Interview with Hiu Yin
Hiu Yin is dedicating 6 months until November to serve with us in Ouesso, and we’re so privileged to have her with us. Here’s a photo of her with her beloved cat Lubby, in Singapore. Let’s get to know her better through this interview.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was born in Hong Kong, went to Australia to study when I was 14 years old. I then relocated to Singapore in 2012. Having been living in different countries and cultures, home away since young, I have developed special, unique characteristics and skills in life – I am able to feel at home and make the place home wherever I am; and I can easily make friends, build, and develop good, deep, meaningful relationship wherever I go. Another characteristic is that I rarely feel hot and would not need any cooling fan or air-conditioning wherever I am usually.
What made you decide to volunteer for New Sight in Congo?
I am a pharmacist by training. Since I was little, I wished that one day, I would be able to go to Africa, to live with people there, to share with them what I have, to serve, and to help them with what I can. It pains me to see people suffer merely because of poverty of lack of resources. There is always a thought in me that “If there is anything I can do to stop or prevent this unnecessary suffering, I have to do it”.
What is your role at New Sight?
My role in the New Sight team would be assistant to Joyce and Henri, and the entire team. We work together to help prevent blindness from preventable or treatable eye conditions, hoping to restore lives by restoring eyesight.
Is there anything that we can pray for you?
Please pray for my learning of French, so that I can communicate with team members and locals and get to know them and understand their culture and upbringing. And pray for wisdom to know what needs to be done, and how to assist and work with each team member on various operations. Pray for joy and peace in whole team, as we work together in one team and one spirit. Pray that I can be a blessing to the team and locals here, and be a good testimony or example of giving and serving to my friends, colleagues, brothers and sisters.
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