Back when I was 14, there was a logo design contest for a new spiritual TV organization by the name of “生命恩泉”. I remember asking my mom what “恩泉” meant. I wanted to show water, flowing water. And with that thought came the imagery of either John The Baptist or Jesus (don’t remember who) in a river baptizing people. Giving them the water of life.
So I won the contest (!!) and was invited to sit at what I think was the first Gala, where I got a certificate.
But after that, I left. Well, not like the prodigal son, but more of a slow separation. Like hot soup going cold. My family went to mass and left, and I never really had the urge to go back to FLL.
Fast-forward to the year 2011, and I was going to regular mass with my mom at Blessed Trinity, where I met a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is advanced in age, and wanted to see if I was interested in joining him, to pass on his insurance clients and presumably his position in the council in the future. I wasn’t sure, as I was in my 3rd year studying Design, which has no relation to insurance or buying tickets for a car raffle. I joined the Knights anyway, because he is a nice old man and what they did was charitable and important and I might be able to help (with…uh, anybody need design?…). It was in one of the monthly meetings where I met Brother Tony, also known outside as Uncle Antonio Tang: “Hey, you are in Graphic Design? Did you know there’s a Chinese organization called 《生命恩泉》? I think you have a chance to use your skills there!”
I told him about the FLL logo, and by then he HAD to introduce me back.
I remember meeting Paul Yeung for the first time; we were at the top of the staircase on the said I was like the lost sheep, and they finally found me. That statement was eerily accurate; I have to admit my faith wasn’t exactly burning at that point. I met Vince, and they showed me how they combined the graphic of my logo, and the stylized Chinese characters of his.
It’s funny the way God works; FLL was and now is again a big part of my life. I strongly believe God is using FLL as a way for me to live in Him; this place is like a shelter to nourish my weak faith. FLL is a way for me to walk with Christ.
Vince gave me my first task back in 2011, the inaugural Scotiabank Walkathon. I still remember giving him more trouble (so many questions) rather than helping him. He was patient with this newfound “little brother” and kept me an opportunity to keep producing art with FLL.
I am now a year away from graduating, and I am starting to get more involved with FLL work. FLL was always open to me, and the best thing I could do is to give back to the people who have received me so warmly. I want to do my best for this wonderful community, and I want to spend more time with the people who have made this such a wonderful place. 《生命恩泉》 is a safe haven for this Me of Little Faith to grow in the love of Christ.