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Thursday March 8, 2012     Dear Friends

Good evening from Hong Kong. Happy International Women's Day today....somewhat surprisingly, but very pleasingly, a very important day in the Mainland: e.g. at many primary schools, female teachers have half a day's holiday!

On this 8th of the month,  Dear Lord,  please bless the people of Heilongjiang

Smile:  At the top of today's menu on www.v2catholic.com   I put "International Women's Day".
But then the first item on the menu, by pure chance - not design, was Called to be a Man Alive !

Today has been a school day for me: a.m. at Notre Dame College for mini drug seminar for some 140 Form 5 students.
Then in the afternoon the usual double English class for 22 primary girls (half of them Primary One)....where...fittingly for Women's Day...we continued our study of the famous Chinese heroine, Mulan!

Speaking of little girls:  8 year old Petrina is still in coma at a local hospital. Brain dead. Parents hoping for miracle.
Please continue to pray for Petrina: Jesus, please heal Petrina!

No recent photos     Previous  HK photos        Previous Zhaoqing photos

Calendar:
Next meeting to pray for healing will be this Sunday March 11.  (Photo of Nov 13 group)

HK people (of any faith) battling any sort of sickness  are welcome to join me for a simple sharing and prayer at 3pm
at 5/F chapel of St Paul's Catholic School, Yau Ma Tei  (just near YMT  MTR, Exit C)

Mon-Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat,   March 12 - 17:    prison visits
Thurs March 15:  Afternoon English class at Our Lady's Primary School, Wong Tai Sin

Many thanks  for donations to help my work for the poor in HK and for the poor in China:
March 7 - Jenny (HK)

Now available in HK: "Honey ginger tea", "Honey lemon tea", "Honey aloe tea"....beautiful, no side effects like
coffee and ordinary tea. But...for the life of me...."honey ginger" etc is just marmalade jam in a bottle labeled "tea"!

A  serving  of God's Word to give us wisdom and hope - Numbers 21, 22   - from www.simplebible.info 
As the world collapses economically and socially 
 ...and as the church goes into a tail-spin through internal power-struggles
 ...let's anchor ourselves to the Bible & to service of the poor

Chapter 21-22

As the Israelites continued their journey,
a number of kings did battle with them.

One of these was Og, king of Bashan.

God said to Moses:
"Do not be afraid of him, for I have given him
into your power". 
Israel then easily defeated Og and occupied his land.

The king of Moab also wanted to attack the Israelites,
but before attacking, he consulted Balaam son of Beor
who was a type of prophet and could see the future.

Several times the king asked Balaam to curse the Israelites,
but each time he blessed them, 
because this is what God told him to do:

"You are not to curse this people, for they are blessed".

The king then summoned Balaam to his presence.

Balaam began his journey to the king, travelling on a donkey.

God sent an angel with a sword to block Balaam's way.
The donkey could see the angel, 
so she left the road to make a detour. 

Balaam hit her and made her return to the road.
On the road the donkey again saw the angel
and just lay down on the road.

Balaam was very angry and hit her with a stick.

Then God made the donkey speak:
"Why did you hit me?  Haven't I always been faithful to you?"

God  now opened Balaam's eyes
and he saw the angel with a sword.

Balaam realized that the donkey had saved his life.

The angel then told Balaam to continue his journey
but to say to the king only what God said to say.


21~22

以色列人继续他们的旅程,一些君王与他们作战。

其中一个是巴商王敖格

梅瑟说:
“不必怕他,因为我已经将他交到你手。”
于是以色列轻易地击败了敖格和占领他的土地。

摩阿布也想攻打以色列人
但在攻打前,他咨询贝敖尔的儿子巴郞
他是先知之类,可以看到未来。

好几次君王要求巴郞诅咒以色列人
但是每一次他祝福他们,
因为这是吩咐他做的事:

 “你不可诅咒这些人,因为他们是受祝福的。”

于是君王传唤巴郞到他面前。

巴郞骑着驴子,开始去见君王的旅程。

派出持剑的天使挡住巴郞的去路。
驴子能看到天使,所以她离开了正路,绕道而行。

巴郞打她,使她返回正路。
在路上驴子再次看见天使,就干脆躺在路上。

巴郞大怒,并用棍杖打她。

那么,使驴子说话:
“你为什么打我?难道我一直不
于你吗?”

此时开了巴郞的眼睛,所以他看见持剑的天使。

巴郞意识到驴子救了他的命。

天使告诉巴郞,继续他的旅程,
但对君王只说吩咐说的话。
 

Dear God, please stop people from being cruel to animals

亲爱的,请停止人残暴对待动物

Latest article and recording for Ming Pao newspaper  (updated March 7)

Please click www.v2catholic.com  to check articles posted over the past week

God bless everyone with  hope, and strength, and courage and peace
- especially the many special friends who are battling cancer
-  in HK, the Mainland & overseas.

John W omi      

One billion people starving - what can I do?           Why I'm in HK and not in Zhaoqing  


Thursday March 1, 2012     Dear Friends

Good afternoon from Hong Kong where politics is just as "complicated" as anywhere else.
Where did Februry go? As the years go on, time seems to go faster....

On this 1st of the month,  Dear Lord,  please bless the people of Anhui

True Ash Wednesday story - from some years ago on Lantau Island: little girl, in mother's arms, after receiving
ashes on Ash Wednesday, said to mother: "Father very naughty. He put dirt on my head"!

