Youth shares her joy at being a humanitarian aid worker

Serving in a Christian NGO requires courage and commitment because it is not the same as searching for a job.

Jan 23, 2021

KENINGAU: Serving in a Christian NGO requires courage and commitment because it is not the same as searching for a job. Firstly, you need to be out of your comfort zone and have a strong spirit,” said Caroline Liew, from Senangang, a World Vision Malaysia (WVM) mission worker who focuses on helping people in need, regardless of religion, race or background.

Carol, a holder of Bachelor of Sociology and Social Anthropology at UMS, appeared on radio Kekitaan FM with DJ Emui. A Catholic youth who actively participates in camps, seminars and spiritual activities, Carol says that WVM, an international Christian humanitarian organisation, is committed to serving the poor, especially children. Currently, Carol and her friends are serving in Sook, Nabawan.

When questioned on why she chose the field of humanitarian service while other youths  preferred to work in the city, this is what she said: “Working on a humanitarian service platform is a call and a blessing. I was inspired by my parents who are also actively serving the community.” According to Carol, her father was a catechist and often served the outstation parishes.

“When he returned, he would always share the joy of serving. This has inspired me to do the same.”

After graduation, Bishop Cornelius Piong and her friends encouraged and supported her decision to join WVM.

She then explained the scope of her work as a humanitarian worker, which are to identify the challenges faced by the children and the community as well as to formulate a long-term plan. She was also familiar with the bitter challenges they faced due to severe road conditions and no electricity, Internet or clean water facilities in the areas she visits or serves.

“All this works wonders with the power of the Holy Spirit. The friendship I built with the people and the happy faces of those whom I served, have made my days valuable” said Carol. She also served the Orang Asli community in the peninsular for several months and had the op portunity to study in Kalimantan, Indonesia, to further strengthen humanitarian aid services.

WVM was founded in 1950 by Dr Bob Pierce, an American pastor. Dr Bob founded WVM while in China where he helped a child who wanted to study but could not go to school due to poverty. Dr  Bob tried to send the child to a missionary headmaster who helped the child receive an education. Starting from that small business, now WVN is growing all over the world, dedicated to helping poor families and fighting injustice as well as struggling to show God’s love to everyone.  In 

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