HONG KONG CHURCH OF CHRIST

香港基督教會 HKCOC


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.

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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


Scott Green Goes Home to the Lord

Written by  Daren Overstreet – Seattle, WA, USA Saturday, 31 March 2018 19:03

On Saturday morning, March 31, our dear brother Scott Green peacefully passed on to be with the Lord. As many of you know, Scott had been courageously battling brain cancer. With Lynne by his side, he realized the goal of our faith and finished the race.
We received these touching words from Lynne: “I was able to keep my promise to hold Scott’s hand till Jesus took hold. He drew his last breath at 4:30 this morning. Immediately after, The Mission played on the sound track. It was appropriate. It has been a long hard week as Scott’s strong body was reluctant to let go, but God convinced him. We are grateful to each of you as you have helped us on this difficult journey. Your presence has mattered.”

Scott and Lynne are truly heroic servants of God. As a young married couple, in 1987 they led a small team of disciples from Boston to plant the Hong Kong Church of Christ. That church today thrives with over 2,000 members and has planted dozens of other churches in mainland China, Taiwan, etc.. After the Greens handed the leadership to Chinese disciples they had trained, they returned to serve the Seattle Church of Christ from 1997 – 2013. They then served our Berlin church for several years until 2017. Scott received his MFT from Seattle Pacific University, and over the last eight years has been using his wisdom and training as a counselor to help restore peoples’ faith and inspire them to rescript their lives with a story of hope and dreaming anew. Click here to listen to Scott’s moving comments to the Hong Kong Church at their 30th Anniversary service last November.

It seems fitting that Scott went to be with the Lord on Easter weekend. His very first sermon to the Seattle Church was on Easter Sunday, 1997. We all remember vividly Scott preaching about the risen Savior with passion and urgency. His convictions stirred our hearts to a greater sense of action and vision back then, and his incredible legacy will surely provide inspiration for our future. Scott truly poured out everything for the sake of the gospel, setting an example for all of us who want to impact this world for Christ.

“For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” – 2 Timothy 4:6-8

We’re asking that you keep the Green family, the Hong Kong, Seattle and Berlin churches in your prayers at this time. We are planning a memorial, and details will be made available in the coming days on Disciples Today. Thank you for all of your love, prayers and support.


Our Hero of Faith- Scott Green

Dear brothers and sisters,
I believe we all remember when Scott shared about his sickness during his speech in the 30th Anniversary ceremony. The Greens received a further report from the doctor lately, saying Scott’s condition is getting worse and the doctor has ordered hospice care. Scott has two to three months likely. This news really broke my heart, and I believe will sadden you all.

Scott and Lynne were the founders and are still the heroes of faith to the Hong Kong Church, and good friends to many of us personally. They made an eternal impact on every one of our lives. Scott is a faithful servant of God. He dedicated his life to the dream for God and His kingdom and laid a strong foundation for the churches in China. He has fought a good fight for the Lord.

Lynne says, “We are doing very well with each other, cherishing each moment, and with God. I have promised to hold tight to Scott’s hand until Jesus grabs it and I must let go.”.

The Hong Kong Church will be eternally grateful to Scott and Lynne. Please keep on praying for Scott and the Greens’ family, for God to lead them to go through this time with faith and strength, for them to have peace and joy through their relationship with God, and for us to keep up the good work on the foundation they have laid for us.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day–and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”  (2 Tim 4:7-8)

Love,
Godwin Chan
Lead evangelist, HKCOC

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