Любов в действие
Споделяне на сгряваща сърцето любов
по време на Лунната Нова Година
Подбрано от новинарската група във Формоза (оригиналът на китайски)
The Taipei Center of The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association has continued to extend love and concern to homeless friends in metropolitan Taipei. These loving actions date back to the contribution at the end of 2005 of a mobile bath facility to the Taipei County Volunteer Association of the local government's Homeless Friends Service Center. Since then, we have helped renovate dormitories and install new living facilities for Guanzhao Yuan, a halfway house for the homeless in the county. We have also given the underprivileged people gifts and warm clothes, and held soul-elevating seminars, Convenient Method teaching sessions, and other activities for them. In addition to warming the hearts of our homeless friends, we have witnessed a continuous elevation of their body, mind and soul. Another piece of good news is that Guanzhao Yuan currently serves vegetarian meals for more than ten whole days each month.
To express gratitude for the our long-term contribution to the less fortunate people, Taipei County Magistrate Chou Hsi-wei presented a certificate of appreciation to our Association at a year-end celebration dinner held on February 12, Golden Year 4 (2007). Some of our Association members were invited to sit at the head table together with the County Magistrate, the Social Affairs Bureau Director Li Li-chuan and Deputy Director Chan Yu-jung, as well as Chairman Huang Hsing-hua of the Volunteer Association.
The Hsinchu Center conveyed the love and care for homeless friends and wished them a happy Lunar New Year by distributing gifts on February 6. These less fortunate people in Hsinchu and Miaoli accepted the gift packages that included instant noodles, undergarments, sleeping bags, eating utensils, seasonings, sauces, dish cleaning materials, and sanitation items. Apart from directly distributing to needy homeless friends, we also delivered gifts, at the advice of the Social Affairs Bureau, to The Cyun Ying Work Group Advance Confraternity, Hsinchu Homeless Shelter and Miaoli Homeless Shelter, so that the items could reach the most needy people at the right time, thus achieving the greatest efficiency.
On the same day, fellow initiates delivered used garments and toys to the Catholic Hua Kuang Mental Ability Development Center and contributed Supreme Master Ching Hai's spiritual books to its library for reference by teachers.
At the invitation of the Genesis Social Welfare Foundation, the Kaohsiung Center participated in a year-end dinner jointly convened for lonely old folks and homeless friends by the Genesis, Ren-an Foundation and Huashan Foundation on February 10. We prepared 300 gift bags containing warm clothing and an Alternative Living leaflet for the underprivileged people. The homeless friends were surprised to receive the gifts, exclaiming with delight, "We have gifts too!" A homeless mother held the hands of a fellow initiate and said, "I am very grateful for your love!" The event ended on a beautiful note with concerted effort by volunteers from the different groups.