This #asiaforlifepodcast is a conversation with Kevin Lai, from the pro-life NGO 喜樂生命 (Joy of Life), about pro-life ministry in Hong Kong. Listen to the podcast here:

LISTEN: Kevin Lai—Hong Kong Protests, Herbal Tea, Marriage Ministry, and a Pro-Life Movie


Intro

This episode is a casual conversation about pro-life ministry in Hong Kong. We also talk about recent events in Hong Kong—especially the massively popular protests against the extradition legislation.

People take different sides on issues like this, and even little differences of opinion can cause a lot of tension in families. But Kevin is a good listener and a conscientious father, and he shares about how his son decided to join the protests in a very creative and positive way—and ended up with donations from strangers—including sports drinks and even homemade Chinese herbal tea.

Anti-Extradition Bill Protest in Hong Kong street level day time sea of people and people on bridge paulwongkwanStock photo of the Hong Kong Anti-Extradition Bill Protests. (June 12, 2019, by paulwongkwan.)

After zooming in on the recent protests, we talk about Kevin and his work in marriage ministry. He also shares about the surprising growth of pro-life ministry the past few years, and the production of a new pro-life movie project that will be released at the end of this year.

Joy of Life anti sex-selective abortion exhibit 2017
This photo is from Joy of Life’s 2017 “First Photo Last Photo” exhibition on sex-selective abortion. You can see the video here:
First Photo Last Photo [VIDEO]

Kevin has worked for the Catholic diocese of Hong Kong for 28 years, in the Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family. That means his full time job is to coordinate ministries that help couples and strengthen families. Besides that, he helps run a small pro-life NGO, 喜樂生命 (Joy of Life). And last week, he actually took annual leave to volunteer for the 6-day Cana Marriage retreat in Hong Kong. So, he’s super busy.

He’s doing amazing work in Hong Kong, and I’m so grateful to have him on the podcast.

—Joe Woodard


Organizations mentioned in this podcast episode:

婚委會 (Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family, or DPCMF)

喜樂生命 (Joy of Life)

Pro-Life 關顧生命

「小小天使」生命支援熱線 (Pro-Life Hotline, service in Cantonese and Mandarin)

Human Life International


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LISTEN: Kevin Lai—Hong Kong Protests, Herbal Tea, Marriage Ministry, and a Pro-Life Movie