COME AS WE CELEBRATE MAY WONG’S 100TH BIRTHDAY!!
Sunday July 11 – 10:30am
You are invited to join us as we celebrate 100 years of life for our very own May Wong. After the 9:00am church service, we will head over and gather on the street in front of her house to sing a couple of worship songs (click HERE for lyrics) as well as singing happy birthday. We are encouraging everyone who comes to bring a birthday card and flower and drop it in the birthday basket when you are at the house. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kami in the office. (We do recommended consolidating into fewer cars).
Jan Jue shares about her mother:
My mom was delivered by her father in 1921 in Madera, California. She was number 4 of her 8 siblings. Her relatives were farmers. Her father and uncles grew almost every vegetable on a 500 acre farm that they contracted with Safeway to grow: beets parsnips, celery, parsley, carrots, watermelon, cantaloupe, honey dew, potatoes, lettuces, turnips, zucchini etc.
She went to China in 1937 to learn more about Chinese culture. While there, Japan invaded China and she had to hide numerous times from bombings and Japanese solders. She stayed 2 years because her mom’s US visa expired. Mom eventually left her mother in China with family and returned alone to the US.
She got married in 1941 to Herbert and became a farmer growing Chinese vegetables. Her mother eventually was able to return to the US. A neighbor introduced my mom and dad to Christ. Mom went to church whenever she could. This was not easy because Sunday is the day farmers ship their produce to market. She used to plow the field with a horse, and their first car was a model T. She had 2 children Jan (me) and Dick and 6 grandchildren. In 2007, mom came to Moorpark to stay with me. We immediately remove the grass in the backyard and mom and I have been gardening ever since.