Prayers please for 8 year old girl fighting for her life in a local hospital:
"Dear Jesus, please heal Petrina!"  Thank you, so many people in HK and other places
for continuing to pray for Petrina

Doctor Jesus "Good News" file recently updated

 
Recent photos

2012-02-26  Sunday night gathering for special guests at Yau Ma Tei Caritas Centre

Recent  HK photos         Previous Zhaoqing photos

Calendar
Sunday March 4:       
2.30pm Mass at Lo Wu Prison

Mon-Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat,   March 5 - 11:    prison visits
Thurs March 8:  Afternoon English class at Our Lady's Primary School, Wong Tai Sin

Many thanks  for donations to help my work for the poor in HK and for the poor in China:
Feb
18 - Mr Lee (HK)

March 5 - Monday:  China's new leaders due to be chosen. Come Holy Spirit!

Help needed: would anyone know someone who speaks Spanish & Vietnamese
....who could help type Spanish & Vietnamese texts of Dr Jesus please?
Texts have already been translated....just need someone to type them.  Please contact me
- jdwomi@gmail.com 
 

Job needed:
A-Wai, aged 43, a recent graduate from Hei Ling Chau Detention Center.
Released Jan 27....walking the streets looking for job. Not easy to find job when you don't have a right hand.
But he would love to be someone else's right hand...as a guard, gardener, cleaner etc. 
Part-time or full-time.
Any kind friend like to give him a job chance for one week or one month?
Please contact me: jdwomi@gmail.com  or ph: 67095674 (mornings)

 


A  serving  of God's Word
 to give us wisdom and hope - Numbers 21   - from www.simplebible.info 
As the world collapses economically and socially 
 ...and as the church goes into a tail-spin through internal power-struggles
 ...let's anchor ourselves to the Bible & to service of the poor

Chapter 21      Listen to Chapter 21

In order to avoid the land of Edom,
the Israelites headed towards the coastline.

But the people again criticized God and Moses.

So God sent  snakes among the people
and many people died.

The people then said to Moses 
"We have sinned; please pray for us to save us".

Moses prayed for them, and God heard his prayer.

God told Moses to make a bronze snake and put it on a pole.

Anyone bitten by a snake could then look at the bronze snake
and live

 

21  

为了避开厄东之地,以色列人朝海岸线出发。  

但百姓再次指责梅瑟  

因此打发蛇到百姓中 结果许多人死了。  

百姓之后对梅瑟说:
“我们犯了罪;请为我们祈祷拯救我们。”
   

梅瑟为他们祈祷,而听到了他的祈祷。  

告诉梅瑟做一条铜蛇并把它挂在竿上。    

那么任何被蛇咬的人可以看看铜蛇便 可以活着      

Jesus' words  (John 3.13):
 "The Son of Man must be lifted up
as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, 
so that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him".

耶稣的话(约翰 3.13):
“人子必须被举起
梅瑟
在旷野举起毒蛇,

结果是每个相信的人都得永生。
”

Bible Study Group:  Maybe on the 3rd Sunday of each month, 3-5pm, if at least 5-6 people can be found.
Please let me know if you're interested in joining:  jdwomi@gmail.com 

Latest article and recording for Ming Pao newspaper  (updated Feb 28)

Please click www.v2catholic.com for articles I have published on that website over the past week

God bless everyone with  hope, and strength, and courage and peace
- especially the many special friends who are battling cancer
-  in HK, the Mainland & overseas.

John W omi    
 

One billion people starving - what can I do?           Why I'm in HK and not in Zhaoqing 

 


Thursday February 23, 2012     Dear Friends

Good morning from Hong Kong, where lovely light rain is falling

On this 23rd of the month,  Dear Lord,  please bless the people of Guangxi

Prayers please for 8 year old girl fighting for her life in a local hospital:
"Dear Jesus, please heal Petrina!"

Smile - True story: last night at Tung Wah Hospital, I visited 3 dear friends who have Motor Neuron Disease 
(MND - ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease): Michael, John and Candy. Thank you for prayers for them...
John had just finished having some sort of congee. He asked me for pen and paper (he can't speak).
Then he wrote, very slowly and with difficulty: 
"could - you - please - help - me"....to which I replied, verbally,  "I course I will".
He kept writing "- get - back - my-" 
....and I thought to myself...the next word will be "health" (that's what I pray with him for each week). 
Then two words appeared "-
green - spoon"! 
Someone had accidentally taken it when cleaning up after the meal.
That was an easy item to retrieve. May John's health also soon be retrieved!
Recent photos

2012-02-18  Visit to Jordan Center by the Lee family and Teresa

Recent  HK photos         Previous Zhaoqing photos

Calendar
Sunday Feb 26:        Prison Mass (?)

Mon-Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat,   Feb 27-Feb 3:    prison visits
Thurs Feb 30:  Afternoon English class at Our Lady's Primary School, Wong Tai Sin

Many thanks  for donations to help my work for the poor in HK and for the poor in China:
Feb 16 - Our Lady's Primary School, Wong Tai Sin
Feb 16 - Anon (HK)
Feb 17 - David (HK)
Feb 21 - Doris Kempnich (Brisbae)

Help needed: would anyone know someone who speaks Spanish & Vietnamese
....who could help type Spanish & Vietnamese texts of Dr Jesus please?
Texts have already been translated....just need someone to type them.  Please contact me
- jdwomi@gmail.com 
 

Healing smile: (c.f last Sunday's Gospel) - what did the paralysed man pray as his 4 friends were lowering him
through the roof to be healed by Jesus?  "Lord, don't let them drop me!"

