Battle Log

Australia
Brisbane (QLD) TeamSaturday, 2 April, 2022
Special OutreachesSunday, 28 November, 2021
Sunnybank (QLD) TeamWednesday, 22 June, 2022
Toowong (QLD) TeamTuesday, 21 June, 2022
Toowoomba (QLD) TeamFriday, 31 December, 2021
Myanmar
Myanmar (Burma) Short Term MissionsFriday, 21 February, 2020
New Zealand
Christchurch (NZ) TeamSunday, 12 June, 2022
Worldwide
Online EvangelismFriday, 25 June, 2021

The Battle Log is the place where reports from each of the Operation 513 evangelism teams are posted.

It gives you a brief idea about what occurred during the outreach and some of the highlights.

Even though there is not a report from each team on the Battle Log every week, all these teams do meet according to the schedule (usually weekly).

So please keep them in prayer and consider joining one if it is in your area.

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Sunnybank (QLD) Team

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Posted by Posted 22 June 2022, 6:53 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Sunnybank on Wednesday June 22nd, 2022 from 1300 – 1500

Today, the weather continued to be good. We had four persons turning up to serve at Sunnybank. So, Johnny and Gary teamed up to serve on the East side while Amy and Hung stayed on the West side at the Bus Stop. Again, God gave many meaningful and fruitful divine encounters to us. Recap is the Battle Log of Hung.

1 ) I first approached a Pakistan man who was friendly to chat. He admitted no one is perfect so he accepted that everyone needs Jesus to die and pay for our sin.

2) Faragher looked tired from work but was drawn to the gospel and felt energised by the good news.

3 ) A Local Aussie man bought a pack of wine from the liquor store but he was glad to have a chat and took a tract when the bus arrived.

4 ) Brad with a nose ring but was extraordinarily gentile and receptive to the Gospel. He has catholic schooling background so the gospel is still a new and refreshing message to him.

5 ) A Taiwan mature young man was a willing listener, just able to share him the nutshell of the gospel when his bus arrived.

6 ) I was able to identify with a dating couples from Xian sharing a lot of things about their home town. It opened up the chat box and God inspired to girl to have the wisdom to point out that what China needs now is faith rather than any human measures. She became so emo that she has to left for the private room to calm herself down. After that, I can share more my testimony with her that the ultimate life transforming strength is from God and she appears all agreeable. Pray for God's continuous follow up work.

7 ) Stephanie actually a Christian but did not expose herself and let me lead on sharing the gospel. I guess, she does not fully understand salvation by grace through faith as such she has no idea or certainty that she can go to heaven. After my clarification, she gladly understood now the important of accepting Jesus as our Saviour and keep trusting our Lord to lead a upward lifting Christian walk to let God made us perfect again eventually by the power of the Holy Spirit. The chat last long enough over 15-20 minutes to refresh and correct her incorrect and incomplete understanding about the Christian faith.


Sunnybank (QLD) Team

Wednesday 15 June 2022

Posted by Posted 21 June 2022, 10:07 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Sunnybank on Wednesday June 15th, 2022 from 1300 – 1500

The temperature climbed up back a bit making it warmer and best for open air outreach. Today, Gary could not come because of Kid’s illness. So Just Johnny, Amy and Hung were available for this regular Wednesday afternoon outreach. Thanks God that all of us had been kept quite busy without much lapse time in between but we still could back each other up and took some valuable pictures for our Battle log journal. Basically, it was a great day that we could have very meaningful chat with some non-believers with rare unique background such as Judaism, Buddhism and Atheism. God also led us to reconnect with people we had one or several chats before to do follow up refreshment sharing. They all worked well together to have achieved the Will and Plan of God for all those approached gospel targets helping them to move one step closer to their eternal faith and salvation. Amy was able also to get personal connection that may lead to coming to join our church service in the near future. Recap below is the Battle log of Hung: -

1 ) For Hung, the first target is Michael a Jewish non-believer scholar, yet very fond of studying the Bible in original Hebrew language. He however was brainwashed with many anti-Christ slogan by the biased attitude of the Judaism Jews against Jesus as the fake messiah. He shared a prom version about Jesus birth that Mary was actually raped by the Roman soldier to then giving birth to Jesus as virgin birth was completely beyond the comprehension of their human knowledge. I drew his attention to Gen 3:15 about the dual mags plan Kingdom and redemption projects, prophesizing that a descendent of woman will kick off the dual project defeating Satan and redeeming all repentant sinners through the incarnation as a perfect human by virgin birth. Mark was fascinated by the early stage prophesy and felt shameful to withdraw his half joking claim that Jesus was born as a baby conceived by Mary by being raped. I moved on to illustrate how the Bible should be read on light of God’s mission handbook by the two temple cleansing accounts. He was overwhelmed by all these new interpretations of Biblical accounts but had to leave with an aroused desire to listen on.

2 ) Then I approached a Vietnamese nurse student but she showed very passive attitude toward the Bible and faith issue though she was still listening not wholeheartedly.

3 ) Julian a Filipino Christian originally of Catholic background but was converted to Protestant Christianity. She was very faithful and pious in seeking biblical truth. Yet she failed the most fundamental on not having full assurance of salvation. With a concise apologetic sharing, she came to her sense that because of the efficacy of Jesus’ work dying for us then we should have 100% of assurance of salvation. She was greatly pleased by this enlightenment and was willing to take selfie with me to show her appreciation.

4 ) I was so glad to have met a Hing Konger Mr HU also a Christian now meeting at Toowong Baptist. 胡道旺,I shared a bit about the Chinese Church history in Brisbane and pray for another divine encounter. 分享教會歷史

5 ) Three Japanese girls that Amy tried to approached but declined by them as they were into a group conversation amongst themselves. I anyhow had a go to interrupted them affirming they were really Japanese as such I greeted them in Japanese. Of course, it helped to remove the social distance between them but it was too late as the bus jsut arrived at this moment. I anyhow handed to one of them the tract.

