Mr Alvin Yapp speaking to business professionals at the Catholic Centre. Mr Alvin Yapp speaking to business professionals at the Catholic Centre.

One of his employees had threatened to take his own life after losing all his money through gambling. After hearing of the man’s problem, Mr Alvin Yapp decided to help him as best he could.

“Whatever your problem is, I will solve it for you,” Mr Yapp, 45, told the man.

Mr Yapp, director of BusAds, a family-owned printing company, recalled that he was unsure what he should do, but through constant prayer, he helped the employee by managing his salary, and the man “has gone on to be one of my most loyal staff”.

Mr Yapp was speaking to about 40 business professionals at the Catholic Centre in Waterloo St on Sept 23 as part of a series of talks organised by the Catholic Business Network titled “My Journey”.

The aim of the talks is to help Catholic business professionals understand how their faith can help shape workplace practices.

Mr Yapp, who used to work for Singapore Airlines before joining BusAds, also shared how he attends morning Mass every day before heading to work.

“It calms me down and helps me think properly by spending quiet time to refuel my thoughts,” he said. “It can be quite powerful.”

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By Jared Ng
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