Yuen Shu Wah
"For you see the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, how though he had wealth, he became poor on your account, so that through his need you might have wealth." II Corinthians 8:9
It is the Christianfaith that "we are bestowed with grace hence we should also propagate charity acts to bestow grace on others". This is also the faith and acting principles of Gratia Foundation Limited.
According to our known universe, the planet which we are residing possesses an uniquely blessed environment, a clear indication of careful design with benevolent purpose. We enjoy everyday sunshine, rain drop, air, love, friendship, colours, good tastes etc which are the result of the general benevolence bestowed to human from the Creator. Furthermore, Jesus Christ descended on Earth, experienced human life and crucified on the cross to redeem our sin enabling us to be qualified as the children of God. As a result of such gracious act we can enjoy the specific grace of salvation and inheritance of God's kingdom. Being well awared that we are enjoying magnificient grace, it is natural that we share and bestow grace onto others inneed.
Surveying our surroundings, orphans and poor students unable to affordtheir studies are the under privileged groups that Gratia focused our attention. It is our belief that if we can support the acute needs of these children in the early stage of their lifes it will make a profound impact for their life time. Moreover, we do look forward that since these children have enjoyed being bestowed by grace, they too will also treat others with grace and contribute toa harmonious society.
It takes a price to bestow grace on others. Benevolentacts involve commitment and toil. Even Jesus Christ has to abandon His wealth and glory of heaven, born as a poor carpenter in order to bring us the salvation. Similary the front line co-workers of Gratia have to abandon their comfortable life style of their well-to- do societies to participate volunteerily difficult tasks in under-developed surroundings. They willingly climb mountainous paths, enter remote villages to find out and assess the real needs of the under privileged children. They have to face twisted and crooked mentalities and to provide appropriate guidance to such damaged spirits. Similarly our executives and directors in the back stage have to handle and make decisions on a vast multitude of events which is no less in scale compared to anenterprise. Nonetheless, after years of devoted effort and hard work we are well pleased to reap fruits of our labour. We witnessed many children have grown into their maturity and developed themselves in their own ways. We find it satisfying to be able to contribute to their balanced development. We do wish and invite you to take a part too.