6 ) A Chinese couples from Shanghai appeared a bits initial reluctance to chat when Amy first approached them. I anyway made a second attempted and was successful to share the gospel to the wife. She claimed she got the tract before and indicate no interest as they are Buddhism followers. I made use of this lead that all religions are good at guiding people to be a good person but failed to address sin. Message was passed on but the lady was interrupted by a friend call and it ended our conversation. 中國夫蹄。上海,拿過單張,再講福音

7 ) Salina an Indian young lady but showed deep interests in listening to the gospel wearing a big smile all the times. She was receptive to the gospel but the bus arrived just when I finished the sharing. Pray for God's own follow up work.

8 ) Sammy was the person that Terresa was moved to lead her into a conversation prayer. Sammy actually recognized me as I had a long chat with her two weeks ago and I have left a deep impression by her reaction to the gospel as well as by her name which is same as a Christian singer. Despite the eagerness of Teresa, she is still not ready to make a firm conversion though she is very close to making the last step of faith but actually just not yet. I assured her that it is right to be prudent in making this important decision of her life time and pray that she will make up her mind without reservation next time we meet. But today, it was a great chat that she missed two times her bus to let our conversation last for a longer time.

9 ) Mark a Malaysian Christian but he disclosed to me very late as such I only shared him the full gospel without checking out his assurance of salvation.


Toowong (QLD) Team

Tuesday 21 June 2022

Posted by Posted 21 June 2022, 9:47 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Toowong on Tuesday May June 21st, 2022 from 1330 – 1500

It was a fine day with warm sunshine and moderate temperature good for open air outreach. It was a pity that Winnie got a bad stomach as such she had to retreat a bit earlier. But she still had reached out to a good number of people from the photo we took. As for Johnny and Hung, we again experienced mutual back up as a team that God let us catch up with someone who had just rejected our team mate a moment ago. The results of today was predominantly positive with many Christian having full assurance of salvation and some non-believers responding to the gospel very positively with appreciation shown by willingness for a group selfie with me. Recap below are the battle log of Hung and Winnie: -

1) Farthren a Christian with a rare view of staying at a transitional place to receive training by God to after death so as to become a better person by the power of God. It is more or less the biblical view that all Believers will go to Paradise after death waiting for the 2nd coming of Christ and all of them will return on to the earth to live with Christi as King for 1000 years. So, he got the three-fold deliverances understanding as such he most likely will know that despite we are not yet perfect both before and after conversion, we have been given back our eternal lift identity the moment we received Christ as Saviour.

2) Ethen an Aussie girl who has become Christian for only two years, but again she has the most orthodox understanding of 100% assurance of Salvation if we have received Christ as our savour. I just made a minor fine tuning on her statement of faith that for sure Jesus has died for all of us and taken our place for the punishment as such we definitely should have 100% assurance of salvation. Again, she was so appreciative for my sharing and affirmation of her faith as such she also was happy to take a selfie with me.

3) A fat big guy who appeared reluctant to be an audience of the Gospel but ending up still hearing most part of the gospel before the bus came.

4) Sam, a Korean girl who appeared to be a non-believer but still showed great receptiveness to the gospel.

5) Caleb very clear about the gospel and has 100% assurance of salvation. He is from a Christian family, but more so, it is so precious for him to know the gospel so accurately. I congratulate him and he was happy to take a flash photo shot of our selfie.

6) A fresh graduate from China Guangzhou中國廣州,新生. He remains open to the gospel though the bus came very quickly.

7) Sandy a Malaysian girl of Indian origin. She initially rejected Johnny but till both Johnny and the Spirit moved me to approach her and bingo, I ended up sharing the full gospel to her.

8 ) A mature worker saying “All good” to reject my approach. Pray really that God will still give him 2nd chance to know that we are not "All Good" for Heaven without Jesus.

9) Vanessa a willing listener wearing a smile all the time. She heard the full gospel and promise to make up her mind to receive Christ at her private time.

10 ) Ivy another heart soften harvest field ready for the gospel to bear root for fruit. Despite she was once busy in replying text message, she paid full attention to the gospel sharing and admitted it is the message she need to understand her eternal status. She also showed her appreciation by taking selfie with me.

Battle log of Winnie:

感謝 神!經過上次傳福音期間,忽然肚痛,便要停止工作,要往洗手間。因此,我預備止痛丸在手袋中。今天往 Toowong 途中,忽然肚痛,吃了止痛药,好了。感謝 神!祂賜给我有12次機會來傳揚福音及講解救恩。肚痛又來了,所以我提早15 分鐘離開,往洗手間。

1. 澳洲少女,Lily。我與她閒談一會,才講及基督信仰。知道她是基督徒,我便測試她的救恩。她以為信主,反教會便可以了,我解释给她。

2. 越南少女,Ivis。當我講完福音,巴士來到。

3. 三位青年人。中國人,Ming。猶太人,Jo。澳洲人,Steve。Ming & Steve 是没有信仰。Jo 是猶太教。Jo 信上帝,否應耶稣是神,祂為人作牺牲。猶太教與穆斯林相近,都是否應耶穌是神。他知道甚麽是罪,不願意接受單張。巴士來到,不能再談。

