A Message from the Children and Family Worker
I would like introduce myself to you all. I’m the newly appointed Children and Family Worker and my name is Mei Yuk Wong. I like to be called Mei Yuk. The meaning of my name is beautiful jade. My surname Wong means yellow. It’s one of the most popular surnames among the Chinese community.
Originally, I came from Hong Kong and worked at the head office of the Hong Kong Methodist Church after finishing my theology degree. Then I worked for the Hong Kong Christian Institute where we encouraged discussion on the future of Hong Kong before its handover to China in 1997. In 1998 I came to London to study art. Then I got a job offer at Wai Yin Society, Manchester and helping the Chinese and ethnic minority communities in Manchester for several years. Later, through working at the Children’s Services at Salford City Council, I gained more experience in parenting issues and strategies.
Before I started my job at Edgeley Community Church, I worked at Heaton Mersey Methodist Church for over three and a half years. I’ve learnt how to develop children and family work through the church. It was a privileged experience and I treasured all the children and families that I engaged.
I’m very thankful that God has given me another church to continue my ministry among the community. Though I’ve just started the job for two weeks, I’ve spoken to different people and groups, walked around the streets and looked at the shops in the area. I already feel there’s a strong community spirit here in Edgeley. I can see there’s a lot of potential for the church to develop, to care for the vulnerable, the loneliest and poorest people in our community. Above all, I’ll always learn from children because they are the role model of the Kingdom of God.
As I start my ministry in 2017, I hope you will join me to serve our community with the love of God.