Stephanie Yao

Press Services International

Stephanie enjoys simple living, admiring nature’s beauty and intricacy, and playing the piano. She is particularly passionate about empowering the vulnerable. Writing is her way of processing thoughts and feelings to understand herself, God and the world in a deeper and more meaningful way.

  • It’s in the shadow

    A beautiful day with clear blue skies, sun shining brightly without a breeze. As I was running, I began to relate my spiritual journey to what I was seeing and experiencing.

  • What to do when you don’t know what to do

    Sometimes I need God to tell me explicitly what to do.

  • New year, new me

    I’m certain we have all heard people say, “new year, new me”. We make a list of goals to achieve in the new year: I’m going to be fitter, more productive, save more money, spend more time in God’s presence. These are some common new year resolutions.

  • Where do I grow?

    Without doubt the past six months has caused uncertainty for us all. Uncertainty about the choices we've made in the past, uncertainty about what is happening in the present, and uncertainty about what the future will be like.

  • The Stephanie Yao Story

    A little twin seed was planted in Hong Kong and uprooted to New Zealand with her family when she was three years old.

  • The power of life


  • Peace, be still

    I have grown up waking up early. An early bird, my family would call me. I woke up before the sun rose most days. I woke up to pitch darkness, quietness, and stillness. No one else was awake at that time; I was the only moving object.

  • Lenses of love

    Although I have never watched “Love is blind”, some of my friends and colleagues have. They were fascinated by this new experiment of people dating in their separate pods where they can talk to each other but not see them.