4. 印度青年,Brian。當他聽完福音,願意找教會尋求更多真理。

5. 新加坡來的男女青年,Eva & Tom。Eva 是天主教徒。我解释 Maria 不是神之外,還詳细傳福音给他們,因為 Tom未認識耶稣基督。

6. 澳洲青年,基督徒。解释救恩。

7. Hogan & Hanna。青年男女,來自新加坡,基督徒。解释救恩。

8. 中國少女,不願意聽福音。我只講了幾句重要説話便離開。每人都有一死,死後會有審判,不論有否信仰。

9. 中國來的Peter。與他閒談一會,知道他是基督徒。我想測試他的救恩,可惜巴士來到。

10. 中澳混血兒,她不願意聽福音。我説每人都會有一死,死後會有審判。當她聽到死字,她馬上行開。

11. 菲律宾少女,Vivian。她很留心聽我講的福音。聖靈感動她,當她聽完我講的福音及見證後,願意找教會,尋求更多真理。

12. 越南青年,Danial。他也是很留心聽我講的福音。聖靈感動他,他願意悔改,信靠主耶稣基督為救世主,找教會尋求更多真理。

感謝 神的帶領,願今天聽到福音人仕,找到適合他們的教會,永遠跟隨主。阿們!感謝讚美主!


Toowong (QLD) Team

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Posted by Posted 14 June 2022, 10:04 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Toowong on Tuesday May June 14th, 2022 from 1330 – 1500

The cold weather has eased up a bit but still not ideal for open air outreach. Johnny, Winnie and Hung teamed up for another day of cross-cultural street evangelism. Today, God led us to reconnect with many people who had heard the gospel and took the tract before. Thanks God most of them did seriously read the tract and got the message correctly. Another characteristic of today out reach is giving us many apologetic opportunities to share the Gospel to Mormon and Muslim people. Recap is the Battle Log of Hung and Winnie: -

1) Kevin from China中國, claimed he was approached before and got the tract. I asked if he had read it and got the message, he said yes. And after my diagnosis verification, he did understand and got the message correctly. I just blessed him and prayed for him to make his decision in God’s predestined time.

2) Another Local Aussie managed to avoid faith issue, although I tried to carry on with the gospel sharing but it was just cut short letting me only sharing the basic of the core gospel message.

3) Scot initially declined to have any more chat as he was not in the mood to talk. I asked anyway did he read the tract and draw conclusion from the tract. He said yes and upon checking, I was able to confirm he knew the conclusion just not yet in God’s timing to make the action faith decision.

4) Locus also told me he got the tract and understand the issue. Upon verification, he did show good understanding of the gospel but still appeared receptive to my revision talk to reinforce his understanding giving him a boost to make the last step of fait to receive Christ.

5) Then I approached a fat guy who showed impatience to hear the gospel though I still managed to share the basic or the chore of the gospel message.

6) Tailor is a half Japanese Aussie. He initially declined the approach by Johnny. The Spirit gave me inspiration to ask if he is a cross breed person with Chinese blood. But he said he is half Japanese. Then it opened up the chat box letting me identify with him about Japanese culture. And eventually, I could share him the full gospel.

7) Emily is a local Aussie girl and was very submissive and attentive to listen to the Gospel. Her interest in bible message invited me to share further with her about the creation account.

8 ) Then I approached a local Aussie with a Japanese tattoo as he is a fan of the Japanese culture. It was a pity that our gospel sharing was interrupted by an incoming call.

9) Then I caught up with another Christian who anyhow has no assurance of salvation. I clarified it with him.

10) Then I approached a Korean girl who surprisingly is not a Christian and don’t believe in heaven or hell or God. So, I can only drop the conversation without pressuring her to hear it.

11) The I talked to John who opined that good person can go to heaven. I shared him the gospel and explained why good person still cannot go to heaven.

12) Finally, an Atheist chemist worker was friendly to have causal chat including answering my question about the name and logo of her job which she happily answered my query. Yet when I tried to carry on with the Gospel, she bluntly declined.

Battle log of Winnie:

14/6/22。Toowong

感謝 神赐美好天氣给我們團隊,不是太冷或太熱,讓我們今天可以顺利傳福音。

1. 中國蒙苦來的青年,Henry,兩週前曾经傳福音给他。所以他説不須要再講了,我問他,決定了信主嗎?他説還在考慮。我説,今天不知道明天會有甚麽事情發生,把握時間信主,得福的是你。巴士來到,不能再談。

2. 中國青年,閒談了幾句,轉入福音。但是講了一半,巴士到達。

3. 中國少女,Maria。當我講完福音,巴士來到。

4. 香港來的胡小姐,閒談了幾句,带入福音。講完,巴士到達。

5. 澳洲青年,Jeffry。因为以前曾经有朋友發生意外去世。所以他不相信任何宗教。當我傳講福音給他後,神感動他。我與他講及了很多基督信仰問题。死後會到那裏和靈魂問题。可惜巴士到達,不能詳談所有他想知道的問题。

6. 澳洲青年,Adam,他是穆斯林。我解释基督信仰是三一神。三個位格做不同的工作。耶稣基督也是神,為救贖我們脱離罪,死在十字架上,三天後復活。聖靈住在我們心裏,指示我們的對與錯和應走的路。巴士到,不能再談。

7. 菲律宾少女,Christina。她是羅馬天主教徒。我講述基督信仰是三一神。

8. 澳洲女士,Mather。當我傳講完福音给她後,她説接受我所講的,但是需要時間想清楚。

9. 中國青年,Bill。當他聽完福音後,他説須要認真的想清楚。

10. 台湾青年,Chang。講完福音,巴士來到。

11. 澳洲少女,Rachael。嬰孩時曾经洗禮。我説嬰孩不明白洗禮意義,是父母主意,讓她洗禮的。當她長大後,完全明白,可以作第二次的洗。

12. 新加坡少女,Mandy。當她聽完福音後,她説會想清楚基督信仰。

感謝 神的带领,願今天聽到福音人仕,悔改,信靠耶稣基督為救世主。阿們!感謝讚美主!


