HONG KONG CHURCH OF CHRIST

香港基督教會 HKCOC


Kenny’s Restoration

By Summer Cheung, Hong Kong, China • 02 Oct, 2018

“And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’” – Luke 15:5-6
God never forgets His lost sheep, instead, He keeps looking for them, hearing their prayers, sending people to get them back, embracing them with open arms while welcoming them home. The Hong Kong church would like to share about God’s grace and love with this story of restoration.

Kenny Tse, the first brother of the Hong Kong church, was baptized 30 years ago on campus. Since then, he had been very zealous and had helped many people become Christians in different ministries. However, eight years later, he was overwhelmed by disappointments, doubts and stress at his workplace. Lacking a close relationship with God as well as falling into sins, he then chose to leave the church, without telling anyone the reasons.

Despite having left, he’s never forgotten God. Besides keeping the notes of his Bible study, the cards and gifts which brothers and sisters had given him over the years, he kept in heart the spiritual lessons taught in the church.
“I have become a slave of sins again over the past 22 years. I’ve been in darkness and my heart is full of guilt.” He saw the reality and prayed to God for help. God listened.

One day, Kenny ran into Walter, one of his former disciplers on the street. Walter later invited him to a special Sunday service. Kenny said yes and kicked off the journey back.

During the five-week study of restoration, Kenny demonstrated great determination and sincere repentance. He devoted himself to quiet times with God, he took notes at bible talk and Sunday service. He accepted the challenge of apologizing to those he might have hurt when he left. He got with over 15 brothers to reconcile the relationships during the time, furthermore, browsing through Internet and Facebook, he reconnected and rebuilt the relationships with some of the Hong Kong mission team members who have scattered around the world.

After studying the Bible, he has gained a new conviction about God’s love, “No matter how long I have wandered off and how much I have sinned against God, He still grants me grace and love if I truly repent and turn to Him. The love, the acceptance and care from the brothers and sisters is the proof of God’s forgiveness.” Kenny is excited about the upcoming Christian life. He has decided to love God more each day, to confess his heart and sins whenever facing temptation, and to trust the brothers and sisters and help one another to grow in the Lord. Being a designer and working in the 3D animation field, he hopes to contribute to the movement of the Kingdom by using his talent.

“For your brother was dead and has come back to life! He was lost, but now he is found!” – Luke 15:2

Source: https://www.disciplestoday.org/kenny-s-restoration

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Upgraded Translation System

Hi travelers!

Welcome to Hong Kong Church of Christ!

Our international ministry has recently upgraded the translation system with AudioFetch. To listen to the live translation, all you need is a smartphone (iOS/Android) and a earphone.

So if you are joining us for the Sunday Service in North Point at 10:30, please download AudioFetch onto your smartphone in advance:
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Can’t wait to meet you!


Double Happiness

‘I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.’ Psalm 118: 21

Bringing you good news from our IMAX International ministry! We have had 2 women converted in our small, zealous & growing ministry of helpers in Hong Kong.

We would like to continue to encourage the HK disciples to continue to invite their helpers to our church service at the North Point Center on Sunday mornings. We also have an English worship service every first Sunday of every month at the North Point Center 16/F. For more information please contact Evelyn Danding through WhatsApp at +852 9858 6047.

1. On Sunday, March 4th at Repulse Bay, Marilou Salasar Rulosta was baptized (a MK with 8 kids). She was invited by her employer Jacky & Cecilia Ka (Island Region) many years ago but she is not open to coming. Julieta, our sister in the International ministry continued to follow up with her for many years keeping the friendship going. Recently, Marilou was broken as she studied the Bible & repented to be open & honest. She knows more importantly that her greater debt spiritually was paid by Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. On Sunday, April 1st at Repulse Bay, Miraflor Kinatac (MK) was baptized. Her employer Ronald & Jody Ng (Island Region) invited her to church. Miraflor’s husband back home in the Philippines is a pastor in another church. But as Miraflor started to study the Bible & understand the Biblical teaching of salvation and discipleship. When she shared with her husband about her conviction about baptism and what it means to be a committed disciple, he was fully supportive because he saw his wife’s transformation and repentance. Her husband has agreed to come with her to our church in the Philippines when she visits home next time. Miraflor has shown a deep respect of God’s Word in forgiving & reconciling with those relationships that have hurt her and equally so, initiated to tithe as she felt deep gratitude towards God for giving her a second chance to truly be born again. I love a young disciple that fears God above all people and all else.


Scott Green Memorial Service Information

The memorial service for Scott Green will be on Saturday, April 21 in Seattle. The service will also be livestreamed.

scott greenDetails:

There will be a private reception following the service from 5-7 pm at the Seattle Church building in Queen Anne at 2555 8th Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119.

Parking:

You can plan your parking on Parkopedia using “Seattle First Presbyterian.” Parking options for Seattle First Presbyterian listed include:

  • Church lot: 25 spots $9
  • 1119 7th Ave lot (behind town hall): 133 spots $10
  • 711 Madison garage: 62 spots $10
  • 808 8th Ave (IPM lot 71): $8
  • Renaissance Seattle hotel: 196 spots $15
  • 415 Seneca St Olympic garage: 630 spots $11

If you are driving, we suggest planning ahead and arriving early, as parking in downtown Seattle can be expensive and difficult.

Hotel:

There are numerous hotel options in downtown Seattle. The hotels that we know have availability are: Grand Hyatt, Hotel Vintage Seattle, Hotel Monaco, Hyatt at Olive 8, Crown Plaza, Hotel Marqueen.

There is a large coffee convention in town that weekend, so if you plan to stay in downtown, we suggest making reservations ASAP. It may be more affordable to stay near the SeaTac International airport, which also has plenty of hotel options.

Last modified on Wednesday, 04 April 2018 10:30