Battle Log

Australia
Brisbane (QLD) TeamSaturday, 2 April, 2022
Special OutreachesSunday, 28 November, 2021
Sunnybank (QLD) TeamWednesday, 5 October, 2022
Toowong (QLD) TeamTuesday, 4 October, 2022
Toowoomba (QLD) TeamFriday, 31 December, 2021
Myanmar
Myanmar (Burma) Short Term MissionsFriday, 21 February, 2020
New Zealand
Christchurch (NZ) TeamSunday, 2 October, 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 5 October 2022

Posted by Posted 5 October 2022, 7:51 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Sunnybank on Wednesday September 5th, 2022 from 1300 – 1500

It was a day of great reunion with two of our long-missed team members, Gary and Amy. By the grace of the Lord, both are well and good for re-joining the street outreach. Another God's led new member Yi Ming Zhou also joined us through the introduction of Johnny. Yi Ming is a member of Sherwood Methodist and bible study group member of Johnny. They had a long discussion on theology and Yi Ming was finally moved to give it a go to join the street ministry. Johnny first introduced him to us and gave him so on the spot training than Yi Ming did his first outreach in His strength. Pray that he will keep coming because of his personal experience of the presence of God and have a full understanding of the meaning and scope of Great Commission.

Amy seemingly was having a good time with many opportunities of conversation. She even unknowingly had covered some gospel target that once rejected either me or Johnny. Gary as usual being very diligent and faithful to reach out to people passing by him.

As for me, I only had fewer conversation but a couple of them were very deep and long chat with prominent presence of the Holy Spirit to lead the gospel target to ponder deeper in the realms of God's glory through His Creation work that actually are scientifically sound. Recap anyway is the Battle Log of Hung.

1) I first approached a Chinese couple who claimed to be atheist 中國無神論 as such not interested to listen to the Gospel. I did not give up too easily and tried from a life issue angle to elaborate the question if being a good person alone will qualify us to Heaven. After a while, the man who talked still cold heartedly declined further chat.

2) The next one is a girl from Shanghai 上海who is a UQ student. She was initially a bit reluctant to listen but eventually, the Spirit softened her heart to listen the full gospel sharing and took a tract.

3) Then God made me a divine appointment with a local Aussie called Mitchell. He appeared as an Agnostic who viewed that God can be anything in the nature and human is just part of the nature and by conducting a good life , we can be part of that Godly existence in the world. Strictly speaking, Agnosticism is the view or belief that the existence of God, of the divine or the supernatural is unknown or unknowable and that "human reason is incapable of providing sufficient rational grounds to justify either the belief that God exists or the belief that God does not exist. The English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley coined the word agnostic in 1869, and said "It simply means that a man shall not say he knows or believes that which he has no scientific grounds for professing to know or believe. God moved me to first share him the Gospel then use the 6 days creation to show to him there are solid scientific ground to support the 6 days creation theory. He was a very good listener and might have unintentionally miss the bus to listen on which led him see the reality of the presence of God' He left with a mindset changed that Christianity has no conflict with science and he will ponder deeper to pursuit God.

4) Then I had another good chat with a UQ student with surname as Li李 who is from China, He was very receptive to the gospel despite a typical atheist nonbeliever brought up in the Communist China. But he admitted no one is perfect and there is a consequence we have to bear facing judgement after death. So, the Spirit really has moved him a big step closer to salvation.

5) Then I caught up with a middle-aged man from Hubei Wuhan武漢,he appeared very polite and humble to listen to the gospel after I show empathy to people of Wuhan having suffered a lot from the Covid19 originated from his home town. Though the chat did not last long enough, but he willing took the tract to read on the message I shared with him.

6) Then I talked to two Mansfield High school girls by identifying with them as a father of one of their Chinese teachers. Natalie responded positively to my approach and quickly claimed that both of them are Christian. The other girl was a bit shy so only Natalie was doing the talking. Her answer to the diagnostic question 1 is perfect. she has 100 % assurance of salvation, but the 2nd question, she was utterly wrong claiming it was because she believed she has comprised with all the Christian teaching and practicing a good Christian life. It took me a while to clarify her wrong understanding. She any attends the Logan City Church.

