By Pauline Chau
Special to The B.C. Catholic
BURNABY, B.C. (BCC)
"How much do you know about yourselves? How much do you know about who you are? Where did you come from?" Bertha Tsui asked participants at the Chinese evangelization event "Home Coming."
The Fountain of Love and Life (FLL) ministry event, over a year in the planning, attracted an audience of more than 600 people, non-Catholics as well as Catholics, to the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby the afternoon of March 25.
|Tsui, one of the witnesses at the event, recalled her experience of encountering Christ when God healed her of cancer. "Not only did God create me; He loved me so much from the very beginning." She shared with the audience how God called her and how she responded to His call.
God found her and embraced her with love, hope, and eternal life, said Tsui, who studied at a secondary school run by nuns in Hong Kong. "If one is not familiar with a software application, the best person to ask is the designer of the software. Who would be a better person to answer questions about creation and who I am?"
Her testimony and those of several other witnesses about their "home coming" journeys (back to the Catholic Church) struck a chord with many guests at the event.
A two-hour multi-media program included witnesses (both recorded and live), music, skits, prayer, and a talk by Father Anthony Ho, spiritual director of FLL and assistant pastor of St. Michael's Parish.
Those who felt touched by the Holy Spirit were invited to the stage to receive blessings from Father Ho; Father Paul Chu, pastor of Canadian Martyrs Parish; and Fathers Aloysius Lou and John Mak, who are both retired but happened to be in town.
This first-ever evangelization event held by FLL in the Greater Vancouver Area utilized over 100 Chinese volunteers from Catholic parishes all over the Lower Mainland.
Fountain of Love and Life is a non-profit Chinese ministry of the national Salt and Light Catholic Television funded by donations. Its mission is to be a Catholic voice in various media channels, including TV, radio, Internet, DVDs, etc., evangelizing the Chinese-speaking community, spreading the message of a "Culture of Love and Life" so as to guard the next generation from the harmful influences of the world.
More information about the FLL ministry and its work is available at www.FLL.cc.