Job needed:
A-Wai, aged 43, a recent graduate from Hei Ling Chau Detention Center.
Released Jan 27....walking the streets looking for job. Not easy to find job when you don't have a right hand.
But he would love to be someone else's right hand...as a guard, gardener, cleaner etc. 
Part-time or full-time.
Any kind friend like to give him a job chance for one week or one month?
Please contact me: jdwomi@gmail.com  or ph: 67095674 (mornings)

Clever headline  More ladies' toilets in the pipeline

A  serving  of God's Word to give us wisdom and hope - Numbers 20   - from www.simplebible.info 
As the world collapses economically and socially 
 ...and as the church goes into a tail-spin through internal power-struggles
 ...let's anchor ourselves to the Bible & to service of the poor

Chapter 20    Listen to Chapter 20

The Israelites arrived at Kadesh in the desert of Zin.
They had no water, and complained bitterly to Moses and Aaron.

Moses and Aaron pleaded with God for help.
God told Moses to hit a rock with a branch
and in this way order the rock to give water.

Water did in fact flow when Moses hit the rock,
but through lack of faith Moses hit it twice.

So God said to Moses and Aaron:
"Because you did not fully trust me,
therefore you will not lead the people 
to the promised land".

When the Israelites moved on from Kadesh,
they asked the Edomites for permission to go through their land.
But the Edomites refused this request.

Later,  on Mount Hor, Aaron died 
and was succeeded as High Priest by his son Eleazar

 

20  

以色列人抵达在旷野的卡德士
他们没有水,并愤恨地抱怨梅瑟亚郞
 

梅瑟亚郞恳求的帮助。
告诉梅瑟用棍杖击打岩石 就这样命令岩石给水。  

事实上,水确涌出当梅瑟击打岩石,
但由于缺乏信心梅瑟击打了两次。
 

所以梅瑟亚郞说:
“因为你们没有完全信任我,
因此,你们将不得带领百姓 到承诺的国土。
”  

以色列人卡德士起程,
他们要求厄东允许经过他们的土地  
厄东
拒绝了这项请求。  

后来,亚郞死在曷尔山 
而他的儿子厄肋阿匝尔继任为大司祭。
 

Dear God, please increase our trust in you

亲爱的,请增加我们对你的信任

Latest article and recording for Ming Pao newspaper  (updated Feb 22)

Please click www.v2catholic.com for articles I have published on that website over the past week
- especially 
The Age: file of article/letters  re Bishop Bill Morris (updated)
and
several items about the Season of Lent

God bless everyone with  hope, and strength, and courage and peace
- especially the many special friends who are battling cancer
-  in HK, the Mainland & overseas.

John W omi    
 

One billion people starving - what can I do?           Why I'm in HK and not in Zhaoqing 


Thursday February 16, 2012     Dear Friends

Good morning from Hong Kong, where many thousands of people having been lining up for easy money(?)

On this 16th of the month,  Dear Lord,  please bless the people of Qinghai

The year is speeding along...next week we have Ash Wednesday

Smile - True story:
Last Monday at a meeting at St Paul's House of Prayer in Sheug Shui, 
I found that one of the toilets was not flushing. 
The flush button on top of toilet was not working...in fact was not connected.
So (after using a rubbish bin to flush the toilet) I did my good neighbour thing, 
took the lid off the toilet, put it over the bowl to stop other people having problems
....then told the sister in charge about the difficulty.
She went to the toilet (well, you know what I mean)
...and waved her hand over a magic light on the wall
....and the toilet flushed...so did I!
These new-fangled toilets!

2012-02-12   Sunday night gathering at YMT Caritas Centre for some 40 very special guests

Recent  HK photos         Previous Zhaoqing photos

Calendar
Sunday Feb 19:        Prison Mass (?)

Mon-Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat,   Feb 20-25:    prison visits
Thurs Feb 23:  Afternoon English class at Our Lady's Primary School, Wong Tai Sin

Many thanks  for donations to help my work for the poor in HK and for the poor in China:
Feb 9 - Ms Leung (HK)
Feb 11 - Bobbie Chan (HK)

Help needed: would anyone know someone who speaks Spanish & Vietnamese
....who could help type Spanish & Vietnamese texts of Dr Jesus please?
Texts have already been translated....just need someone to type them.  Please contact me
- jdwomi@gmail.com 
 

Prayers please for 8 year old girl fighting for her life in a local hospital:
"Dear Jesus, please heal Petrina!"

China
- profile of next president: Xi Jinping  (excellent). 
Notice how Xi's daughter is a student at Harvard University....where Obama studied!
DV    Xi and Obama will be good friends!

Tibet
- situation worsening as Tibet New Year approaches

A  serving  of God's Word to give us wisdom and hope - Numbers 19
 
- from www.simplebible.info.  
As the world collapses economically and socially 
 ...and as the church goes into a tail-spin through internal power-struggles
 ...let's anchor ourselves to the Bible & to service of the poor


Chapter 19    Listen to Chapter 19

God's words to Moses:

"Burn a red heifer and mix its ashes with water
to make holy water
for special blessings in cases of uncleanness."

19  

梅瑟的话:  

“焚烧一头红母牛并且用水混合它的灰做圣水
万一不洁净用作特别的祝福。 ” 
 

Dear God, thank you for holy water. 
May it protect and cleanse us

亲爱的,感谢你的圣水。 愿它保护和净化我

Latest article and recording for Ming Pao newspaper  (updated Feb 15)

Please click www.v2catholic.com for articles I have published on that website over the past week
- especially 
The Age: file of article/letters  re Bishop Bill Morris (updated)

God bless everyone with  hope, and strength, and courage and peace
- especially the many special friends who are battling cancer
-  in HK, the Mainland & overseas.