7) Finally, I approached a Filipino Lady who is also a Christian but seemingly with very shallow understanding of the Bible. I went through the gospel message with her just in time before her bus arrived.


Toowong (QLD) Team

Tuesday 4 October 2022

Posted by Posted 4 October 2022, 5:58 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Toowong on Tuesday Oct 4th, 2022 from 1330 – 1500

It was a hard day that both Winnie and Hung hardly had got a full gospel sharing with our targets. It was either disrupted by the quick arriving bus or interfered by intentionally Gospel haters. Johnny seemed to be a bit better off getting more long conversation but mostly with people he met before and was taking initiative to reconnect and chat with him. No matter under whatever circumstances, it was still the sovereign Will of God to let thing happened the way it was for the benefit of those who are chosen to love and serve him. We just be patient and submissive to do His Will as He guided us along the way. Recap below is the Battle Log of Hung.

1) I first picked the big guy at the end of the long queue for the bus. He simply sat down to wait for the next bus. So I was able to catch up with him as asked if he is from a minor tribe of China like the Uyghur看似新疆維吾爾人, but to my surprise, he is a pure Han man from Guangzhou.廣州,. He was friendly and willing to chat but anther bus just arrived to get him away. He willing took a tract anyway.

2) Then I approached another girl from China. She was also a willing listener but the same fate as the previous one that her bus arrived to cut our conversation short and she also willingly took a tract.

3) Then I approached a Girl with ear speaker. She excused my approach as she was on the phone but still took a tract to read.

4) Then I approached a tall Aussie girl who listened the longest time for the nutshell of the gospel and took the tract when the bus arrived.

5) Then I caught up with a big guy who is a Korean Christian but lack assurance. he attends Korean church in the city. So it was a pity the bus quick arrival did not allow me to clarify further.

6) Then I approached an Indian girl who was originally quite a welcoming listener, but she seemingly was irritated by the issue of sin and that Hinduism worship multiple god heads so she chose to end the conversation and left without a tract.

7) Next I caught up with a girl from Xian西安。 who is also a willing listener,she has many Christian friends so gospel was not strange to her. She appeared to be one step closer to salvation.

8 ) Then I met another Indian who was also friendly and willing to listen and took a tract afterwards.

9) I approached a Muslim dressed lady that I thought she is from Indonesia but actually she is from Singapore. She initially did not reject to chat but I was interrupted before long by a self-righteous Aussie girl to stop our chat pretending, they are friends and wanted to chat amongst themselves.

10) Finally I met yet another Indian man of more mature age. He was also opened to chat and even asked me when did I became a Christian and started doing street outreach. Seemingly he is impressed by our faithfulness to serve God.


Christchurch (NZ) Team

Sunday 2 October 2022

Posted by Posted 2 October 2022, 2:14 PM by Glen Richards. Permalink

Thank you for praying, and please keep praying that God would bring glory to himself by demonstrating his justice and mercy to those we encounter on the streets of Christchurch.  This gospel ministry will be ineffective otherwise.

This week the four usual street outreaches occurred: Tuesday afternoon in Riccarton (Roger and I), Friday afternoon in the city (Roger, Steve, Andy and I), Saturday lunch time in Riccarton (just myself), and Sunday afternoon in the city (Susan and I).

I was first there on Tuesday, and set up my flip chart.  Roger arrived a few minutes later, and I decided to go over with him to his side of the street to help him set up his flip chart.  But as we were crossing the road, 4 teens in school uniform were there and looking at us, as they were walking past.  I had to take the opportunity even before I finished crossing the road, and asked them a question.  I think they were glad, because they actually wanted to talk (well a few of them anyway).  So, without the use of a flip chart, a gospel conversation was underway.

I took them through the law, and started on the gospel, and then Roger took over, so I decided to set up his flip chart.  Just as I finished, a young couple went past, and the guy was instantly interested in the faces on the front page of the flip chart.  It was easy to engage him in a conversation, and they both came to hear the gospel.

