APRIL 07, 2013, Vol 63, No 07

Ms LeelavathiMs LeelavathiWitnessing the suffering of elderly people they were caring for inspired Indian domestic workers Ms Jagadha and Ms Leelavathi to learn about Christ.

In the course of their work in Singapore, they had cared for their employer’s ailing parent.
A member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore (in wheelchair), gives visitors a tour of the respite centre during its soft launch on March 15.A member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore (in wheelchair), gives visitors a tour of the respite centre during its soft launch on March 15.Caritas affiliate ABLE joins hands with self-help organisation to launch centre for caregivers

A Caritas affiliate has partnered a self-help organisation to launch a respite centre for caregivers of those afflicted with muscular dystrophy.

Caritas affiliate Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE), which works with the physically challenged, together with the Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore (MDAS), held a soft launch of the centre on March 15.

Caregivers and muscular dystrophy patients attended the event, held at MDAS’ premises at Junction 8, Bishan.
Ms Vasantha GorihdasamyMs Vasantha GorihdasamyAlthough Ms Vasantha Gorihdasamy was born into a non-Christian family, she has been interested in Christianity since young. However, she respected her father’s wishes and did not convert.

Ms Gorihdasamy, a Singaporean said she wanted to be a Catholic about three years ago. “I found that my first love is still for Jesus…to live a holy life,” she said.

She added that she feels close to Mother Mary and although she does not have a family of her own, she feels that God has given her a family of brothers and sisters within the Church.
Mr Joshua Tan Mr Joshua Tan For 22-year-old Joshua Tan, becoming a Catholic has allowed him to share a special bond with friends and family members.

He had attended a Catholic primary school and some of his good friends are Catholics. His mother and sister are Catholic as well as his mother’s family, including his late maternal grandmother who had looked after him in his younger days.

While he had attended church previously, he stopped due to a lack of interest and belief, he shared.
Mr Ian Tan with his wife, Jacinta, and children Mia and NoahMr Ian Tan with his wife, Jacinta, and children Mia and NoahHis experience of several “miracles” and his own grappling with a serious illness led Mr Ian Tan to become a Catholic.

His father-in-law, a devoted Catholic, had suffered from stage-four cancer but did not undergo chemotherapy. Through prayer and the receiving of Holy Communion, he lived on for 18 months, three months longer than predicted by doctors.

A woman who had prayed for his father-in-law had her own cancer cured.