HONG KONG CHURCH OF CHRIST

香港基督教會 HKCOC


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

http://www.hongkongcoc.org/church/news?id=123

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Prayers for the Scott Green Family

Scott and Lynne Green are truly heroic servants of God. As a young married couple, in 1987 they led a small team of disciples from Boston to plant a church in Hong Kong, China. That church today thrives with over 2,000 members and has planted dozens of other churches. 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.
Recently, we shared about our brother, Scott, and asked for prayers for an upcoming doctor appointment. We are sad to say that, in spite of the chemo and radiation he has had over the past year, the MRI showed that Scott’s brain tumor has grown significantly in the past two months. It is now impacting his mobility and memory. The doctor has ordered hospice as further treatment is not an option.

Lynne asked that we share this with you all, and wants you to know that they are doing well. They are profoundly grateful for the prayers and support of each of you. They feel it. Obviously this is a very difficult time for Scott, Lynne, their children Stephen and Ariel, and also for so many of us who love and respect them. Scott and Lynne have had a tremendous impact in our church and literally across the globe.

They welcome cards and emails of support, but as you understand Scott can only handle so much. Several people are coordinating the help they need and any visits. Beyond that, it would very encouraging for you to send a card expressing your gratitude and well wishes to:Scott and Lynne Green
c/o Greg and Lisa Brumley
16123 SE 46th Place
Bellevue, WA 98006
In closing, Lynne says, “We are doing 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. Thank you for your love, prayers , and support.”

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. – 1 Peter 1:6-9

 

http://www.disciplestoday.org/north-america-caribbean/usa-northwest/item-8905-prayers-for-the-scott-green-family#.WmsDpaiWaUk


Hong Kong Church of Christ Selects New Church Leader

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