Sunday, September 4, 2011

Monday Yellow, Ruby red,Rednesday: Dr Fen Moy

This is Dr Fen Moy. Her husband is Dr Jonathan Moy. Here they were with their 5 year old twins Hannah and Daniel outside my church. They are relatively new to my church, Mt Albert Baptist Church, In Auckland. Like me, Fen came from Malaysia to study in New Zealand and chose to remain in this lovely country to live.

Two Wednesdays ago, I saw a notice similar to this one below at the church office when I went to do photocopying for my ESOL Class. I used the notice as an opportunity to teach my adult ESOL students, terms like donation, volunteering. My lesson paid off, a student came the next week with two pairs of sunglasses. I am sure Fen was asking for reading glasses, so I asked her, she said she could use them.Some one in India will look fashionable and be in Bollywood.

I admire Fen. She is leaving her two children. Ka Pai to her , and to Jonathan who is home to hold the fort.

Request for Old Glasses

Please donate your old spectacles/glasses! Dr Fen Moy is joining a 2 week short-term medical mission going to India to provide primary health care to the poor, in March 2012. They will be visiting a rural area near Hyderabad (in the state of Andhra Pradesh). The team is associated with the Christian Medical Fellowship and the trip has been organised in conjunction with a local church in Hyderabad (Sion Fellowship Ministries) as part of their outreach to the community.

A similar mission last year found that the most common problems were related to eyesight – over 500 cases. Many of these problems were easily correctible by glasses. Hence, we are looking for donations of old glasses – 100s of pairs.

Please drop off unneeded glasses at Mt Albert Baptist Church, either in the foyer on Sundays, or at the church office. Thank you for your support!

● Fen is an emergency medicine specialist at Auckland City Hospital and attends MABC with her husband and 5 yr-old twins.





Unknown said...

What a lovely gift for those in need. Thank you fo rsharing.
Have a lovely holiday ~

J.Rylie.C said...

Great cause!

Yellow is happiness

Unknown said...

What a beautiful person. I wish I had a spare pair. My son is the only one in the house that wears glasses and he loses them so frequently...we are always buying a new pair because his old one is missing.

Thank you so much for going on a mission trip and making a difference Dr. Moy. God bless you.

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a worthwhile project!!!

Dave said...

Ann, I hope you are able to collect many sets of glasses for your organisation - Dave

Cildemer said...

Wonderful entry for MY, RR, and R!
And wonderful project!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Have a nice and happy week****

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful cause Ann. And yes people accumulated glasses in their lifetime why not donate it. ^_^ Happy Monday and thanks for the visit.

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MadSnapper said...

a beautiful family. my friend visited new Zealand several years ago and came back saying is she had the money it is where she would like to spend the rest of her life, she fell in love with it. the glasses is a wonderful project

Gattina said...

We do that here too. Collect frames with or without glasses for those in need.

Kay L. Davies said...

I've donated my old glasses for years. Such an easy thing for me to do, and so helpful to people who have vision problems but no money.
The two doctors and the twins are a beautiful family, in more ways than one. I think a newspaper or magazine story about the Dr. Fen Moy after her return from India would be a nice idea, Ann. Think about it. I'm sure you could do it.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Anonymous said...

I do hope you get good response to your request for glasses.

Rajesh said...

It is so nice of you find gifts for the needy.

RNSANE said...

What a wonderful post! You've given me an idea as I leave for a six month visit in India, departing October 23rd. I will take all my old glasses with me to donate when I am there!

My Mellow Yellow is at:


Have a wonderful week ahead!

Carver said...

Great cause. My optician takes donations of old glasses to help with a similar cause.

You were correct that the long yellow produce in my post is a variety of squash.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm glad there's a use for old glasses!


Dibs of yellow and dabs of red—
Rainbow colors go to my head!

Dashes of gold and crimson too—
Painted like this I can’t feel blue!

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That's great:)

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