Spent almost exactly 12 hours in Hong Kong and boy did we pack it in!
Not only did we walk the busy streets of Kowloon, in muggy weather that reminded me of Florida in the middle of July, but we had a chance to sit down with three different men all doing Gospel ministry here in Hong Kong. Over hot cups of coffee and tea, big bowls of congee (rice porridge), sticky rice with BBQ pork, plates of Hainan chicken, roast duck, and soy sauce fried noodles, we heard stories about what God is doing both here in Hong Kong and all throughout South Asia. There was a sense of humility and of urgency as these men spoke about the Gospel spreading in this beautiful and bustling city and also to other nearby regions and peoples with little access to the Gospel. We talked strategies, successes, struggles, obstacles, and opportunities that they are each facing.
As we sit here in the Hong Kong airport, my heart is stirred and, I am reminded of Luke’s words at the end of the book of Acts: [Paul] lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance (Acts 28:30-31).
In spite of many obstacles, the Gospel is steadily advancing without hindrance.