John W omi    
 

One billion people starving - what can I do?           Why I'm in HK and not in Zhaoqing 


Thursday February 9, 2012     Dear Friends

Good afternoon from Hong Kong, where everyone is wearing at least one jumper/cardigan/jacket

On this 9th of the month,  Dear Lord,  please bless the people of Henan

Smile - update about the eggs from Poland on sale at my local market.
Right next to the egg stall is a stall selling oranges, only oranges, nothing else.
Prominently displayed at the orange stall are cartons of oranges,
all with the large logo of a large rooster!
Maybe the oranges are a new-fangled type of egg?

No new photos the past week    Recent  HK photos         Previous Zhaoqing photos

Calendar
Sunday Feb 12:        I'm due to concelebrate the 2.30 pm Chinese "Healing Mass"
at St Patrick's Church, Lok Fu, Kowloon....which will
take the place of this month's meeting to pray for healing.
People (of any faith) battling any sort of sickness  are most welcome to
attend

Mon-Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat,   Feb 13-18:    prison visits

Many thanks  for donations to help my work for the poor in HK and for the poor in China:
Feb 3 - Anon (HK)
Feb 8 - Yvonne (Chai Wan)

USA: 
- t
hough the U.S. contains only 5 percent of the world's population,
 it has almost a quarter (1,600,000) of the world's prisoners. (NCR report)

From Oxfam: Oxfam's work in China will be on TVB Jade (in Cantonese only) 
Date: 11 February (Saturday) 
Time: 11:15 pm (full version) and 7:30 pm (short version).
Oxfam has been working in China for 25 years, and in this programme, 
Oxfam Ambassador Joey Yung brings you to rural Yunnan Province.
We will also bring you to Guizhou Province in China, Bangladesh and Zambia, 
where communities are working to reduce the impacts of disasters.
Artists in Hong Kong will discuss ways they parent, teaching their children about poverty. 

Tibet
- the best commentary I've seen in recent times

Help needed: would anyone know someone who speaks Spanish & Vietnamese
....who could help type Spanish & Vietnamese texts of Dr Jesus please?
Texts have already been translated....just need someone to type them.  Please contact me
- jdwomi@gmail.com 
 

Smile: Which Gospel do sheep like reading?  ....Matthew  (..ewe..)

A  serving  of God's Word to give us wisdom and hope - Numbers 18 - from www.simplebible.info 
As the world collapses economically and socially  ...and as the church goes into a tail-spin through internal power-struggles ...let's anchor ourselves to the Bible & to service of the poor

Chapter 18     Listen to Chapter 18

God's words to Aaron:

"You and your sons will be priests.
You will lead the liturgy and carry out the duties of your priesthood.

You will have no portion of the land as your own.
I myself will be your portion.

When your sons receive the people's tithes,
they must give you for a special offering
a tithe of the tithes."

18  

亚郞的话  

“你和你的儿子们将为司祭。
你将主持
礼拜仪式和执行你司祭的职责。
 

你将没有自己的土地作产业。
我自己将是你的产业。
 

当你的儿子们收到百姓的十一奉献,
他们必须给你一个特别的奉献
十一奉献中的十一奉献。
”
  

Dear God, please help priests to be good and not greedy

亲爱的,请帮助司祭做好和不贪心

Latest article and recording for Ming Pao newspaper  (updated Feb 8)

Please click www.v2catholic.com for recent articles I have published on that website
- especially 
The Age: file of article/letters  re Bishop Bill Morris

God bless everyone with  hope, and strength, and courage and peace
- especially the many special friends who are battling cancer
-  in HK, the Mainland & overseas.

John W omi    
 

One billion people starving - what can I do?           Why I'm in HK and not in Zhaoqing 

 


Thursday, February 3,  2012     Dear Friends

Good afternoon from Hong Kong on the 40th day after Christmas, the Feast of the Presentation ("Candlemas")

I hope you have had a happy start of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon.
The festive time in this part of the world continues until the 15th day of LNY (Feb 6)

On this 2nd of the month,  Dear Lord,  please bless the people of Fujian

Smile:  Imaginary Friends  - George Monbiot  -  the further you read, the funnier it gets....

New photos:

2012-01-29  Visit to Ricci Centre and YMT area by Nicholas, Pauline and Tommy

2012-01-29  Sunday night gathering at YMT Caritas Centre -  "Everyone's Birthday"!

Recent  HK photos                   Previous Zhaoqing photos

Smile: When I'm home by myself for lunch, I usually just have 2 boiled eggs with a lovely current bun.
This weeks eggs are from....(a hen)....from Poland!  Probably Catholics?