But as that conversation was ongoing, Roger had finished his chat with the school kids and came to join me when a guy who was out on the street trying to gain votes for the upcoming city elections went past.  Roger was instantly into a deep conversation with him.  So two separate conversations were going on side by side!  It made it a little bit harder, but it was fine :)

But it didn’t end there!  A guy came past and stopped to stare at the conversations going on - he obviously wanted to say something.  I hate distractions like this, because it can cause existing conversations to end prematurely.  I decided to offer him a tract, which he took, but he was satisfied, he wanted to talk.  So I asked him to give me a minute.  The conversation with the couple had found a good stopping point, they had heard the gospel, it would have been good if I had been able to go through some more check questions, but I ended it there so I could give my attention to the new guy.

It turns out he had seen my flipchart on the other side of the road, and wanted to talk about the pictures on it!  We ended up crossing over to do that (leaving Roger with his flip chart and still talking to the guy trying to get votes!)

Sadly, this guy was extremely self righteous.  He was a “Christian” but had never done anything wrong.  He wasn’t willing to stay and chat, he even handed the tract back.  I think he really wanted to moan about politics.

Well, after that, the politician that had been talking to Roger, came over to talk to me for a few minutes before heading off to pound a few more streets.

I can’t really remember the rest of the outreach.  I know Roger was busy, as per the pictures.  I only remember one other conversation, it was with a guy who turns out to be the nephew of a fellow street evangelist who is praying for his salvation!  Sadly, the guy is still resistant, but I was able to share the law and gospel with him.

Friday’s outreach was fascinating.  It started with a chat with a guy with a girl's name.  He took one of the first tracts I handed out (actually, he bee-lined over to get it).  It was a long chat, where he asked the hardest questions.  But he was given straight answers, and heard the law and the gospel.  When he gave me his name, he was testing me.  I ignored the bait and just proceeded with the conversation.  I knew he was challenged by the law already, and I knew he knew I knew his position on sexuality is sinful - we actually both knew (have I said that right? ;) ).

Part way into the conversation, one of the guys (who claimed to be a satanist) I had talked to in Riccarton a couple of weeks ago came past, and as soon as he saw me, he joined the conversation.  So the 3 of us continued to discuss the gospel and all the important questions surrounding it.

Eventually the first guy left.  We were on good terms, but he was very resistant to the gospel.  The other guy went to have a chat with Roger, while I was off sharing the gospel with others.

Eventually, that guy came back to me.  So, I went straight for a check question, he got it very wrong.  He was keen to chat, so we went and sat down so I could labour with him to understand.  He wasn’t getting it, so I had a thought, I decided to use the flip chart app I had on my phone (Apple & Android).  Maybe the pictures would help!  It’s the first time I’ve used it in action, and it worked well - although I need to make the images fullscreen.  By the end of the chat, he at least was able to articulate that it’s not his works that save him, but instead only Jesus' sacrifice that saves him.  Although, I don’t think the reality of that has sunk in yet - In God’s timing, I pray that it does!

Saturday’s outreach was busy, but I’m only going to highlight 2 of those chats.  

The first was with a guy with a Christian background who seemed to already have come to the understanding that it wasn’t his bible reading and prayer that saved him, but Jesus alone.  He was just hungry to learn more, and so he was super happy to have found me on the street corner.  His friend was Catholic, and she heard the gospel.  She moved on, and I was able to encourage the guy in finding a church that would be able to feed him.  I invited him along to my church, as he lived close.

The second was with a guy who had just lost his friend in a car accident the previous Wednesday! :(  Times like these are pivotal in people's lives, and God gave me the opportunity to minister the gospel into his life!  He questioned everything I said, but in a good way.  He needed to challenge it - and I was happy for that, because maybe that will help him understand it.

Oh, one other cool chat.  A kid I had talked to a couple of Saturdays ago came back, this time with a friend.  He wanted his friend to hear the gospel!  It was a pivotal conversation, because although the friend was a church goer, he admitted he was trusting in his works for salvation before the chat, and was professing faith alone by the end of it.  Glory to God.

I’m out of time, Sunday’s outreach involved long conversations with streeties (homeless).  One girl in particular was very keen to chat.  She claimed to be Christian, but it was clear that her understanding of what that meant wasn’t right (close, but oh so far).  So, we sat down and I laboured the gospel with her.  There was a lot of distraction with all the other streeties around.  I was able to semi-engage a few of the other ones, but the girl kept coming back from more gospel.  I was slowly able to work through check questions with her.

