We often wonder about our mysterious ancestors. What were they thinking? Who were they? How did we come to be? We read in Genesis of the beginnings of mankind, and we are always amazed to see the dramatic display of contrasts and similarities compared with our modern lives. All life is a story, from Adam to Christ to our ancestors to us. My dream is to tell that story and stories, imaginatively, colorfully, and faithfully.
我们总会想去了解我们的神秘祖先。他们都在想什么? 他们是谁? 我们是怎么来的? 我们看创世记中人类的起源时常常会惊叹，它和我们现代的生活有诸多相似之处，又有那么多的不同。从亚当到基督，从先祖到我们，每个生命都是ー个故事。 而我的梦想就是把这些故事形象地、忠实地、栩栩如生地描绘出来。
Another little girl was born in Wu King Fu (“five streets village”)，a small farming village in the mountains of Guangdong Province. Dad was upset, because he needed a boy to carry the family name.
“Give her away! We don’t need a girl!” father commanded. The local “mei-por”，or go- between, bundled off the baby to give her to another family.
10 days later, the mei por was summoned to this family again. “We don’t want this baby! It’s got a head full of boils; she’s ugly, take her back where she came ftom!”
十天之后，领养的人家把媒婆叫了回来: “我们不要这个孩子!她太丑了，看看她的头上，全都是癤子; 趕快把她送回去吧!”
The poor “mei-por” had to carry the little girl, now in worse condition without her mother’s milk, back towards her unwelcome home.
On the way, she met a kind woman, who asked the mei-por: “Ah por (older woman), what are you doing, going back and forth with a baby?”
After the mei-por explained the sad situation, the kind woman said, “Are you still trying to give her away? She looks very cute! I’ll take her. My son will like her. She can be his bride, when they grow up!”
Indeed the baby with the boils grew up to be my grandma, who later was married to my grandpa when she was still a teenager. Grandpa became a mission hospital doctor and elder of the Wu King Fu Church, and grandpa & grandma became well respected people in the village.
One day a coolie (laborer) came to visit grandma to sell his wares. “Mei-por” happened to be in the courtyard, and told grandma “That’s the person you would have married had his family kept you in his home.” Grandma smiled, and thanked her newborn boils.
As the greatest book tells us, “Give thanks for everything.”
(As told by cousin Au and Shiu-Mei Tsang to me, February 2000)