Friday, March 13, 2009


"But who can discern their own errors?
Forgive my hidden faults"

--Psalm 19:12 (ironically the composer is said to be David, the murderer, adulterer, liar, and also one of the famous Old Testament "heroes")

I go to prison today. Ok, only for a visit. (Do you like my picture illustration of the day? Do you get it? We can't take cameras into the jail, so a jailbird is what you get today)

I'm going with a group from my local church here in Hong Kong. Some of them have been going for years.
Am I nervous? Absolutely.
And I'm looking forward to meeting some "angels" - messengers and "heroes" of the faith, going with me into jail... and waiting for me behind the barbed wire.


  1. So, now we want an update on how the visit went!

  2. Check out my next blog! It was a really good experience with a great group of Chinese and international Christians. It's really humbling to know that just visiting people... just visiting and listening to their story... is a gift because some of these people get no visitors. None. And that's even more true of people, like my "angel", who come from other countries themselves, their families live overseas (yes, he's in jail for many years because he was trying to make a fast buck in a highly illegal way). The other interesting thing is that there are only men in this particular prison, so older females such as myself are a treasured commodity as a Mom or "Auntie" figure. Who would have thought my age and gray hair could be such an asset! :)