by Rebecca Lau
I was born into a Christian family and went to church with my grandma every weekend as a child. My family wasn’t rich. Growing up, my classmates would make fun of my clothes and belongings, which made me felt very ashamed of my family background. I couldn’t understand why some people were born rich, while I was poor. Some people were born talented and while others were born disabled. I couldn’t understand the unfairness in life. I tried to find answers, but because the Christians in my family were such poor witnesses of Christ that I turned away from church and set off to find my own answers. I was determined to find my own way and live my own life, a life away from poverty.