Jay Copp 2014-11-12 00:34:48
Tangerang Selatan Puri Siwi Lions Club, Indonesia Age 49 My husband is German, and he works at Siemens in Germany. I had thought that Lions was for the bourgeois only because in the past most members I knew were government officials and upper-class people. Nowadays the club is totally different; anyone can become a Lion as long as they are social and willing to share with others. I am from an ordinary family, and it was a very hard struggle until I graduated from college. I went to the University of Indonesia majoring in international relations. I worked hard to pay the tuition fee because my family wasn’t very rich, but I‘m glad now that my hard work has been “refunded proportionately” by God. I’ve been to many countries–four in Asia, 13 in Europe, Canada, six big cities in the U.S. With my experience traveling around the world, I felt very small before God. I was amazed with his astonishing creations. Some people have worked harder than others, but they probably haven’t got the equivalent returns. Still I’m certain that God loves us very much. My experience in traveling wasn’t the reason for me to become a Lion. I became a Lion because I like being a social creature. I like to share things, and I am thankful with what I have now. A project I really liked was when we arranged free eye exams for students. They didn't check their eyes, presumably due to financial problems. I always take my daughter, Michelle, with me to every Lions activity whenever it doesn’t disturb her school activities. My children know how important Lions’ services are. I wanted them to learn how to become human, someone who is always grateful to God. I’m not compelling my children to become Lions; they'll have to decide for themselves. We are all helping each other. I like being a Lion; I have to be able to serve people in need, as best as I can, with God’s help.
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