Team Hong Kong Update

A little over three more weeks to go and here is what the Hong Kong team has been up to!

“We would like to begin our update expressing how thankful we are to have such an amazing support system lifting us up in prayer. We truly believe in the power of your prayer and see the fruit of your faithfulness.

As we near the end of week two, we hope to give you an idea of what has occurred so far, and what our vision is as we continue on. We have had the opportunity to partner with a variety of ministries ranging from children’s ministry to the Red Light District ministry in the city of Wan Chai, a city on Hong Kong Island.

We are staying in an 850-year-old village (the oldest village in Hong Kong) surrounded by lush views of green mountains, the cityscape and the subway train in the distance.

The five girls on our team share a cozy tiled apartment a stone’s throw from the base, while the three boys room with students from the Washington State and Hong Kong teams also doing outreach.

An average day for the Toowoomba team begins with a shared breakfast of oatmeal and bananas, followed by a time of intercessory prayer and worship. Our mornings are often open, giving us space to spend time with God or prepare for the evening ministry. In the evenings we either cook our own meals in our apartment kitchenette or we join the Hong Kong YWAM base in prepping, eating, and cleaning our meal.

In the afternoons we often have team meetings before leaving for ministry, walking 20 minutes to the MTR (the public transportation system in Hong Kong) and making our way through various crowded train stations until we reach our destination.

The ministry opportunities we’ve taken part in have included: worship and prayer-walking at a clinic for recovering drug addicts, prayer-walking and evangelism in Hong Kong’s Red Light District, sharing games and testimonies at an inner city children’s ministry, attending a Cantonese church service, and riding a ferry out to a small island to fix up a house for women who have chosen to leave the sex industry. We often greet the local villagers, or have the opportunity for the occasional conversation in broken English.

One afternoon our team joined the base for a community cleanup and through a simple ‘good morning’ our group ended up being invited by an elderly lady to help pull weeds in an ancient stone ancestral hall. It was so cool to be able to bring the presence of God into that place through a simple act of servitude.”

That’s it from our Hong Kong team! Please continue to keep them in your prayers.