Calendar
Sunday Feb 5:        2.30 English Mass at Lo Wu Prison + 6.30 meal in Jordan for special guests 
Mon-Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat  Feb 6-11:    prison visits

Many thanks  for donations to help my work for the poor in HK and for the poor in China:
Jan 4: Anon (HK)
Jan 15: Doris Kempnich (Brisbane)
Jan 25: Zhang Family (Hung Hom)
Jan 28: Mr Wong & Daisy (Notre Dame Parish)
Jan 28: Anna & Anthony (St Andrew's Parish)
Jan 28: HK Catholic Diocese Procuration
Jan 29: YMT St Paul's group; YMT Caritas group
Jan 29: Maria Yuen (YMT)
Jan 29: Parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish
Jan 30: Bobby (Cathedral Parish)
Jan 31: Dorothy Ho (St Bonaventure Parish)
Feb 2: Peter Barry (Mui Wo)

Recent items of interest

Recent articles published on www.v2catholic.com 

New Zealand
Down's Syndrome baby healed

Canada
teenagers send Lego man into space

USA
  info re drones

 

Many items about Bishop Bill Morris:
Judge's conclusions
Canon lawyer's report

Interview with judge

Barney in Age
(see jw's comment)
Barney in SMH
(see jw's comment)
Michael Kelly in Tablet


also:
Taking a stand for Vatican 2 (refers to HK)

Discover this when in Australia recently:  Gold Coast Chinese Tourist Magazine

Help needed: would anyone know someone who speaks Spanish....who could help type Spanish text of Dr Jesus please?
Text has already been translated....just needs someone to type it.  Please contact me
- jdwomi@gmail.com 
 

A  serving  of God's Word to give us wisdom and hope - Numbers 17 - from www.simplebible.info.  
As the world collapses economically and socially
 ...and as the church goes into a tail-spin through internal power-struggles
...let's anchor ourselves to the Bible & to service of the poor

Chapter 17      Listen to Chapter 17

Once again the people complained against Moses and Aaron.

This time through Moses God told the leaders of the 11 tribes
to bring 11 branches and plant them with Aaron’s branch.

The next day Aaron’s branch had blossomed and produced fruit.

Aaron’s branch then became a sign to the people
that they should stop complaining

17  

百姓再次抱怨梅瑟亚郞  

 

这次借着梅瑟告诉十一支派的首领  

带来十一根棍杖与亚郞的棍杖一起放置。

 

次日亚郞的棍杖开花和结果。  

 

于是亚郞的棍杖成为百姓的告示

那样他们应该停止抱怨。      

Dear God, please help me not to complain so much

亲爱的,请帮助我不要抱怨太多

Latest article and recording for Ming Pao newspaper  (updated Feb 1))

God bless everyone with  hope, and strength, and courage and peace
- especially the many special friends who are battling cancer
-  in HK, the Mainland & overseas.

John W omi    
 

One billion people starving - what can I do?           Why I'm in HK and not in Zhaoqing 


Thursday January 26,  2012     Dear Friends

Happy Lunar New Year of the Dragon from Hong where I arrived back yesterday morning.  
Usually when leaving HK for Australia, I visit the prayer room at HK airport to say a little prayer.
Yesterday at 6.15am I again visited the prayer room to say a thank you prayer.
Overnight flight was a chance for plane prayer

Many thanks again to my dear brother Peter and his wife Yvonne and family
(& to OMI community at Iona College) for kind hospitality.
See photos below of a very happy baptism and baptism party

On this 26th  of the month,  Dear Lord,  please bless the people of Xinjiang

Today is also Australia Day.    The name "Australia" comes from a Portuguese navigator named Pedro
and was originally "the great south land of the Holy Spirit"

Smile:  Loose-cannon professor in Beijing recently
accused  HK  Chinese residents of being "dogs of British Imperialists".
His vitriolic comment stirred up a passionate response.
On Sunday, several hundred demonstrators – many with their dogs! – 
gathered outside the China Liaison Office in Hong Kong to express their anger. 
Some chanted that it was better to be a dog in Hong Kong than a human on the mainland (!?!)

New photos:

2012-01-21   Baptism and Baptism party of Claudia and Hannah,  Gold Coast, Australia

2012-01-25  Lunar New Year gathering at home of Kelvin and Teresa in Hong Kong

Recent  HK photos                   Previous Zhaoqing photos

Recommended by my skin specialist on the Gold Coast, Dr Michael Freeman of The Skin Centre:
Dr Jeffrey Long: Evidence of the Afterlife  ..... nothing to do with skin in this life
....but everything to do with what happens to our skins after we leave this life!

Over the past two weeks at Southport on the Gold Coast, I visited this beautiful centre several times. 
Its associated centre, next door, is Paradise Kids 

Amazing HK Airport: In 2011 it had 53.9 million visitors! (that's one million a week!)

Calendar
Saturday Jan 28: 10am Funeral Mass at St Andrew's Church, Hang Hau (Junk Bay) 
for former Notre Dame Parish helper Fung Siu Fan  (see last week's diary, below)

Next meeting to pray for healing will be this Sunday Janury 29.  (Photo of Nov 13 group)

HK people (of any faith) battling any sort of sickness  are welcome to join me for a simple sharing and prayer at 3pm. 
Please  email  (jdwomi@gmail.com)  for location


Sunday evening: gathering for special guests. Visitors most welcome. (jdwomi@gmail.com or 67095674).
Mon, Tues, Wed,  Frid, Sat:  prison visits

Some recent HK good news after prayer for healing

A  serving  of God's Word to give us wisdom and hope - Numbers 15, 16
from www.simplebible.info. As the world collapses economically and socially
  ....and as the church goes into a tail-spin through internal power-struggles
...let's anchor ourselves to the Bible & to service of the poor

Chapters 15, 16     Listen to Chapters 15, 16

Another rebellion broke out when Korah
and his group of  250 men rebelled against Moses and Aaron.

This group said “You take too much on yourselves.
The whole community is consecrated.
How can you say you are more important than the community?”