Christchurch (NZ) Team

Sunday 12 June 2022

Posted by Posted 12 June 2022, 2:56 PM by Glen Richards. Permalink

I’ve just finished 3 days of street outreach.  Roger, Daniel, Andy and I were in the city on Friday afternoon.  I was in Riccarton, Saturday lunch time, and then Binu and I were in the City on a cold, wet, and windy Sunday afternoon… It was so worth facing the conditions for, God is so good!

The Friday outreach seems so long ago as I write this on Sunday.  It was a busy outreach, with little down time; plenty of gospel opportunities!  I set up my flipchart, before heading over to approach someone who seemed to have the time for a chat.  Indeed they did!  I asked them what they thought would happen after they die.  She looked at me and said, “I’m probably going to hell, because I’m gay”.  Starting from there I was able to share the bad news and the good news with her, and her friend who joined her.  I was able to communicate 2 things clearly: 1) there is indeed hope for them to go to heaven and 2) that homosexuality is a sin.  They heard the gospel, but sadly there wasn’t real engagement from them at this stage.  Yet, they were happy to leave with tracts.  It was a friendly chat, and I enjoyed it.

I went back to my flipchart and tried to get conversations started with it.  There were 3 girls walking past at a distance, and I was very surprised to see one of the girls go out of her way to disengage from her friends to make a bee line for the flipchart, she wanted to know what the good person test was all about!  Her friends followed and I was able to have a marvellous gospel conversation with them.  They all seemed to be in different places.  The initial girl was chatty, the middle one was silent, but the subtle expressions of comprehension on the third girl's face filled me with joy.  It was such a great chat, and they all left with tracts.  In thinking on that chat, I would guess the 3rd girl would most likely become a Christian.  But, I have no idea, the gospel is the power of God for salvation, and only God saves.  Maybe the silent girl will become a Christian?  Maybe they all will?  Maybe none of them?  I’ll never know - but that’s okay.  Our job is to sow the gospel seed and pray.  God brings the increase.  Either way, God will be glorified!

As soon as the chat with the girls ended, a guy came over who wanted to know what the flipchat was about.  I’ve talked to him before, in fact, he has listened to our open air preaching before.  He “was” a Christian in the past, but is not currently.  He only had 5 minutes, but he ended up staying a lot longer than that.  We never actually went through the flipchart, he just hit me both barrels with the hard questions, esp. Why does God allow suffering and evil?  I patiently answered his questions as best as I could.  The answers are simple, they can just be hard to process sometimes.  He eventually had to go, and we parted on good terms.  He seemed to appreciate the chat and left with a tract as well.

It was so awesome to see the rest of the team busy in gospel conversations as well.  I mixed up the rest of my time with walk up conversations and tract distribution.  I had at least 2 other solid conversations.  Glory to God alone!

Saturday was a bit slow initially, nice sunny day, and plenty of people going past, but no one was taking the bait.  In those situations, just be patient and polite.

A guy came and sat in the seats behind my flipchart, waiting for some friends.  I asked if he wanted to try it out - nope.  Did he want a takeaway version?  - nope.  All good.  I kept trying to start conversations with those going past, and trying to hand out tracts.  It was funny, because the guy eventually either became curious or had pity on me! HAHA :)  He asked my name, and then wanted to know what it was all about.  He accepted a tract and we started chatting.  But, when it rains, it pours!  Just at that moment, a lady who had walked past me earlier came back, walked right up to my flipchart and said, “I want to know all about it”!  The guy's friends came, and he left with the tract, so I was able to focus on sharing the gospel with the lady.  We ended up sitting on the seats and never used the flipchart.  She was very open, and we had a full gospel conversation, where she often interrupted with really good questions.  By the end of the chat, she effectively said “I’m in”, yet I got her to consider the cost of accepting the gift.  She was very keen to take a tract, and she said she would check out the needGod.net socials.

So after this chat I got into another solid chat with an American astrophysicist.  He was on the fence in regards to God (actually, there is no fence, but you know what I mean).  He had a Catholic background and a significant memory from that background was that he wasn’t allowed to ask questions, which he said made him angry.  Well, we certainly had a good time discussing questions and answers, and he also heard the gospel that good deeds are NOT required to get to heaven, because of Jesus!

So, coming to today’s outreach.  Looking at the weather, I nearly decided to cancel and just do online work instead.  But I decided to go, and turned the car around.  I rugged up warm against the elements, and just prayed that God would be glorified in my feeble effort.  I was so encouraged to see Binu turn up as well!  But just as he did, it started to rain quite hard.  We prayed together, and then found the driest spots we could.  I was amazed that I had such a busy outreach, I wasn’t counting, and it was a bit of a blurr, but I’d say I had at least 7 solid gospel interactions, not including all the tracts that were distributed!  God is so good!  One of those conversations in particular was really special.  It’s hard to describe.  It was just special.  A God moment.  At the very least, he seemed to gain much gospel clarity (thank you check questions).

I left that outreach tired, and cold, but inside I was warm and happy!  I just don’t understand why more Christians don’t join me.  You are missing out! :)

To God alone be all the glory!
 


