Eddie Yau, Secondary English Teacher, Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School

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“God is my source of inspiration.”

Eddie was born and raised in Hong Kong. He is married, has two children, and has been teaching in Hong Kong since 1983.

Q.  What changes are you noticing about your life and the world?

A: Hong Kong is a hectic place where people work around the clock. In the past, I focused only on my career and family. Now I make time to give and receive kindness by contacting friends and participating in my church men’s group. My four Christian brothers and I meet monthly to share our lives, exchange ideas, and pray for loved ones. This kind of sharing among men was unimaginable a few years ago, when we were confined to our work.

Q. What is your earliest memory? Why do you remember it?

A: Childhood usually is one of the happiest times in life. Not so for me. My parents had a poor relationship and my mother sometimes threatened to commit suicide. I feared coming home because I wasn’t sure she’d still be there. When I was nine, our relatives offered to take us to the department store. I so treasured this rare opportunity that I went in my undershirt rather than change into clothes and risk losing the chance. I was embarrassed when people pointed at me on the store’s escalator, but I endured it so I could see the world.

For the rest of the interview, please check out the book, Seek The Lover Within: Lessons from 50 Spiritual Leaders.

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