Our Hong Kong Reunion
Lynne and I are in wonderful, amazing Hong Kong for this first week of the New Year, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the church planting. Several special events are planned for later in the week, including a full-blown China conference featuring speakers from all around China, Singapore, the Philippines, and India. A taste of heaven! We spent Tuesday and Wednesday reconnecting with different treasured brothers and sisters, with whom we built, by God’s grace and blessing, this 2000-strong congregation. They are proud of us in Seattle, and we should be proud of them. Here’s a few pictures for you; take a look:
These two pictures feature an apartment we raised our young kids in (the puke brown one on the left side of the picture), and the park we used to take Stephen and Ariel to in the mornings.
Here’s Sunny and Bonnie Chan, who helped lead the church planting in Chengdu in the 90’s. Bonnie also led the women on our first China planting in 1991.
Jeff and Siu Wai Wong lead a large region of the HK church. Jeff was on the original 1987 mission team as a medical student, and now heads the China Missions Council (like our Northwest Region Leaders’ Group)
Godwin and Crystal Chan lead one of HK’s regions and now serve, for one year as Acting Church Leaders for the entire HK church!
The Chin family, who took us to lunch (Steve, Jane, Asiana, and Xiana), led the Taipei, Taiwan church for many years—one of our ICOC’s strongest churches. They have led Hong Kong since 2007 but are letting the region leaders serve now as Acting Church Leaders, one by one.
Dan & Elexa Liu were early members of the HK church and helped lead the planting to Taiwan. For many years now, they have served HOPE Worldwide internationally, especially in China, but also in Cambodia.
More to come…