We have a couple of baptism in the first 4 months in 2016, they are: Marjorie, Desiree, Kinki, Andy, Mark, Sky, Yuk Tsing, Merci, Angel and Cindy. It is amazing to see life change and people come back to God. To God be the glory!
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. (James 1:27)
Disciples of the Hong Kong Church of Christ join the Hope Elderly under severe cold weather (the coldest day since 1956). They put the bible teaching into action.
Mary did you know A cappella performed at Kowloon Region Xmas Sunday.
We are happy to share the news of 2 sisters baptized October 18th at Stanley Beach. We are encouraged to witness our disciples with a ‘set apart’ example, having an impact in their homes & sharing the gospel with their helpers. Jesus is being effectively preached whether at home, at school, at work or on the streets of our daily life.
Nelia Cabonce, came to the Sunday Sisters ministry through her employer Veron (iMK) sector. She has eagerly studied the Bible with a grateful & humble heart. Her childhood years filled her heart with great bitterness, anger & hatred. Studying the Bible gave her willingness to forgive as Jesus forgave her of her sins. Having the courage to forgive & reconcile has given Nelia a new spiritual beginning & a heart that is now at peace, with inner joy & a grateful spirit for the chance to walk as Jesus did. Her favorite Scripture & heartfelt conviction is Matthew 6: 14-15 “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Lenora Villanueva, also came to join the Sunday Sisters ministry through her employer Bun & Whisky (IC ) sector. She has always studied the Bible over the past several months with great consistency & a desire to know God. In studying God’s Word Lenora came to realize that she was very self-deceived about her character & sins of pride. Confessing, repenting & making Jesus Lord was a decision to live a consistent inner & outer life & walk the talk of a follower of Jesus. Having a clear conscience & being able to imitate Jesus in His walk with God is what she considers her greatest source of joy in facing the future. Micah 6: 8 “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Lenora is seeking imprint this Scripture on her heart, mind & daily walk as a disciple.
Lenora in the pink T-shirt & Nelia in the blue T-shirt:
We are excited to share with you the good news from Family & Youth Sector. Tsz Shan, who grows up in the church, was baptized on 2015-08-22.
Tsz Shan is the daughter of Ling in TKO Sector, studying Form 5. She first come to church when she was 6 years old together with her younger brother and her mother. Later, Ling was baptized.
Tsz Shan lived in a grassroots family, she had not any goals and expectation for her life. Just muddling along. When she go preteens, she admitted that she wanted to go to church because she did not want her pocket money being confiscated.
As she started to go to church intermittently, the preteens workers put all their efforts to love her, unwilling to give up and lose anyone. Preteens worker tailor-made Sunday spiritual teachings of the Bible and activities for her. God has his own timing. After last year Sector Camp, she made a 180 degrees turn. She shared with others: I have found my reason to go to church!
From then on, she was longing to go to church, building relationship with other teens, brought her friends to church, even made effort to study the bible. After 5 months’ bible study, Tsz Shan frankly said that she felt like she was a useless person before, without self-confidence. Until she found her value in the eyes of God, she wanted to live a meaningful, joyful and godly life. Many aunties share in Tsz Shan’s baptism, telling everyone that they watched Tsz Shan grow up from a small kid, her changes let them see the greatness of God. Encouraged many souls.
We especially appreciate Chi & Jenny, our preteens leaders. They has a difficult task, which is to help the kids go from preteens stage to teens stage. And they do it well. We can see all these preteens are now growing. This is their first fruit, and surely more will be coming.
To God be the glory!