Sunnybank (QLD) Team

Wednesday 8 June 2022

Posted by Posted 8 June 2022, 8:48 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Sunnybank on Wednesday June 8th, 2022 from 1300 – 1500

It was a hectic day for me but still God had sufficient grace for me to keep my commitment to be His witness at Sunnybank, week in week out. Today, Johnny was not available but God immediately moved and called a Kairos graduate Teresa Yi to join the Sunnybank team for the first time with Gary, Amy and Hung as team partners. Gary chose to went over to the Eastern side of Main Road while Teresa, Amy and Hung stayed on the Western side. Hung took a while to explain the way to present to Good Person tract as well as the underlining policy of Street outreach that Sin must be mentioned and stress but not forcing the audience to make hasty on the spot decision. Both sisters in Christ were very much spirit led that they all had very fruitful chats to first timer listeners or to those ripe for harvest making on the spot decision to accept Jesus out of their free will. Praise and Glory all to be to God. Recap below was my fewer divine encounters as a result of spending considerable time to coach Teresa in the beginning and also later on the issue of Assurance of Salvation.

1) A Proud Chinese man used demanding tone to urge for a quick finish of the Gospel sharing. Perhaps he was right as the Bus came before I can just sparely finish sharing the full gospel.

2) Then Teresa Yi told me she met a Christian and appeared to let this person go without any further sharing of the Gospel. I told her that, for all Christians, it should be good and necessary to conduct a diagnosis on their assurance of Salvation. I took Teresa herself as an target of drilling asking the two questions to her. She was basically on the right tract but still missing the crucial points that a fair dinkum Christian should have 100% assurance of salvation simply because of what Jesus had died and done for us. It is nothing to do with our good deeds, not before our conversion as well as after. If any one showed uncertainty to heaven because they feel they are not yet perfect, then they may have a mixed up on the three-fold salvation of God redemption package. The past deliverance was effective as soon as one repent and show willingness to ask Jesus to be the personal saviour, then all our sins, before and or after conversation should have been completely pardoned. Jesus sacrificial death to take over the eternal dead punishment of our sin alone is 100% effective and sufficient to set our sin count to zero as such we will be given the heavenly citizenship instantly. God will not revoke this free gift of eternal life even if our progress of sanctification is not smooth making many mistakes all along the way. He has promised to make us a new creation of masterpiece or perfect workmanship purely on basis of the work that Jesus had done. God has also further promised to make the work in progress life perfect on day before the new heaven and new earth descends on to the earth after the Millennium reigned by Jesus for 1000 years after the 7 years of tribulation.

3) Lia and Boo a Vietnamese couples listened attentively and appeared very receptive to the Gospel. Not sure if they are Buddhism by faith, but the Holy Spirit seemed to have put all check in their mind, especially the lady that they were agreeable with all the gospel said and saw the need to trust in Jesus for salvation and a sure gift of eternal life.

4) Otto, firstly approached by Teresa but handing him over to me as he is a Hong Konger who claim to be an Atheist believing in no God and no Heaven and Hell. I identified with him first that in rational mind, those things are beyond our human ability to prove for their existence. But if we find out it is true after we die, then there will be no 2nd chance for us to do anything to reverse the situations. So I guide him to put those question mark as aside as an assumption and think along the gospel and the mechanism of God's devised salvation plan. If it is sensible and logical then he should put a lot of deep though in to it. He agreed before the bus came to take him away.

5) Helen, she claimed I had chatted with her before but when I asked her to summarise the message of the track she failed to do so. I thus earn another round of sharing and revision on the reason we need Jesus and how His redemption act worked. She anyway believes in a state after death in eternity, so my revision clicked with her world view and was stressed that all decision to rely on Jesus must be made in this life. She seemed seeing this time critical elements in God's devised salvation plan for us. 己聴,信有來世.強調信耶

6) Sadia a lady from Saudi Arabia. She looks very much westernized as such she appeared very open to gospel message giving very positive response during the conversation.


Christchurch (NZ) Team

Wednesday 8 June 2022

Posted by Posted 8 June 2022, 1:56 PM by Glen Richards. Permalink

We have moved into winter in Christchurch.  The Summer of special outreaches has finished, and we are planning for the next summer at the moment!  But in the meantime, we continue to plod in our daily job of gospel ploughing and sowing.  What a privilege it is to serve the Lord in this way.  And I’m so thankful for all you who are working alongside us in prayer!

I’m going to give an update on the last week on the street, which included five outreaches across three locations: Central, Riccarton and Upper Riccarton.

But first, I found something I wrote recently that I want to share.  It was obviously after a good chat I had, probably online:

Sometimes we get so used to what we do, that we forget the significance of what we are doing.  The gospel really is the power of God for salvation.  It's so amazing we get this privilege to tell people about him.  I'm so overjoyed after that chat.  Those kids were soaking in the gospel and asking so many wonderful questions.  But I can't save them.  God, please change their hearts for your glory alone!!!!!!

On Friday, Roger, Andy and myself were in central Christchurch.  First street outreach of the winter, and It was cold!  I was glad to be wearing thermals and all my other layers! :)

Andy told me later that he had a follow up with a guy he had previously witnessed to at the bus stops.  They went into a coffee shop where it was warm for a follow up gospel conversation. :)

Roger faithfully manned his flipchart near the bridge of remembrance.  He said he had at least 3 solid conversations.

I decided to roam.  And I spent most of the two hours of the outreach in three solid conversations.  They were awesome!

The first was on Cashel Mall, with two brothers with Catholic backgrounds.  They came to understand the gospel, and one of them even asked which church I was at - he said I might see him there on Sunday.  Sadly, he didn’t turn up.  Yet God was glorified in my obedience to share.  And the gospel is still the power of God for salvation!

I moved on to Cathedral Square where I asked two passers by what they thought happened after life.  Well, that conversation went long.  One of them was a Biochemist and leaning heavily towards Atheism.  It was one of the few times that I relied heavily on my knowledge of creation apologetics.  It was a very stimulating conversation, where the law and the gospel was shared.  By the end of the chat, there was no noticeable shift in the position of the Biochemist (you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink), but the other guy seemed impacted, and he carefully accepted a tract and slipped it into his bag.