The next morning this group and other rebels
were punished by God:
the ground where the Korah group were standing split open
and they disappeared into the hole.

The other rebels died when a fire came down from heaven
and consumed them

1516  

另一叛乱爆发当科辣黑
和他的同党二百五十人反抗
梅瑟亚郞  

这一群人说:“你自视太高。
全体会众是圣洁的。

你怎么能说你比全体会众都更重要呢?
”
 

第二天早上,这一群人和其他叛者被处罚:
科辣黑
与同党所站立的地面裂开 
然后他们消失在裂口里。
   

其他反叛者死了,当火从天上下来并吞噬他们。  

Dear God, please help people not to rebel against you

亲爱的,请帮助人们不反叛你

Over the past week (Jan 12-19) I have put many new articles at www.v2catholic.com   - enjoy!
Of special importance (since Australian Catholic papers will not publish) are many items on this site
re Bishop Bill Morris.
e.g. 
1: Judge's conclusions

2:Canon lawyer's report

3: Interview with judge
   (a radio interview....hope you can listen to it)
4: Brian Coyne

Latest article and recording for Ming Pao newspaper  (updated Jan 18)

God bless everyone with  hope, and strength, and courage and peace
- especially the many special friends who are battling cancer
-  in HK, the Mainland & overseas.
Happy Lunar New Year!

John W omi    
 

One billion people starving - what can I do?           Why I'm in HK and not in Zhaoqing 


Please note: I'm due to be in Australia (Gold Coast + Brisbane) Dec 27 to Jan 24
My mobile number while in Australia:  0410 957403 (if you are in Aust);  61410 957403 (if you are phoning from outside Aust)


Thursday, January 19,  2012     Dear Friends

Good morning from the Gold Coast in Australia. My holiday coming to an end. Due to return to HK next Tuesday Jan 24....which is the second day of the Lunar New Year.
I wish everyone a Happy Lunar New Year....the Year of the
Dragon!
Some LNY thoughts that I put in Ming Pao article published yesterday.

I thought about putting this
LNY smile in MP, but decided against it:
A tramp, cold and hungry, knocked on door of an inn called "George and the
Dragon".
Lady opened door, but after seeing and hearing the tramp, she slammed the door.
Tramped knocked again. Lady again opened door.
Tramp to lady: "Would George be home please?"

On this 19th  of the month,  Dear Lord,  please bless the people of Shanxi

New photos:

2012-01-13   At Iona College, Brisbane:  with schoolmate of 53 years ago, Kevin McCurley

2012-01-13  Happy re-union at the de Weger home, Brisbane

2012-01-15 Annual re-union of very special group at the Kempnich home, Brisbane

Recent  HK photos                   Previous Zhaoqing photos

Smile 
What do you call a line of men waiting for a haircut at the barber shop?
A BBQ! ("barbar-queue")

 

Vale two dear friends who went home to Heaven in the past week. May their prayers in Heaven 
help us each day:

Jan 13, in Hong Kong: Fung Siu Fan ("A-Fan")....for many years a most loyal helper at Notre Dame Parish in Kowloon. She was here in my brother's house on Dec 30, 1994 when a pilgrimage group from HK visited Australia.  In this photo she is wearing white and is the row of people behind the two sofas....she has her hands on the right sofa (as you look at them in the photo).
She's also in this photo, middle row, first on left...in white...with lovely smile. Always smiling.
Funeral service: Sat Dec 28 in HK

Jan 16, in Canada - Regina.  Message from her daughter Karin:

It is with great sadness to announce that my mother, Regina Wai Kwan Pang Ho, passed away on Monday 16th January at 3:30am. It happened in the Palliative Ward at the Richmond General Hospital in Vancouver, BC.
There was very minimal suffering near the end and she eventually left peacefully during her sleep.
For those who are able join us in celebrating her life and bidding her farewell, we have arranged for her funeral service to take place this Friday 20th January.
Venue: St. Paul's Parish, 8251 St. Albans Rd, Richmond, V6Y 2L2.    Time: 10 - 11am
For those who are unable to attend, we hope that you can support us just the same. It is Mom's final wish to continue her fight against cancer.
Therefore, in lieu of flowers, please help support BC Cancer Foundation, an organization that my family is deeply indebted to (this is also open to those who are coming this Friday).
They have provided the utmost care and comfort for my Mom during her last days and I cannot thank them enough for their hard work.
I have set up an "In Memory" page in my mother's name on their website where you can read my mom's story and pledge a donation.
Please see below for the link. 
http://donate.bccancerfoundation.com/site/TR/Events/Fuse?pxfid=10529&fr_id=1340&pg=fund
Alternatively, you can go to BC Cancer Foundation's website (www.bccancerfoundation.com), go to "Ways to Donate" and then click on "Donate to a Fundraising Page". On the new page, type in "Regina Pang" to search.

Regina was a founding member of the monthly gathering in HK to pray for the sick.
A couple of weeks ago when I phoned her, she said that in Heaven she will pray especially for that group

Smile   Recently I received an email from a former English student in China.
Among other things, he asked me "are you a poster or a priest?"  (...pastor...)

Calendar
Next meeting to pray for healing will be on Sunday Janury 29.  (Photo of Nov 13 group)

HK people (of any faith) battling any sort of sickness  are welcome to join me for a simple sharing and prayer at 3pm.  Please  email  (jdwomi@gmail.com)  for location

Some recent HK good news after prayer for healing

A  serving  of God's Word to give us wisdom and hope - Numbers 13, 14
from www.simplebible.info. As the world collapses economically and socially
  ....and as the church goes into a tail-spin through internal power-struggles
...let's anchor ourselves to the Bible & to service of the poor

Chapters 13, 14      Listen to Chapters 13, 14

Moses sent some men to reconnoiter the land of Canaan .

