Mr Willie Joseph Yeo uses a motorised wheelchair to bring him from home to church.

Coming for RCIA classes at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul from his home in North Bridge Road is not an easy task for Mr Yeo who suffers from several medical ailments.

However, he has not allowed these nor inclement weather to hinder him.

Speaking to CatholicNews before an RCIA class, Mr Yeo noted that despite a downpour earlier, he did not let that affect his resolve to attend the class.

The rain eventually stopped.

“If you believe in Jesus, everything will go through nicely,” said Mr Yeo, who is in his 40s.

After his baptism, he intends to continue learning more about the Catholic faith, he added.

Mr Yeo, who is receiving aid from the parish’s St Vincent de Paul Society, said it was when he approached the church for help that he found out about the RCIA programme.

The people really love and care for me, he said.

Mr Yeo had wanted to be baptised as a Catholic during his teenage years but he said his granduncle had objected. This was because Mr Yeo, being the eldest grandson, was supposed to bear the responsibility of praying to his ancestors.  n

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