家里需要我 My family needs me
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急难故事 · 文/慧欣
My family needs me
A Story of Crisis Intervention · Written by Tang
“Doctor, I can’t stop and dare not stop. My family needs me.”
When Ping Jie pressed on Sandakan Baptist Church 7979 Holistic Care Station’s door bell, she had no clue how the church could help her, for her needs are plentiful.
Ever since her boyfriend was diagnosed with cancer, she had to single-handedly support the whole family, including her old aged mother and a nephew who is in secondary school, despite her own physical illness.
When in severe gastric pain, she still has to work.
When her heart disease makes her dizzy, she must still work.
She told the doctor, “I can’t stop and dare not stop. My family needs me.”
Staring at the utility bills, rental, household daily expenses and medical bills, she simply cannot stop working. The financial burden is too overwhelming. When she heard that Sandakan Baptist Church is helping people in need, she decided to give it a try.
After Ping Jie shared her predicament with Pastor Khoo and Sister Loh, they visited her and decided to offer assistance.
Within two weeks, the 1st emergency crisis intervention fund was released to Ping Jie. Each time she received the financial aids, she signs a great relief. Furthermore, with the “Blessing at Your Doorstep” booklet, sister Loh and Ping Jie, can talk and share about many different things. During the pandemic, when they can’t meet each other, sister Loh continues to call and chat with her. Ping Jie felt the care and warmth of the church.
When the 4 months of emergency crisis funding support ended, sister Loh continues to visit her and asked her, “God gave us His best gift, do you want to accept Lord Jesus as your personal saviour?” Ping Jie said “Yes, I do.”, without hesitation. Although, Ping Jie’s life has not changed dramatically, her needs , sickness and pain remains, but she is no longer alone. She now has bothers and sisters by her side, and our Almighty God as her ever-present Help.
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7979 CIF - 急难家庭救助 Crisis Family Intervention Fund