BEC focuses on Migrants

It’s not just about migrants, it’s also about our fears was the theme for the month of Sept for BEC St Anthony Gombak, Good Shepherd Church.

Nov 02, 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: It’s not just about migrants, it’s also about our fears was the theme for the month of Sept for BEC St Anthony Gombak, Good Shepherd Church.

Julia Hting Chyu and her two children, Saviour and Francis, were invited to join the BEC to reflect more personally about migrants in our midst. Julia shared on her life in Malaysia, having stayed here for 10 years. Both her children were born in Malaysia. They had to move from Klang to Serdang to Setapak in search of work and community. Julia explained about the conditions of her people back home in the Kachin state in Myanmar and the plight of many internally displaced people (IDP).

Julia and her family are very grateful and thank the Lord for the gift of belonging to a Catholic church in Malaysia and in particular, the Good Shepherd Church in Setapak. She is truly appreciative of the warmth and hospitality shown to her family as well as her  Myanmar community here, by the parishioners of Good Shepherd.

Julia who now speaks basic English after being tutored for over three years by a parishioner in Good Shepherd, sang the praises of her teacher, Madam GC Toh, who gave her time and effort tirelessly week after week teaching English to a group of migrant mothers in Setapak.

When asked, Savior who is 10 years old, said she would like to grow up and become a designer, to the delight of the BEC members.

The BEC members of St Anthony were enlightened by this personal encounter which made the message of caring and loving our fellow migrant brothers and sisters more genuine and real.

Jane Low, a BEC member, said that this had changed her perspective of migrants and asked for forgiveness for saying very harsh words about migrants in Malaysia.

This is indeed the work of the Lord!  

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