Moving on through Cathedral Square, I handed out tracts, and was surprised at how many were accepted.

I ended up back at the bridge of remembrance where I got into my third and final chat.  It was with a couple I wasn’t expecting to stop.  The girl played devil's advocate - no problem with me, because, when you are relying on the truth, the answers always stack up.  They both left accepting tracts.

On Saturday, I was in Riccarton at lunch time and then in Upper Riccarton in the evening to test a new outreach location with Mike and John.

It was a bit slow in Riccarton and then I suddenly hit a stretch of three conversations, each rolling into the other!

The second one was a follow up chat with a guy I hadn’t seen for a long time!  It was so good to see him.  He is still articulating the gospel, but, sadly, I’m not seeing any fruit of salvation in his life.  I gave him my contact # and hope to see him again soon to be able to continue labouring with him in the gospel.

The third one was also a follow up - with a young man who is now professing faith, and he even said he has almost finished reading John in the Bible.  Sadly his work schedule stops him from being able to come to either the foundations Bible study my church runs, nor our regular Sunday gatherings.  I continue to pray for him.

One of the final encounters of the outreach was with a lady who seems to have become mixed up with some conspiracies.  She was using biblical lingo, but completely missing the gospel.  She just wanted to rage against the culture and was even thinking about what happens after life.

In Upper Riccarton, on Saturday evening, I had an opportunity to engage three young guys with the gospel.  Sadly, one of the guys claimed to be a Christian, and yet, he didn’t understand the gospel at all.  The conversation didn’t flow too well, because they guys kept getting distracted.  But, I made the most of the opportunity, and they all left with tracts.

Sunday I was back at Cashel / Colombo corner with Susan and Binu.  It’s cold enough now that Susan gets me to set up the flipchart on the eastern side of Colombo Street - in the sun! :)

I was so encouraged to see Susan running the flipchart with a group of young guys at one point.  Yet, I was so busy in my own gospel conversations.

Firstly, and had a great chat with two young Indian ladies, who followed along the gospel presentation flawlessly, and came to grasp the great significance of Jesus: our only hope for salvation from our sin and hell.

I then moved into a long chat with a young man who wasn’t interested in a tract, but decided to answer my question: ‘what do you think happens after you die?’  He didn’t seem very engaged, and yet, he stayed.  He was fairly hard soil, and so I laboured, for the glory of God alone.

Tuesday (yesterday), I was in Riccarton.  Two chats stand out in my mind.  The first was with a young man who loved history.  He knew about Viking gods, and Egyptian gods.  But he didn’t understand the gospel.  It was my privilege to share it with him.  Later, another guy stopped, he heard the gospel and seemed really impressed.  He asked about my church and accepted a contact card.  He said he needed time to process what he had heard - which is fair.  But he also understood that the message was simple enough.  I pleaded with him to trust in Christ, after counting the cost of doing so.

This only covers the work on the streets.  I’ve also been busy sharing the gospel online, and planning the next summer of outreach.  Again, I feel so privileged to be able to serve the Lord in this capacity.  Long may it last.  Thank you so much to all those that donate to enable us to continue in this ministry the Lord has put in front of us.  We ultimately trust him along for all our provision.  All glory to Him!


Toowong (QLD) Team

Tuesday 7 June 2022

Posted by Posted 7 June 2022, 6:11 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Toowong on Tuesday May June 7th, 2022 from 1330 – 1500

Australia officially enters into Winter time on June 1st, yet the weather was still warm and not that cold. Yet today, suddenly it turned very chilling. So, the team of three Toowong Gospel team all had to put on more layers of clothing. In the colder weather, the hearts of many non-believers on the street also happened to turn harder. Nevertheless, amongst the many rejects, God grace was still sufficient to carry us through to get reasonable number of conversations. Recap below are the Battle log of Hung and Winnie: -

1) I was led to approach a young UQ student called Rita from Nigeria. I asked him if he knows the percentage of Christians in his country which he had no answer and deemed that Muslim is still the major religion. So, he possibly is a Muslim and his quick arriving bus did not allow me to even start sharing the gospel. However, I still managed to give Rita a tract and pray that it will still be used by God.

2 ) Georgia a local Aussie girl from Brisbane and said we had chatted before that I vaguely recalled. Thus, I turned to ask her the two diagnosis questions. To my comfort, she declared hundred % of assurance that she will go to heaven, but when asked why, she failed to name Jesus but rather all other religious good practice, like praying to the Lord, good bible studying. In a word, everything else apart from Christ. Thanks God I was given just enough time to clarify her concept which she was glad for what I did.

3) A South African Mixed with Namibia but migrated to NZ then came to study at UQ. He claimed to be a Christian and had chatted with me before. Yet he failed utterly the diagnosis test for assurance of salvation. It was good that he was humble and a willing learner so mis concept clarified just by the time the bus came. I could even manage to take a selfie with him in a rush.

4) After being rejected by two or more, I was led to approach a Chinese young couple who however behaved a bit skeptical to have a chat. Nevertheless, I still managed to get connected through the events in 2008 being the Beijing Olympic and Sichuan earthquake, then I was able to pass on the nutshell of the Gospel just in time before the bus came.

5) A standard Chinese face but claimed himself a Norwegian and English-speaking person. Just shared the nutshell of the Gospel and passed him a tract.

6 ) Eric a typical young man with no religious attachment. He does not believe that heaven and hell ever exist. But he was still a reasonable guy to let the conversation goes on as such the gospel was still shared.

