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Christ-centred Compassion

H. Lo

I went to East Africa this past summer for several weeks doing community development work in two villages, one in Kenya and one in Ethiopia. I had just joined staff with a humanitarian non-governmental organization (NGO) and so I went on this trip to get an idea of the kind of project I would be taking Canadians on in the near future.

In Kenya, we built a dormitory for teachers who walked 4 hours a week to work and worked on implementing a new sprinkler system for the farm in the village. In Ethiopia, we built a school in a Somali village.

It was a life-impacting trip, but I didn’t get any explosive, life-altering moments.
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以基督為中心的慈善

H. Lo | 中譯:趙泰和 

去年夏天我到非洲東部的兩個村莊裡做了幾個星期的社區發展工作,一個村莊在肯尼亞,另一個在埃塞俄比亞。我當時剛加入一個非政府的人道主義組織(non-governmental organization 或 NGO),這次出行正好讓我瞭解以後帶其它加拿大人去應該開展甚麼樣項目。 

在肯尼亞,我們蓋了一間宿舍,給那些一星期須要走四個小時去上班的當地老師們住。我們還幫助村莊裡的農場安裝新的灌溉系統。在埃塞俄比亞,我們在一個索馬裡族人的村子裡建了一所學校。 

那是一次影響一生的旅行,但我沒經歷到甚麼驚天動地、改變生命的時刻。 
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Jobless Meanderings

*Exciting new writer*

Pseudonymous

Being laid off isn’t fun. Your identity, to a large extent (although it shouldn’t be), is attached to what you do for a living. I am particularly proud of my living because I have a cool job: I’m a fashion designer. I went to Ryerson. I’m artistic. I’m creative. I’m different. I’m unique—and I’m proud of it. Landing my first job was a proud moment. Prestigious agency, fancy job title, working downtown—and I loved what I did. I was on my way. Or so I thought.
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漫步在沒有工作的小徑上

*Exciting new writer*

Pseudonymous | 中譯:蔡穎

被解雇不是件好玩的事! 一般來說,人的身分建立在他的職業上(雖然這是不應該的)而我尤其以工作而自豪 –– 我是一名時裝設計師,我畢業於多倫多的Ryerson大學,我是個藝術家,我充滿創意,我與眾不同、獨一無二 –– 而且為此我感到驕傲!得到我第一份工作是個令我驕傲的一刻 –– 有名望的工作室,高級職稱,在市中心工作,而且做得是我喜愛的工作。一切都安置妥當、向前進,至少我是這麼認為的。
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Welcome

"Double-edged"is bilingual blog in affiliation with Truth Monthly, a Chinese Christian monthly print publication based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

This blog features mostly original writings as well as comics, poetry, and other works of art by local Christian young adults.

For more information or to submit your own writing, please email tm.double.edged@gmail.com

Why “Double-edged?”

The name speaks of, not only the biblical reference from Hebrews 4:12, but also of a generation of young adults who are bilingual and bicultural. This blog would be the connecting point and gateway into these two cultures--from a Christian perspective. It is our prayer that, through this blog and its articles, young adults will turn to God and be strengthened in their faith.