Ian and Narelle are our CMS link missionaries, formerly working in Jakarta, but are now serving in Hong Kong at St Andrew’s Church Kowloon. Ian and Narelle have settled in well and the relationship between the staff team is good, with everyone working together for the gospel. Ian is busy as he is responsible for organising, pastoring and mentoring bible study group leaders. Ian is already planning for events and courses for next year, as well as running a PTC course and soon, a 5 week course on the Reformation. Just this week Ian preached on Sunday and had 2 funerals, one for a lady he had the privilege to baptise three weeks before she died.
Narelle has asked us to pray for discernment about who to build relationships with, and to find others to meet with to mutually encourage each other in Christ. Narelle also requested that we pray for wisdom in the possibility of starting a new ladies’ Bible study group.
Their daughter Beth has just completed her teaching degree and now is looking for God’s guidance on where she should begin her teaching career.
A new assistant minister has begun this week, Darren (from Ireland) and his wife Alice (Hong Kong) and they will be responsible for evangelism and mission. Ian is to be Darren’s mentor. Please pray for the newer minister’s wives as they settle into Hong Kong as it can be a real struggle settling into a new culture, with no defined role.
Please pray –
- For Ian in his many roles and as he mentors Darren
- For Ian and Narelle for wisdom to know, if any, language to learn
- For the church that a growing number of people will be involved in bible study and building relationships
- For Beth that she will see God’s clear leading to where she should teach.