Mediterranean sea, and the south west of Palestine/Israel. The land area is about a third of Hong Kong's (360 km2 vs. 1100 km2). It's a beautiful coastal flat land.

The beach in Gaza.

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From Gaza, With Love

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Fri, 2011-08-19 02:35
From Gaza, With Love

The border was being bombed, and people killed, just as I was crossing it.

They live in constant danger, not knowing if they can see their beloved ones the next morning.

Yet, they're high-spirited, and not in despair. They love their land, and refuse to give up hope.

However, how many of us would care? The news of the stock markets fills the front pages.

And on the day we come before the throne of God, how should we answer to His inquiries?

Deliver those being taken away to death,
and hold back those slipping to the slaughter.
If you say, “But we did not know about this,”
does not the one who evaluates hearts consider?
Does not the one who guards your life know?
Will he not repay each person according to his deeds?
- Proverbs 24:11-12

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Who Likes to Stand Under a Scorching Sun?

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Sun, 2011-08-14 07:24

Ramadan has started last Monday, and police and military personnel have been stationing at and around Tahrir Square since then. A few skirmishes have occurred but it's largely peaceful. But it occurs to me, why are the security force there?

To answer the question, let me try to ask another question, who wants them to be there?

Let me venture to guess...

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What Does the Swine Flu Have Anything to Do in Egypt?

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Wed, 2011-08-03 17:28

Question: What does the swine flu have anything to do in Egypt? Afterall, Muslims (of which about 90% of the Egyptians are considered one) are forbidden to consume pork.

The (short) answer is: It made the streets dirtier.

Garbage in Cairo's streets

List of Bible Software with Chinese Bibles

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Mon, 2011-08-01 23:06

This list is by no means comprehensive. Yet, I hope it can help one in the process of selecting a bible software.

Unless otherwise specified, the user interface and bibles are available in both simplified and traditional Chinese.

Should you find any information in the list to be incorrect or outdated, please do let me know. Thanks in advance.

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Reflection on the Searching of Noah's Ark

Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Tue, 2011-06-07 13:44

Some time ago, a letter on my church's notice board grabbed my attention, it's from a local organization refuting claims by a certain person named Randall Price, that the organization’s claim of successfully finding Noah's Ark was probably a hoax, and at the same time discounting the local Christian newspaper from reporting the news "without factual checks", then accused both of them of slandering in the final stroke.

If only God would publish His judgment on this matter on the newspaper.

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Submitted by Lo Yuk Fai on Mon, 2010-10-25 01:37

​​​​​​​They turn the needy from the pathway,
and the poor of the land hide themselves together.
​​​​​​​Like wild donkeys in the desert
they go out to their labor,
seeking diligently for food;
the wasteland provides food for them
and for their children.

- Job 24:4-5

Photos: Scavengers

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