Over the past 10 years that Jane and I were called to lead the Hong Kong Church of Christ, we have gratefully witnessed God raising up of a number of mature evangelists and women’s ministry leaders. This allowed us to embark on a new journey, starting with the formation of our Hong Kong Leadership Team.
From this unity and partnership evolved this historic new step, where our future church leaders are selected from the existing evangelists and their wives, for a three-year term, with a maximum of three terms of service. This new process of generating a church leader is based on our conviction and experience that having fresh top leadership with a predetermined time frame to serve can bring about the best in a large church, especially in a patriarchal and Chinese culture like ours.
We are excited to announce that through much prayer and fasting of the entire staff, our selection committee comprised of elders and evangelists were led by the Holy Spirit to select Godwin and Crystal Chan to lead the church for the next term. They were both converted and raised up in the Hong Kong church, faithfully serving as regional leaders for the last 20 years. Their children are both faithful and fruitful disciples.
The Chans will officially begin their term on July 1st, with a hand-over ceremony at our upcoming 30th anniversary in November of this year. Jane and I will continue to lead our Island Region, as we assist and support their new Leadership Team. We truly believe that through their passion and love for God, the Chans will take the church to a new era of growth as we focus on the next generation and reaching Hong Kong for Christ.
Written by Steve Chin — Hong Kong, China Thursday, 25 May 2017
Good news from Family & Youth Sector：Oscar is the eldest son of our Minister Antony Wong. We are very grateful to witness his baptism.
During the study of bible, he understand how his selfishness hurt God and other people. He decided to repent and learned how to love other persons. Now he see the need of other more important than his. At the baptism, his younger brother shared that he felt his brother love him very much starting from recently. Glory be to God!
The first one is Ken. He is a strong man with a soft heart. His is a Chief Inspector in the Hong Kong Police and has a bright future. In a dentist appointment, he was invited to church by the dentist, Anthony So. His wife also came together and was baptized last year. At first he put his career in the top place, but now his first priority is Jesus.
The scond one is Edwin. he started coming to church when he was 10 years old with his Christian mother Polly. At that time he was a bad student. And his parent lost hope to teach him. But last July, he was impacted by a bible talk message and started to study the bible with teens workers. From the time he understood the sacrifice of Jesus, he became a different student at school. His conduct improve dramatically. At home, he is willing to listen to his mother. His goal now is to help his father to know Jesus.
Chek Yin is an outgoing and smart girl. Although her strong character is not easy to break through, she paid great effort in repentance, and finally she made it.
Sum Sum has a younger sister with special needs and a younger brother. She has to learn to be independent since her parents cannot give much attend to her. With low self-esteem, she seemed to be without interest in anything. She was hit by a bible talk message in May. She understand that God love her and have great expectation on her. She repented her selfishness and started to love and care.
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.
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: