Grace Chan (London)

Going for God

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Going for God is an outreach initiative of the church to tell of Christ’s love over the London2012 Olympics period.Praise the Lord for sending a Short Term Mission Team from Hong Kong to partner with us.  The team of nineteen brothers and sisters came from different churches.  Through this we learnt as a church how to practice hospitality.  Working and learning together we witnessed God’s might and grace.  To God be the Glory.Working in PartnershipAs we visited the Olympic sites, all the team members played different roles.  There were face painters; balloon twisters; they put on Olympic colour wigs; played their ukulele; gave out souvenirs from Hong Kong and Christian tracts.  They did this in order to attract passersby so that they could engage them conversation.  These were gospel opportunities.   Although they all had separate jobs they were united in their mission which is to spread the good news and to glorify God.

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.  Romans 12:4-5

Brotherly Love

The team members came from different backgrounds and to live together demands brotherly love.  In challenging moments they learnt to accept each other’s shortcomings, to forgive each other and to love each other live Christ loved us.  I witnessed the image of God as I spent time with them.

12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.  1 John 4:12

Giving Thanks

I praise the Lord for each one of them.  Their passion for the Gospel, their submission to God’s leading and serving in humility has left an indelible mark in my memory.

13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14

May this be an encouragement to us all, to strife for the prize and Go for Gold.