7 ) James an architect student who does not believe in creation and a creation God. I used the building analogy to challenged him how come he does not deny any building has a builder behind to make it happen, why the universe of much higher degree of sophistication and complication is deemed existing by itself without a creator. He also criticized on the OT God that was cruel to get many people killed. I pointed to him the fact that before God really to execute His righteousness to punish sin and the sinners, he without failed gave more than enough time of chance for people to repent. Anyhow, James’s heart was too hard so he reacted irrationally to deny all the scientific based biblical phenomenon. May God's grace still follows him.

Battle log of Winnie Choi

7/6/22。Toowong

感謝主!今天天陰,但沒有下雨,有些冷。

在 神的帶領下,讓我遇上很多青年男女傳講福音的機會。

1. 中國青年,Ben。他不想聽,他説曾经有人傳過福音给他。我問他信了主嗎?他説未有。所以我講了幾句説話,便離開。我説,每人都有一死,死後會有審判,不信者已经定罪。我們不知道明天會發生什麽事?請認真想清楚。

2. 澳洲少女,Aireo。當我講完福音,巴士到達。

3. 香港來的黄小姐,曾经跟朋友到過教會。我詳细的講述福音及見證給她。

4. 香港來的黄小姐,這位是基督徒。她不明白救恩,我解释给她。

5. 澳門來的中國青年,Shelton。當我講完福音及見證後,巴士來到。

6. 日本少女,Larie。英語不是太好。所以我很慢,簡單的英語向她傳福音。

7. 印度來的 UQ 學生,Gou。當我傳講福音给他後,他願意到教會尋求認識更多真理。

8. 澳洲青年男女,Jim & May。他們很留心聽我講的福音。他們願意到教會尋求更多真理。相片是從玻璃後面影的,所以看得不是太清楚。

9. 澳洲青年,講了一半福音,巴士來到。

10. 兩位中國青年,Billy & Kwon Ming 。Billy 是澳洲出生,Kwon Ming 來到澳洲只有六個月。Billy 很留心聽我講的福音,而 Ming 没有耐性,想拉 Billy 離開。當我講完福音後,巴士來到。

11. 澳洲青年,Neo。他曾經跟朋友到過教會。我從頭講述福音给他。

感謝 神的带领,願今天聽到福音人仕,認罪悔改,信靠主耶稣基督為救世主,以及找到適合他們的教會。阿們!感謝讚美主!


Sunnybank (QLD) Team

Wednesday 1 June 2022

Posted by Posted 1 June 2022, 5:03 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Sunnybank on Wednesday May 25th, 2022 from 1300 – 1500

Today, Gary was caught up with family's matter. So, only Johnny, Amy and Hung were available. The wind had eased down a bit but still there obviously was less people flow and we had to sit and wait for significant part of the time we were on ministry. Nevertheless, God's grace was sufficient for us to have our respective meaningful divine encounter occasion to share Gospel or to clarify faith with Christian who have no assurance of salvation. Recap below is the battle log of Hung.

1 ) Sio, is a Fijian and was a Mormon, but I was almost misled if not cheated that she was a genuine Christian with 100% assurance of faith. She answered all two diagnosis questions perfectly correct, admitting and accepting it is all the credit of Jesus' sacrificial death with full atoning effect. However when I ask with admiration which denomination of Christianity she is affiliated, then she disclosed she is a Mormon. That means the Mormon has evolved to a certain degree more creepy and deceitful  to look like Christianity. Sio even said Mormon now believe in Trinity, but Jesus remain only a latter day of Saint or a lessor god commissioned by the one God head.

I have to pay more attention to detect this new era Mormon in future.

2 ) Bobo, a young man with a Chinese look but actually is from Thailand. He was opened for gospel but my sharing was unfinished thought the nutshell of the gospel and the conclusion was drawn that no one can go to heaven unless one is perfect.

3 ) Jack, a Local Aussie who appeared friendly to stop listening to music but to spend time to chat with me. Thanks God his bus came very late so I almost finished sharing the full gospel.

4 ) A Chinese tall girl but was reluctant to chat possibly because she considered herself a Buddhist followers. I nevertheless still manged to share the nutshell of the gospel and pointing out that all Religion only guide people to be a good person but no religion apart from Christianity address the issue of sins.

5 )Finally I met Lina from Africa who has 100% assurance of faith.

6 ) Then I met Vanessa a Malaysian Christian yet she has no assurance of salvation. Gladly I clarified this misunderstanding with her.

7 ) 潘媂 Pandi is from 彰化 of Taiwan who appeared very opened for the gospel despite she is a Taoist follower 道教. She actually said she has heard the gospel many time in Taiwan and admitted that it is sensible and logical. I asked what held her back from making the last step of faith then she mentioned family tie with Taoist tradtion明白.還未接受. So pray for God's special grace to move her towards this last step of faith.

8 ) Bessy an Indian young lady who was very talkative from an academics thinking point of view. She kept arguing that doing good is not a motive to be able to be qualified for heaven. Anyway, I led her back to the main issue of sin that can only be dealt with the Christian way by the redemptive grace of Jesus dying to take our place to receive punishment of our sins.


Toowong (QLD) Team

Tuesday 31 May 2022

Posted by Posted 1 June 2022, 1:33 AM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Toowong on Tuesday May 31st, 2022 from 1330 – 1500

It was a very windy day. I actually had a very full day. Bible study in the morning for CFC members, then I rushed to meet a Pastor from Sydney who was the guest speaker in a forum organized by BST. We clicked on the phone chatting over an hour so I just made use of the gap of one hour to meet him at BST before re-joining our regular outreach. As usual, the team of three were all there serving the Lord under His guidance and predestined election of people for us to meet and share. Today theme for me actually is people from Christian family all have an illusion that they are readily a Christian by family line relations. All of them failed my diagnostic test that they simply are no different from non-believer not knowing at all our salvation is completely the redemptive work of Jesus. Another similarity was many of them are with Hong Kong connection. It is also a sign that more and more people are fleeing from Honk Kong for the free world. To me, there is no real free world in any earthly kingdom unless you are in Christ that through His love and strength , we can really overcome any fear and anxiety to have true eternal and inner peace in Christ. Recap below are the battle log of Hung and Winnie: -

Battle Log of Hung:

1 ) The first person I could get a successful approach after 3 previous rejections was a lady from Taiwan. She found the gospel sensible and logical and appeared receptive. Pray for God's follow up work.

