Today I share with you,
the most unique friendship I have,
it’s the sisterhood with Kayan and Ashlee.
Here’s our testimonies about our friendship,
The Beautiful Angels.
::: FROM KAYAN (HONGKONGER)
All of us met in Beijing.
I first met Titien at a Food & Beverage Fellowship,
and later I brought her to my bible study group.
Then our friendship started growing.
We hang-out for parties, dancing,
and manicure pedicure 😆
We had fun together,
but also shared stuff
that happened in our life,
including about relationships.
I would say I know
most of Titien’s struggles in life,
because she was trusting me enough
to share it with me.
To some point, it’s overwhelming,
when I was busy at work,
I wasn’t able to give her all my attention.
I knew I couldn’t do it alone,
there should be a way
that we can share our struggles
and pray together.
I started to look for someone to help,
someone that we both knew and trust,
and I asked Ashlee to join.
That’s how 3 of us
formed a groupchat together in 2015.
‘Beautiful Angels” is full of stories,
struggles and happiness,
joy and tears too.
Our bond is growing stronger and deeper,
even though we are separated
in different locations on earth,
but we are close in ❤️ heart!
When we heard that
Titien was diagnosed with terminal cancer,
it was hard to believe!
This group-chat became the place
where we shared scriptures and songs,
and words to encourage
Titien, Ashlee and myself.
Because we all fight this cancer together,
and never let her fighting alone.
I am so blessed and encouraged
by seeing the transformation of Titien.
Her body may grow weak,
but her faith is growing strong!
Together, we’ve experienced miracles,
seeing God is at work for our good.
He listens to our prayers!
Our sisterhood is indescribably extraordinary,
and I am so honored
to have these 2 beautiful ladies
that I called them ‘Sis’ ❤️
::: FROM ASHLEE (SINGAPOREAN)
Life is always full of pleasant surprises,
you’ll never know who God will bring,
to walk this life’s journey with you!
I remember when I first got acquainted
with Titien in 2013 through Ka Yan,
she was going through a rough patch
and somehow I felt the urge
to know her hurt and walk alongside her!
despite her currently going through an illness
that even the doctor has given up on
at such a young age
when life has so much more to offer;
she has in turn bless
and taught me so much more
than what I thought I had been
a friend to her at that time.
In the days following Titien’s diagnosis,
the 3 of us have drawn closer
to one another than ever before,
journeying through hardships together!
We’ve witness our prayers answered,
miraculous changes in each of our lives,
especially in Titien’s.
Her encounter with this beautiful Savior, Jesus,
healed her from the inside out
of all brokenness and hurts;
it was turned into complete joy, thanksgiving,
hope and most of all love!
Whenever we have our conference call,
I’m always reminded of how blessed I am
to be able to journey my life
with these beautiful ladies!
I’m always amazed
at how me, Ka Yan and Titien
for different reasons left our home country
and met in one of the world’s biggest city
with a population of 20 million,
Making a friend takes a moment,
being a friend takes a lifetime!
Love you babes!!
::: FROM ME (INDONESIAN)
In June 2017,
I was in hospital for 2 months.
my angels kept sending me voice messages,
with encouraging words,
reading bible verses,
and even sang worship songs.
Even though I couldn’t reply them
because of my symptoms post-biopsy.
They contacted people around the world
to reach out to me,
to visit me,
and set up prayer groups.
They were in tears sharing my suffering,
they were in joy sharing my recovery.
In July-August 2017,
after being back home from hospital,
they’re visited me.
they took care of me,
who completely depended on others.
They strengthened my faith,
they cooked for me,
they watched me while Tobias was at work,
they were simply not letting me feel alone.
In August 2018,
we all flew into Beijing.
We explored the city we used to live in together,
and showed Tobias around.
24 months post biopsy,
I’m still here in spite of getting the initial 2 years prognosis.
I don’t walk through life with DIPG alone,
they’re holding both my hands.
My life is a miracle,
this is the fruit of their prayers.
TO BE CONTINUED TO – PART 2