- 總監督綜覧 – 第三期編者的話周健雄牧師
The 29th IPHC General Conference has been held in USA this July. What drew the most attention was the election of the General Superintendent and the three Executive Directors. The results came within general expectation as Rev. Dr. Doug Beacham continues to be the Presiding Bishop for another term while Rev. Talmadge Gardner remains in his position as the Executive Director of World Missions Ministries. This means that IPHC’s existing effective strategy will keep going. Apart from the election, there are many inspiring episodes of the event worth mentioning. Rev. Eddy Kwok and Rev. Doris Leung have shared with us the highlights from their perspectives.
This issue published Rev. Donavan Ng’s sermon for the second night of the Revival Meeting organized by the Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union, titled “The way of strength – to gain power of the powerless”. What is the key for the weak to get strong? Read for the answer. On the other hand, Rev. Eddy Kwok’s sermon on Babel brought up a very interesting point: that the tower of Babel has never been built! Even the names of those who had the ambition to build the sky-tall tower had vanished in history. Why did they fail? Have a look at the Field Superintendent’s sermon.
- 總監督綜覧 – 第二期編者的話周健雄牧師
By the time when this publication is issued, Rev. Eddy Kwok has taken up the position as the Field Superintendent in Hong Kong of International Pentecostal Holiness Church, succeeding Rev. Donavan Ng. Rev. Ng has been in the position for 25 years with unprecedented contributions, which were highly recognized by IPHC’s Headquarters. Under the shadow of this great predecessor, how would Rev. Kwok handle this significant position? The interview with him will show us his chain of thoughts.
From this issue onward, the column Sermon of the Field Superintendent will publish the sermons of Rev. Eddy Kwok. However, the sermons of Rev. Donavan Ng are not going to be missed. As such, a new special column is dedicated for Rev. Ng’s precious insights to God’s words. This new column will start with the series of sermons by Rev. Ng for the Revival Meeting of The Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union in November last year. This issue carries the first night of the week-long event while the rest is yet to come.
Taking a wider perspective, our missionaries from three different mission points of the world have also written to us sharing about their ministries and outlook under the impact of the pandemic. Your prayers are most needed.
- 總監督綜覧 – 第一期編者的話周健雄牧師
說到佳美見證，在全球新冠病毒的肆虐下，我們更清晰地看到各地宣教士為主作工的心志。香港差出幾個地區的宣教士，他們與世界各地的宣教士一樣，都是雲彩般的見證人，默默地在異地開展華人福音事工。請記念他們的勞苦。此外，與伍牧師有深厚交情的格里牧師(Rev. Mike Gray)最近因病辭世、安息主懷，本期宣教略影特別刊載相關之悼念文章。
The name of this booklet explains its contents well,
that is to see the world, especially the issues relating to the Pentecostal Holiness Church, from the perspective of the Field Superintendent in Hong Kong. In this very first issue, the sermon of Rev. Donavan Ng at HKPHC’s Ordination Service on the 3rd of October, 2021, is featured, from which one can see Rev. Ng’s expectations for the newly ordained as well as the wonderful testimonies during his own dedicated life of service.
Under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a plenty of great testimonies all around the world as missionaries everywhere have been working harder than ever. The couple of missionaries sent from Hong Kong to several regions have joined force in teaming up as a great cloud of witnesses when they work tirelessly on the ministries for overseas Chinese. Besides, this issue recorded a featured column in remembrance of late Bishop Mike Gray who passed away and entered the glorious presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in October 2021.
Please remember in prayers the development of ministries all around the world. Our God will definitely raise up more courageous and faithful servants amid these hard times. The tougher it gets, the brighter His followers will shine in different parts of the world by sharing His words and promises.