After some weeks the men returned
and reported that the land was fertile and rich.

But most of the men also said that the towns of Canaan
were too well fortified for the Israelites to capture.
They said that the Canaanites were too strong for the Israelites.

Only Caleb and Joshua had the trust in God and courage
to do battle with the Canaanites.

Just as the rest of the people were thinking of stoning Joshua
and Caleb, the glory of God appeared at the Sacred Tent.

God then said that all the men aged twenty and over
who had refused to go to Canaan
would indeed never see Canaan
they would keep on traveling in the desert until they died.

Canaan would not be entered by the Israelites 
until all the men aged twenty and over had died,
excepting Caleb and Joshua.

The reconnoiter men who inspired the rebellion
were all struck dead that day

1314  

梅瑟派遣一些人侦察客纳罕之地。  

几个星期后,他们回来 并报告说土地是富饶和肥沃。  

但是,大多数侦察者都说客纳罕之城镇  
防御坚固,以色列人攻占不下。
他们说
客纳罕人对于以色列人太强盛。  

只有加肋布若苏厄信任神和有勇气
客纳罕人作战。  

正当其他人想用石头砸死若苏厄加肋布
的荣耀出现在圣幕。  
 

而后说所有男子,年龄二十及以上
谁曾拒绝
进攻客纳罕
将絶对永远看不到
客纳罕
他们将继续在旷野行走,直到他们去世。
   

客纳罕不会被以色列人进入
直至所有男子,年龄二十及以上者死

除了
加肋布若苏厄  

煽动叛乱的侦察者 那一天全被处死。   

Dear God, please give me  more courage to face the trials of life,
and don't let me ever discourage other people

亲爱的,请给我更多勇气去面对生活的考验,
并永不要让我使其他人失去勇气

Over the past week (Jan 12-19) I have put many new articles at www.v2catholic.com   - enjoy!

Latest article and recording for Ming Pao newspaper  (updated Jan 18)

God bless everyone with  hope, and strength, and courage and peace
- especially the many special friends who are battling cancer
-  in HK, the Mainland & overseas.
Happy Lunar New Year!

John W omi    
 

One billion people starving - what can I do?           Why I'm in HK and not in Zhaoqing 


Thursday, January 12,  2012     Dear Friends

Good morning from the Gold Coast in Australia.
Last year more than 200,000 visitors from China came to the Gold Coast
(not to be confused with the more than 1,000,000 each month who visit Hong Kong!)

On this 12th  of the month,  Dear Lord,  please bless the people of Jiangsu

New photos:

2012-01-07/09  Happy re-unions with former CAS teachers Pam & Bruce & Josie

Recent  HK photos                   Previous Zhaoqing photos

Smile (asked by little friend at shoppping center yesterday):
Q: Why did the cow cross the road?
A: To go to the moooooooovies

Once again....prayers please for Regina from Hong Kong, now in Canada. Regina was a founding member of our monthly meeting to pray for healing. For some years now Regina has been bravely fighting cancer. A couple of months ago she went to Canada to be with her parents. She is now in a special cancer hospital where, unless there is a last minute miracle, she will soon be leaving this life.  I phoned her this morning (Jan 12) and said a prayer with her. She is at great peace and on standby for an upgrade to eternal life in Heaven. Please join me in praying for Regina "Dear Jesus, may Regina feel your love in her heart. May your love fill her with hope, strength, courage and peace". 
And to be honest, I can't stop praying for a last minute miracle....

Calendar
Next meeting to pray for healing will be on Sunday Janury 29.  (Photo of Nov 13 group)

HK people (of any faith) battling any sort of sickness  are welcome to join me for a simple sharing and prayer at 3pm.  Please  email  (jdwomi@gmail.com)  for location

Some recent HK good news after prayer for healing

DG I've had all clear from doctors after annual check-ups.
Doctor Michael Freeman at The Skin Centre has a number of new programs running.
Last Monday night Dr Michael was on a national current affairs program....he's one of Australia's leading skin specialists....whose kind help I've been most grateful for over the past 15 years

Recent items of interest

China
- 2012 will see a hard landing?
- building boom not a good sign?

Russia
- president & Putin go to church for Orthodox Christmas
(something unthinkable 30 years ago....may we live same thing happen in China!)

Smile
Q: Why didn't the skeleton cross the road?
A: No guts

A  serving  of God's Word to give us wisdom and hope - Numbers 12 - from www.simplebible.info. As the world collapses economically and socially  ....and as the church goes into a tail-spin through internal power-struggles...let's anchor ourselves to the Bible & to service of the poor

Chapter 12     Listen to Chapter 12

Aaron's sister Miriam started complaining against Moses.

So God called Moses, Aaron and Miriam
to the Sacred Tent.

God said: "Moses is at home in my house
and I speak with him face to face.
You were wrong to speak against my servant Moses".

When God finished speaking
Miriam had become a leper.

