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吗哪手记 · 文/7979同工
The worth of milk powder
How many people still need to work in their seventies? Uncle Zhou (pseudonym) is one of them.
Uncle Zhou’s son lost his job due to the pandemic. They have three grandchildren in the family and the eldest has started working. To meet the needs of the family, Uncle Zhou could not stop working even at this old age. He has been working in the timber factory for more than 20 years, and is grateful that he can still gain the trust of his boss. Although Uncle Zhou has way past his retirement age, his boss continue to hire him knowing he needs the job to support the family.
Oatmeal is how they begin their daily life and our supply of Manna food bag (with oatmeal inside) is most welcomed by the family. As for uncle Zhou’s wife, she is happy to receive the cooking oil which is essential in her preparation of daily meals for the family. . Both Uncle Zhou and his wife are health conscious and would drink milk to get the nutritional support. However, due to financial constraints, they can only afford to buy cheap milk powder in loose packaging sold by the shop based on amount she needs. “This is the first time I heard of milk powder been sold in such manner. Zhou’s wife can buy milk powder for just RM3” , said a volunteer from the Bekok Presbyterian Church 7979 Holistic Care Station.
When the 7979 volunteer delivered the Manna Food Bag to his house, Uncle Zhou was very excited and happy to find so many essential food items and Ensure milk powder in the Manna bag. Before leaving, the volunteer prayed for them and told them, "Jesus loves you, and He loves you unconditionally." Uncle Zhou’s eyes welled up in tears.
Uncle Zhou’s family has lived in Bekok for many years. Despite some hardships, 3 generations living together brings great joy to Uncle Zhou and his wife, and the loving care of the 7979 church, brings much warmth to their hearts.