To end the outreach, Susan and I headed down to the other end of the mall (bridge of remembrance), where I was able to have a great chat with 4 girls who go to a local church where I was able to clarify exactly what justifies us: Jesus' sacrifice alone!  All glory to him!
 


Sunnybank (QLD) Team

Wednesday 28 September 2022

Posted by Posted 28 September 2022, 5:33 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Sunnybank on Wednesday September 28th, 2022 from 1300 – 1600

It was a normal day for outreach with just Johnny and Hung as all others are not available during school term break caring for their kids. Sunny bank was with more people flow than Toowong yesterday. There were mixed responses from people we met but at the end of the day, both of us had many chances to share the Gospel to people of all nations. Both Johnny and Hung had more chances to catch up with people from Mainland China with better successful rate. Recap below is the Battle Log of Hung:

1) I first caught up with a young lady who is an ABC. Her parent is from Hunan Changsha長沙. She has been back to Changsha a couple of time. So, I could identify with her and earned her trust to listen to the gospel with good and positive result.

2) Then I approached a young man from Beijing 北京 to come for study having arrived in Brisbane for 2, 3 months. 剛開始來2、3月He claimed he is a member of the communist party yet he showed exceptional receptiveness to listen to the Gospel and took a tract. 黨員, 肯聴 & 拿單張

3) Seksayhj , a Cambodian who came to Australia at young age. He claimed he has a few Christian friends and even followed them to go to church a couple of times yet still just pursuing. I went through the full gospel with him and he appeared quite receptive to the gospel message with better and clear understanding.

4) I sat beside an Old Aussie who was not interested but I still shared the full gospel to him.

5) Then I approached three Africans but they claimed they cannot speak English.

6) Then I approached an Indonesian girl who simply avoided me by walking away to a far distance.

7) Then I shared with a lady from Mainland China who was willing to listen and took a tract afterwards. 中國女子.願意聽拿單張

8 ) Next I caught up with a Graffith student young man by the name of Jiang 姜from Nantung, Suzhou,南通蘇州半. He has come for half a year still adapting to the life in Australia. He was very talkative and willing to listen to the gospel.

9) Two young ladies from Beijing北京,and Shenzhen 深圳 respectively. They are students of UQ. Both were willing to listen to the gospel and we kept on chatting for a long while about the status of Christianity in China. 願聽,多聊

10) A approached a local Aussie lady who was friendly. Yet the bus came too quickly so she could only get a tract from me.

11) Finally, I caught up with a young lady from Shanghai who quickly identified herself as Christian. She once attended SIC. I tested on her assurance of salvation but found that she does not have full 100% assurance of salvation. She thanked for my clarification.


Toowong (QLD) Team

Tuesday 27 September 2022

Posted by Posted 27 September 2022, 9:30 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Toowong on Tuesday Sep 27th, 2022 from 1330 – 1500

It was a comparatively quiet day at least for Hung. There were not enough people flow coming to the bus stop and stayed long enough for a meaningful a fruitful chat. I anyway gave up more chances to Johnny and Winnie first whenever people arrived. So, they basically still had quite some divine opportunities for an effective sharing. Recap below is however my meagre chances that mostly could not end up with a complete gospel sharing occasion.

1) My first approach to an Indian girl was rejected. I however asked Winnie to have another go in case she did not want to chat with a man, but still Winnie faced same rejection.

2) Then I caught with a Christian from Hong Kong who has just come for 2 months. Even though he quickly identified himself as Christian, but I still could not beat the bus arrival as such could not carry out the test for assurance of salvation. 香港基督徒來2月

3) Then my third target I approached was on the phone while I was about to start conversation with him. So, the chat was cut but he still was willing to take a tract.

