Lei Ho!(Hey! in Cantonese) The team has been quite busy over the past few days. We were able to share a presentation including songs, puppets, a drama and two testimonies in a Youth For Christ gathering on Saturday. Sunday was a great day. The team shared in an open-air garden to an English-speaking Filipino group. The Enemy tried to discourage us by causing the batteries to the MP3 player to go dead (when they had been fine earlier), but the team sang songs and shared testimonies despite the technical difficulty. We then were able to attend an English-speaking church service atop the second tallest building in Hong Kong (75 stories high). The scenery was amazing as well as the music and preaching. After getting caught up on all of our memory verses and classes, we spent the evening shopping at the Ladies’ Street Bazaar. The team was excited to practice their bartering skills when buying authentic Chinese souvenirs for their family and friends.
On Monday, the team really enjoyed ministering in a local middle school. They divided into five groups, each group leading an English lesson in a classroom. The lessons included scripture memory, singing and phonics, choreography to a puppet song, wordless book, and a skit. Each group then had to ‘perform’ their lesson in front of the assembly (most of the school). Both the team members and students really enjoyed their time together. That afternoon they shared their presentation in a nursing home. The residents especially enjoyed the song sung in Chinese. The team was able to share the gospel at the Nathan Road Mosque. They were met with very strong opposition from a Muslim group, but they held firm in their stand for the Lord. That evening the team gave a 45-minute presentation (Gospel Dinner) at a Chinese restaurant. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the drama, Conforming Jesus.
While the team is liking the Chinese food, they are especially grateful for the American-style snacks: chocolate pie, Rice Krispie Treats, chicken salad, and even carrot sticks and green salad. We are even keeping Drew (nicknamed Gigantor) fed, which is a major feat. We have also been experiencing missionary life in the way of a critter. Although we have been spared from ants, a rat visits quite often to seek our food supply. We have named him Fred and hope he goes to heaven soon by way of our traps. We have had to be quite creative in storing our food. So far, we have thwarted his efforts.
We are looking forward to a sightseeing day on Thursday. Please pray that God keeps the rain away so we can ride the Star Ferry across Victoria Bay and take the tram up to Victoria Peak. We hope to take lots of pictures of the spectacular scenery and view the evening light show.
Please continue to pray for our efforts in sharing the gospel as well as safety and good health. We are all doing well!!