During February, Steven, I and our boys were able to visit our friends and link missionaries, Ian and Narelle Hadfield in Hong Kong. It was great to see where they live and work. Let me fill you in on their ministry in Hong Kong.
Ian: Ian is now one of the associate pastors at St Andrews Anglican Church in Hong Kong – an English Speaking Church in the heart of Kowloon right on Nathan Rd. The church has 4 English speaking congregations meeting on Sunday – 8:30, 9:30, 11:30 and 5 pm. Take a look at their website on http://www.standrews.org.hk. Ian has joint pastoral care of the 8:30 and 9:30 congregations plus looks after baptisms, marriages and funerals, prayer and overseas mission plus other things that come up. It is quite a different role from his ministry in Jakarta but he is enjoying it. He is senior in age to the other associate pastors on staff and as we spoke to them it was obvious that they greatly appreciated Ian and Narelle’s encouraging ministry towards them and others.
Narelle: Narelle also loves living in Hong Kong enjoying the ease in which one can move around (compared to Jakarta). She and Ian have made their home (in apartments on the church campus) open and available to anyone needing encouragement and prayer and friendship. Narelle loves teaching the bible to women and I was very pleased to share in the new bible study she has meeting in her home – a combination of expat women (some of whom have called Hong Kong home for many many years) and others who have grown up in Hong Kong. Please pray for these women as they share their lives together and seek to share Jesus with those around them.
Beth: From December 2017 Beth moved to Hong Kong to take up a position of teacher at the Diocesan Girls School. She has a position in the primary school. It is run like a high School and Beth is an English (like our English teachers) teacher for Yr 1 and Yr 5. It is a good job but it takes some adjusting to a different style of teaching. She is enjoying being back with Mum and Dad but please pray for her as she adjusts to a new environment and job and making new friends.
(on behalf of the Mission Committee)