Our Father in heaven we bring MLA Henry Yao to you today. Lord we thank you, for his strength and courage as he strives to make life better for British Columbians. You have given him a grand vision as he represents his community. We bless him with health and strength. May he find times of refreshing in his self care so he can be fully attentive and active in all he does. Bless him with wisdom and insight. Thank you for his ability to love and see inside others and help them to be the best possible person they can be to change their communities for the better. Give him rest and confidence this day we ask in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Henry Yao was elected MLA for Richmond South Centre in 2020. Henry has spent over 10 years in the field of youth work with several local youth-focused organizations. His call to public service is shaped by his personal experience with battling two different types of lymphoma. With the continual support of his friends and family, his cancer went into remission five years later – and he has been dedicated to making life better for the community ever since. Henry has been involved in numerous local organizations, including the local Chamber of Commerce and the Richmond Chinese Community Society. Henry also co-founded Dialogue Richmond Society, an organization dedicated to promoting safe, respectful, and constructive dialogues on difficult community topics. Born in Taiwan, Henry moved to Richmond when he was young and is fluent in both English and Mandarin.