Moses pleaded with God for Miriam.
Miriam was exiled from the camp for seven days
and then the leprosy left her

12  

亚郞的妹妹米黎盎开始抱怨梅瑟    

因此,梅瑟亚郞米黎盎到圣幕。    

说:“梅瑟在我家里
而我和他面对面说话。
你们毁谤我的仆人梅瑟是错的。
”
 

讲完 米黎盎已成为一个麻疯病人。  

梅瑟米黎盎恳求
米黎盎
从营地被放逐七天
然后麻风病离开她。
 

Dear God, please help me
 not to complain so much about other people

亲爱的,请帮助
不要对其他人抱怨太多
 

Over the past week I have put many new articles at www.v2catholic.com   - enjoy!

Latest article and recording for Ming Pao newspaper  (updated Jan 11)

God bless everyone with  hope, and strength, and courage and peace
- especially the many special friends who are battling cancer
-  in HK, the Mainland & overseas - ESPECIALLY Regina!

John W omi    
 

One billion people starving - what can I do?           Why I'm in HK and not in Zhaoqing 


Thursday, January 5,  2012     Dear Friends

Good morning from the Gold Coast in Australia.
Happy (Solar) New Year to everyone.
May the Good Lord shine his face on you right through 2012

On this  5th  of the month,  Dear Lord, please bless the people of Guizhou

New photos....as in as a few hours ago....my daily walk 6am to 7am ....after Mass 5.30am!....the sun is my alarm clock. An area near the home of my dear brother Peter and wife Yve
has been set aside by the city council as "a Community Precinct".
China's leaders like to speak about "a harmonious society".....well....check out these photos for harmony....all sorts of community centers, churches, a mosque, a Buddhist center....all in harmony:

2012-01-05
Morning walk at Arundel, Southport, Gold Coast, Australia
 

Recent  HK photos                   Previous Zhaoqing photos

Smile - "Senior's Moment"
Last Friday I was looking forward to the very first use of my Queensland Senior's Travel Card.
As I got on a local bus, I put the card very carefully on the swipe machine next to the driver, but nothing happened. I turned the card over and tried the other side. Still nothing....except driver said "that's an unusual card". After putting some coins in the box near the swipe machine, I found a seat near the middle of the bus and sat down. As I looked more closely at the card, I saw the problem: it was not the travel card, but a phone card!

Once again....prayers please for Regina from Hong Kong, now in Canada. Regina was a founding member of our monthly meeting to pray for healing. For some years now Regina has been bravely fighting cancer. A couple of months ago she went to Canada to be with her parents. She is now in a special cancer hospital where, unless there is a last minute miracle, she will soon be leaving this life.  I phoned her this morning (Jan 5) and said a prayer with her. She is at great peace and on standby for an upgrade to eternal life in Heaven. Please join me in praying for Regina "Dear Jesus, may Regina feel your love in her heart. May your love fill her with hope, strength, courage and peace".  And to be honest, I can't stop praying for a last minute miracle....

Internet connection: these days I'm using a memo stick modem from Vodafone ..can use anywhere, anytime...but only 3G for 4 weeks.....so...most days I use the Vodafone modem for a minimum amount of time....and do most of my work at McDonald's where.....although connections has a few hiccups....I can upload unlimited items to websites....just need to keep on reconnecting,  since each connection has a load limit (not a time limit)

Calendar
Next meeting to pray for healing will be on Sunday Janury 29.  (Photo of Nov 13 group)

HK people (of any faith) battling any sort of sickness  are welcome to join me for a simple sharing and prayer at 3pm.  Please  email  (jdwomi@gmail.com)  for location

Some recent HK good news after prayer for healing

A  serving  of God's Word to give us wisdom and hope - Numbers 11 - from www.simplebible.info. As the world collapses economically and socially  ....and as the church goes into a tail-spin through internal power-struggles...let's anchor ourselves to the Bible & to service of the poor


Chapter 11      Listen to Chapter 11

Some of the Israelites started complaining
about not having meat to eat, only manna.

So God arranged for quails to land near the camp
and be easily caught for food.

About this time Moses selected seventy men
to help him care for the people.

God  blessed the seventy men and they began to prophesy.

Moses said "I wish the whole people of God could be prophets, 
and God would give his Spirit to them all".

 
11  

有些以色列人开始抱怨
关于
没有肉食,只有玛纳
 

所以安排鹌鹑在营地附近着陆
并很容易被捕捉作食物  

大约于此时,梅瑟选定七十人 帮他管理百姓。  

祝福这七十人,然后他们开始预言。  

梅瑟说:“我愿望的所有百姓能成为先知
将他的圣灵赐给他们所有人。
”    

Dear God, please pour out your Holy Spirit
 on the whole human family

亲爱的,请灌注你的圣灵给全人类


As I type this I'm drinking a cup of Chai Tea - very popular now in Australia.
It tastes good, is good for you, and best of all ....doesn't keep you awake at night like coffee/tea
 

UK
- how weather forecasts have become a political issue

Israel
- seldom heard victims of the Gaza conflict

New website:  Many people, even many priests, are not aware of the big picture of what is happening in the church. This new site (under construction) is meant to promote and protect the vision of Vatican II:  www.v2catholic.com 
If you know of anyone (including yourself
!) who'd like to write an article/comment for v2catholic.com , please contact me: jdwomi@gmail.com 
I have put many new articles on this website over the past week
 (
since Dec 29!) - see the index page


Latest article and recording for Ming Pao newspaper

God bless everyone. May God's New Year blessing
give everyone  hope, and strength, and courage and peace
- especially the many special friends who are battling cancer
-  in HK, the Mainland & overseas - ESPECIALLY Regina!

John W omi    
 

One billion people starving - what can I do?           Why I'm in HK and not in Zhaoqing 


Diary   July - December   2011