Posted 二月 17, 2010 by Guest Contributor in
 
 

外展組分享

By Joseph Tsui

轉瞬間我們加入了《生命恩泉》外展組已經一年。《生命恩泉》核心小組成員的熱誠與感人的電視製作,激勵了我們參與義工行列,更啟發我們認識到福傳的重要性,把我們這群被動的基督徒從沉睡中喚醒,轉化為天主的工具。

每星期日當節目在新時代電視播出之後,我們數位義工便輪流接聽《生命恩泉》熱線的電話。每次開始工作之前,我們首先祈禱求聖神指引,而每次輪值工作的成果,我們都付託給天主,我們只需要開放心靈,讓天主通過我們做祂的化工。在輪值期間,我們一直感到聖神正在引領着我們給予來電者適當的輔導。

雖然來電並不太多,但每次輪值後我們都感到有所得着。在等候來電期間,我們通常交換信仰的體驗和觀點、閱讀聖言或為不同的意向祈禱。由於我們來自不同的背景、訓練甚至堂區, 所以互相有很多的交流。通過這些分享,所有外展組成員都獲益良多,在靈修上更覺豐盛。

去年四月,我們有幸聆聽來自另一個機構的資深熱線義工的分享,認識到我們必須投入自己,以愛心去幫助來電者,而最關鍵的忠告是避免與來電者捲入密切的個人或情緒關係。如果碰到情緒窘迫的案例,我們應該轉介給 (天主教) 社會支援機構,及把有關宗教的疑問交給神父或修女去解答。

在開拓外展工作方面,還有無盡的學習空間。我們將會不斷發展技能,向別人請教,而最重要的是,鞏固本身的信仰,使能繼續支持《生命恩泉》的福傳事工。

It has been about a year since we joined the FLL Outreach Team. We volunteer because we are all moved by the dedication of the FLL Core Team members and the inspiring television episodes produced. FLL enlightens us on the importance of evangelization and wakes us up from the slumber of being passive Christians to become instruments of God.

Every Sunday, a few of us take shifts to answer calls on the FLL hotline after the broadcast on Fairchild TV. At the beginning of the shift, we say a prayer to invoke the Holy Spirit to guide us. As for the outcome of each shift, we leave it to the good Lord. We just have to open ourselves up and let Him work through us. During our shifts, we always feel the Holy Spirit is helping us to provide proper guidance to callers.

Although the call volume is not very high, we always feel there is something we can take home after every shift. While waiting for calls, we usually exchange our experiences and ideas on faith, do some religious readings or pray for various intentions. Since we are from different backgrounds, training, or even parishes, we have a lot to share with one another. All Outreach Team members find it very rewarding and are enriched spiritually through such sharings.

In April 2009, we welcomed the opportunity to hear a talk by an experienced hotline volunteer from another organization. We learned that it is very important to engage ourselves in a loving attitude to help callers. One critical advice we received as hotline handlers was not to get personally or emotionally involved with callers. In case of emotional distress, we should always refer callers to (Catholic) social  support organizations; and for questions on religious teachings, to priests or sisters.

In terms of outreach efforts, there is so much for us to learn. We will have to keep developing our skills, learn from others and most importantly, strengthen our own faith in order to continue with our support for the evangelization efforts of FLL.


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