James, formerly the Exec Director of World Vision, has setup a social enterprise My Helper to “Protect and Preserve” the helpers he bring in from Myanmar since 2014.
Almost 2 years have passed since he started his agency and I was privileged to have joined in some of the outings he organised for them every quarter, acting as the adhoc photographer during the outings.
Since Oct this year, I have been able to experience first hand the joy of teaching IT skills to a small group of helpers who gave up their shopping and leisure hours to learn MS Word and Powerpoint. My ex-student Alexis also decided to chip in and spend her sunday afternoons with me at the small setup across James’ agency in Peninsular Plaza. Such is the power of doing a little good….the joy that we experienced in giving what little we know and in turn being privileged to be able to take a peek into their personal lives – learning about the various Myanmese home towns they came from, the food they crave, the family they missed and also the dreams that they have.
All of us have our dreams. One shared that she dreamt of a red sports car! Another dreamt of tasting her hometown cooked food. May each helper realised her dream and experienced the abundant life that Jesus promised!