Hello, my name is Yan Ting. I grew up in Hong Kong and San Jose, USA. I used to be very shy. I was afraid of almost everything! When I was young, my parents would take me to worship Buddha, but honestly, I didn’t enjoy it at all because I had no idea why we were doing it.
As I got older, life started feeling hopeless and joyless. It was tough because I didn’t have a great relationship with my parents. They would always scold me for not being good at anything. But despite all that, I still pitched in, helped my mom with the housework, and cared for my younger brother. All I wanted was to study hard and do well in Hong Kong, but my grades just didn’t measure up. That’s why my family and I ended up moving to the United States in 2001.
When I was in the twelfth grade in 2004, I met a classmate from China who invited me to church. Something amazing happened. One of the sisters there told me about the Gospel and how Jesus loved me so much that He died on the cross for me. It touched my heart; I prayed and believed in the Lord.
Ever since I started believing in the Lord, my life has changed. I feel so much hope and joy now. The Lord is with me, living in my heart. I read the Bible and pray daily, knowing that He hears my prayers and comforts me. Whenever I have a problem, He’s always there to help me solve it.
When I was in high school, I had to learn English, and I was worried because my English skills were not that great. But then, I prayed and asked the Lord to help me improve my English. And God helped me! I ended up getting an A in English class! I can communicate with others and make new friends. And I finally graduated from high school!
I give thanks to the Lord because He heard my prayers and answered them. Thank you, Lord!
大家好! 我叫欣廷。我在香港和美國聖荷西長大。我從前是個害羞和很少說話的人。我什麼都怕。我小時候跟父母去拜佛，但我很不開心，因為我不知道為什麼要拜它。長大後，我覺得人生沒有盼望和喜樂。我和父母關係不好，因為他們會罵我，罵我什麼都做不好。 但我仍會幫媽媽做家務和照顧弟弟。我在香港只想努力讀書，但是成績不佳，所以我和家人在2001年一起移民美國。