Thank You for the years of blessings that allowed me to touch so many lives and continue to reap merits for so many years after. You continue to enable me to make impact.
1 Chronicles 4:10
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.
Here is yet another anniversary..
Today 13 years ago on August 30th 2007, I founded a random kindness volunteer movement on Facebook and called it Helping Angels 善行天使. It was unstoppable in the early years! The group sprouted volunteers in 11 countries with a long list of random events to impact communities and we operated under 4 strict rules that I came up with: NO FUNDRAISING; NO COMMERCE; NO RELIGION; NO POLITICS. It was a mad journey and I burned out several times, but every single event I concocted for my ground volunteers were a social experiment, covert art projects to observe human behaviour.
We still have 2 volunteer programs happening weekly, Thursday Tutoring is 13 years running and Tuesday Art is on its 8th year with Yayasan Chow Kit. I’m pretty much done with this grassroots movement but I finally need to write a book to document every single program and to record all the significant stories behind each inspiration, and also to share how I generated all the skilled volunteers locally and globally – making projects happen without paying anyone a salary. I also was not earning money from this movement but it did fetch me a few media awards.
A lot of its success was definitely by fluke, it was not like I was a great mastermind who knew the exact outcome of each project.. but I gained insights from the repetitive results of each impact party I threw over the years we were active – I transferred those formulas to all my collaborative efforts that followed.
Sadly the late great Coke Buchanan (Dallas) who took up the book project left us in 2018, so I’ve been awaiting the next divine appointment, for the chosen writer to appear to help me compile this book so I can conclude this baby chapter and make impact of a different scale.
Happy birthday Helping Angels 善行天使!
“Enlarge the place of your tent,
stretch your tent curtains wide,
do not hold back;
lengthen your cords,
strengthen your stakes.
I pray for continued wisdom, profitable advise and opportunity from the people You choose for me.