Hi, I’m Ruth. Ruth is a pretty name. Isn’t it? In Hebrew it means friendship and in English it means pity. This name is from the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament . There is a faithful woman named Ruth in this Book. She is one of the most attractive girls in the Bible. She had the gentle, affectionate nature. I hope that the kindness like her would be lived out in my life. My first English name was not Ruth, but Silent. Because I used to keep silent in my school life. So my classmates of Shunde Normal School called me Silent. In fact I was not fond of it at all. In about 1999, I met a Missionary from Ghana . Ghana is a country in West Africa. He said to me “You are a Christian. God is so great! Why do you keep silent? Why not tell people the good news about God? Come on! Do not keep silent. ” I was shocked. He’s right. Suddenly I woke up ,and asked him to give me another name. Now I’m not Silent any more, but Ruth. I hope my life is full of purity as lilies, honesty as a real Christian, and faithful as Ruth.
I like flowers and sunshine. I love music and freedom. Hans Christian Andersen said “Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” I agree with him completely.