From Listener to Friend

The darkest hour of Waiyee’s life came in March 2007, when she learned that her father had terminal colon cancer. “I was trying to encourage him when I saw his sufferings, but I was so weak,” she says.

Born with disabilities that cause her to use a wheelchair, Waiyee was facing her own health issues and seeing eight specialists. “Life seemed so meaningless, and I really thought about ending my life right then.”

During this period, Waiyee heard the Back to God Ministry International program Listen to My Heart. She contacted the producer, Laisin Cheung. Laisin carried on several email conversations with Waiyee, offering hope and encouragement from God’s Word, says Rev. Jimmy Lin, Chinese ministry leader for BTGMI. Waiyee says Laisin “helped to pull me out of that deep valley of the shadow of death.”

The two became good friends, and Waiyee now regularly contributes to the blog on Last summer she made the trip from Hong Kong to Chicago to meet Laisin and Rev. Lin.

Waiyee still struggles with medical issues and depression, but she has found ways to let the love of Jesus provide comfort. She finished her education and works in a social welfare office in Hong Kong.

At BTGMI’s international studio, Waiyee recorded her testimony, which was included on a CD called A Companion Through the Storms. BTGMI has distributed the CD to listeners in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and North America. A number of people who received it have written to say that it encouraged them.

About the Author

Nancy Vander Meer is a staff writer with Back to God Ministries International in Grand Rapids, Mich.