“We did not consider ourselves as good or powerful to participate in this ministry, it was the love of God that motivated us to respond.”
“Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift” (2 Cor 9:15) are exactly my thoughts when looking back at our years in Kenya. Indeed, the grace of God surpasses our knowledge and is beyond our thoughts.
Our involvement in mission in East Africa began thirteen years ago when Rev Philip List of International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) noticed an increase in the Chinese population and the lack of a pastor for the Chinese Christians in Kenya. He prayerfully and earnestly searched for a Chinese pastor to fulfil this need.
I had just completed my BMin course at BCV (now MST) and was praying for an opening in mission.
Responding to that call of God to Africa, my husband Matthew and I were ordained by the missions department of IPHC to become the first Chinese missionary couple. In August 2006, we were commissioned for mission service to Kenya and a month later, we found ourselves in the continent of Africa! We did not consider ourselves as good or powerful to participate in this ministry, it was the love of God that motivated us to respond. Indeed, it is only His grace that has multiplied our efforts in the mission.
God gives each a different role. For us, the role is to carry the transformational power of Christ to the world and we are thankful in being enabled to preach this gospel to our compatriots in Kenya. The message of the love and light of Jesus impacted their lives so much that many accepted Christ as their Saviour.
We have never regretted responding to God thirteen years ago to dedicate our lives to His missional ministry in leading people to the Lord. Even while facing life-threatening danger we strive to find the lost, to share with them in the ups and downs of their lives. To then witness them confessing their sins, repenting and turning to the Lord makes it all worthwhile. We are truly blessed to be in the mission field and pray the Lord Jesus will help us extend our mission field beyond Kenya to other African countries so that more Chinese will turn to the Lord.
Our prayer is that God will touch your heart to support and participate in the work of overseas Chinese missions so that the name of the Lord Jesus is exalted and God is glorified