As seen by
Susan @ 12:06 AM
Friday, January 06, 2006
Eddie Yang is the pastor of Hillsong Chinese outreach service. He has been the pastor for many years and the church is flourishing at the moment.
Sadly, he went fishing on Monday evening, by the rocks. A wave got him and he passed away.
Everyone's in shock, as he's so young and so strong. He's only 42, (looking much younger though), and he just got married 2 years ago.
Up until today, everyone in his church has been praying very hard round the clock for a miracle to happen, although he was pronounced dead on Monday evening.
Normally he's very good at swimming, and fishing is his favourite hobby. We just guess that the wave knocked him out so he couldn't swim any more. The life savers got him quickly but were unable to lift him out of the water due to the big waves. By the time the helicopter arrived and got him out, he had already drowned for over half an hour.
His wife didn't witness the scene as she was taking a walk along the beach while Eddie was fishing. She's remaining very calm and strong at the moment, believing firmly that Eddie's coming back to life.
He's a very devoted pastor and he has been living his life for the church. He's always very passionate and loving to the people around him.
I remember when I gave birth to Kate, he came to our house and gave me like 20 pieces of fish. (and they're the expensive ones!) I wasn't even going to his church at the time.
Peter likes him a lot, too. He was helping Eddie a bit with his house renovation a couple years ago.
His mother has been living with him for many years. She'd get up every morning 5am to cook fresh rice for him. She really looks after him well.
Please pray for his mom and his wife as it's just too devastating for them to accept. And please keep everyone in his church in prayer as well!
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