2 ) John a local Aussie with a friend but he went off for a phone so only John listened to the full gospel before the bus came.

3 ) Then God kicked off a series of Hongkong connection. Sirius is a Chinese from HKG and claimed himself a Christian, upon my first diagnosis question if he has full assurance of salvation, he said he should be having 100% certainty but admitted that he is not yet perfect, so the actual feeling is still not sure how God will accept him a not yet perfect person. It proves that he has a certain level of biblical teaching but still falling short of understanding God's threefold full salvation package deal. He knew accepting Jesus as savior readily grant him the free gift of eternally life. But he did not know this is the first step or the past deliverance to save us from eternal death punishment by the grace and blood of Jesus covering our sins so in God's eyes we are justified and was right to be reconciled with God regaining the lost heaven citizenship. What he did not know that it is only a change of our eternal identify in Christ. Our life is yet to be transformed back to perfection both physically and emotionally. Yet on basis of Christ's redemptive work, God will guarantee to make us back to perfection through the work of the Holy Spirit, as it is the ultimate requirement of God to ask all His people to be perfect for the eternal home. So, all Christians after conversion till we died, we are bound to be not yet perfect but just on the way toward this target. So basing on Christ ‘work and God promise, we should have 100% assurance of eventual deliverance from the bondage of sin. Sirius indicated he is attending a Christian n Group but not Power to Change, I guess very likely he is a member of the Living Spring Chinese Church based in Westend but also active in UQ. May God bless their ministry.

4 ) Then came Charles a Pseudo ABC from HKG at age of 7 and also from Christian family background. Through the diagnosis test, quickly knew he have no idea of Jesus salvation work. So I tried my best to go through the whole gospel message with him in the limited time before the bus arrived, which he was very thankful for it.

5 ) The Maggie a rare lady from Myanmar and also from a Christian family. She has all the same problem of illusion, thinking she is automatically a Christian by birth in Christian family. I ended up fighting against time of the bus arrival to go through the gospel with her.

6 ) Then , I caught up with a girl with haired dyed to golden yellow color. Exhale, is from China and claimed she has listened to the gospel once but cannot explain what she learned from the tract. So as well I wasted no time to share the full gospel to here again. 中國聽過再聴

7 ) Last, Winnie asked me to answer Justin’s request for Church in St Lucia. I did and followed up on chatting with him. He is from a catholic Christian family but again he knows very little about salvation. I should praise God for his heart to look for church but I still spent all my remaining time to share him the full gospel and hopefully let him realize he is not yet a real Christian but with the heart to search for the Biblical truth, he should be right on the way get saved by making his last step of faith to trust in Jesus and Jesus alone by grace through faith. Amen

Battle log of Winnie:

31/5/22 Toowong

感謝 神賜與今天陽光普照,雖然很大風,但是讓我們團隊在温暖的陽光下傳福音。

今天不知道是學生比较遲來等巴士,或者是巴士來得频密。考驗我今天需要傳講得很快的福音。見證都不夠時間,巴士到來。

1. 澳洲男士,David。當我講完福音,巴士來到。他説會想想基督信仰。

2. 中國少女,Jannell。當我講完福音,巴士到達。

3. 中國少女,Shin 仙。也是當我講完福音,巴士來到。

4. 澳洲少女,Josephine。又是當我講完福音,巴士到達。

5. 澳洲青年,Joshua。他聽過很多不同的基督教議。但他不明白真正的基督信仰。他問及穆斯林,天主教,摩門教等等。我解释给他,我與他談及一段很長的時間,關於這些不同的教議,直到巴士來到。我解释基督信仰是三一神,聖父,聖子及聖靈。聖父創造天地萬物,聖子(耶穌基督)祂為救贖我們,死在十字架上,三天後復活。聖靈:當我們施洗後,祂就住在我們心裏,引導我們應走的路,及提醒我們對與錯。所以願意歸信主後,一定要施洗,除去罪,聖靈才可以進入我們心裏。

6. 印度女士,Lisa。當她聽完福音後,她説會想清楚基督的信仰。

7. 中國蒙古來的青年,Henry。初時不願意聽,後來我講及無論你有甚麽信仰,每人必有一死,死後必有審判。不信者已经被定罪,我给他單張看看,什麽是罪。看他有感動,于是傳福音给他,講完,巴士到達。

8. 澳洲青年,Dustin。他説上週已经有人傳福音给他。所以我不再講福音,于是我問他,決定信靠耶稣基督嗎?他正在想着這問题。我説我們不知道明天將會有什麽事情發生,但如果信了主,就可以完全交托给主。我提議他去教會聽聽主的話語,當你完全明白後,才決定是否需要受洗歸入主的名下。我們一定要聖潔,聖靈才會進入我們心裏。他問我附近有教會嗎?我知道附近有一 Toowong Baptist Church ,但我不知道地址。Johnny 剛同一青年倾談,關牧師來到,我就將這青年人交给關牧師。

9. 澳洲少女,Donna。當她聽完福音後,她説會認真的想清楚。

10. 中國少女,Olivia。當她聽完福音後,她説會到教會尋求更多真理。

感謝 神的帶領。願今天聽到福音的人仕,找到適合他們的教會,一步一步的跟随主。阿們!感謝讚美主!


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