News from Kowloon East: Lin is the mother of our sister Winnie. She has an independent and tough spirit, raising up 3 children on her own. She had been a worshipper of the ancestors and was not interested in God. Occasionally she attended activities held by the “Sisters under the cross” (single mothers or sisters with non-Christian spouses). 2 years ago , urged by her daughter, she came to church but her bible studies did not bring change.
During the last Chinese New Year she was diagnosed with a relapse of cancer. After her daughter opened up with her in tears, she decided to study the bible seriously. Although this time she welcomed the bible with all her heart a high-risk surgery was looming in 2 days. She just starting studying the claims of Jesus. The race was on. Rebecca, Helen and Winnie studied the bible with her for 10 hours, starting with “Sin”. She finished all the necessary study and was baptized on Sunday, becoming a disciple after counting the cost!
When Lin was studying “Sin”, she confessed her sins, decided to repent and courageously make up relationships with relatives which had been broken for years. The Cross motivated her to come close to God, be a child again and express her feelings and gratitude. Previously she was used to taking everything upon her own shoulder without grumbling, now she humbly seeks advice from sisters in her own inadequacy. God has made this all happen and may HIM be glorified. AMEN!