4) Then I caught up with another Chinese student who claimed that he has got a tract from his UQ friend. Yet he cannot explain to me what message he has got from the tract. When I was about to supplement, the bus arrival again cut the conversation off right away. 中國人拿過單張,不能解釋,剛開話題

5) Then another lady from Quanzhou China who looks friendly initially but asked me to wait for her to answer all the emails. I waited for 3 to 4 minutes and tried to start the sharing but then she started to play trick to distract me from sharing the gospel. I tried my best but she finally laughed it off and left without a tract. 中囯廣東,自義,嘲笑,照講,不以為然。

6) Then a Croatia middle age woman asking for direction to take the right number of bus to UQ to meet her partner who works there. I gave her the needed advice but still not earning the chance to share, she bluntly rejected any more conversation on the gospel, so I kept chatting in casual way trying to find another chance to chip in the gospel message. It was failed finally up till the arrival of the bus.

7) Finally, I approached a Filipino lady who was busy in using the smart phone on some errand. Thanked God at least she took a tract to read afterwards,


Christchurch (NZ) Team

Saturday 24 September 2022

Posted by Posted 25 September 2022, 10:52 AM by Glen Richards. Permalink

Three street outreaches this week: Tuesday (Riccarton), Friday (City) and Saturday (Riccarton).  I ended up not using the flip chart on the first 2 outreaches, and so I decided to make it a no flip chart week!  Nice spring weather, it was just me in Riccarton both days (more fish for me!).  And Andy and I had a marvellous time together on Friday - climate change protests always lead to wonderful gospel conversations! :D

But on Tuesday, I rocked up to my usual spot, bowed my head in prayer, and then looked up wondering what the outreach would be like.  It was one of the busiest outreaches I’ve ever had!  Glory to God.

I walked down Riccarton Road and a small group was approaching me, so I offered tracts which were completely by them all, except one.  He stopped and turned to accept it.  I quickly took the opportunity to engage him in conversation, and to my amazement he stopped and fully engaged in spite of the fact that his friends kept walking.  I was able to share the law, the gospel, and a couple of checks before he started to think about his friends again and had to go.  I was really encouraged.

As he walked off, another guy was passing.  He looked vaguely familiar.  He accepted a tract and kept walking.  I followed at a distance and watched his friend approach him and start discussing the tract I had given.  So I caught up with them and the three of us ended up having a long chat on the street corner.  The first guy knew all the answers, and was really supportive - one of the team must have talked to him before.  And so my focus was on his friend.  The first guy is going to a Roman Catholic church, but doesn't have a bible.  So I gave him a contact card for my church and them both a New Testament.  Another great chat.

I crossed the road to buy some mints and then came out and approached a couple waiting for a bus.  Another great chat that started with one of them saying, “I hate Christianity, it ruined my life”!  The conversation was amicable, and progress was being made, but their bus arrived before I could share the gospel.  They left with tracts.

I instantly turned and engaged another couple.  He was a Satanist, and she (or was it a he?) wasn’t, and yet they heard the law and the gospel before their bus came.

That’s how the outreach went, from one conversation, straight into another, with a little bit of walking down Riccarton Road in between.

Next up was a chat with 3 guys (early 20’s).  2 Believed in God, 1 didn’t.  Initially they had little engagement in the chat, and yet the 2 believers quickly became really engaged when the flaws in their existing philosophies were exposed.  Sadly they were resistant.  Yet, they all heard the law and the Gospel.

A chat with a young guy who turned out to have a Jehovah Witness background.

And finally a chat with a young man called Sam who went from thinking his being good would get him to heaven to understanding the gospel.  I left him with a bible too.

By this stage there was only 10 minutes left in the outreach!  I was excited by, and praising God for, all the wonderful opportunities. But I was feeling tired, so I used that last 10 minutes to pump out some tracts.

Thank you to all those that are praying for this ministry.  Our efforts are weak, and yet the simple gospel message, backed by the prayers of the saints, is the power of God for salvation!

Nice and sunny on Friday, and yet a cool wind.  There was an event happening down at the bridge of remembrance, and so Andy I spent our time in ministry down at the Colombo / Cashel Corner.

I was excited to hear a protest coming.  And I wasn’t surprised to see it was about climate change.

I started the outreach by pumping tracts out to the noisy protesters filing past.  Many were curious and took them, which was great.

For the rest of the afternoon, small pockets of people who had been involved in the protest would pass through where we were and we had a busy time sharing the gospel!

It’s so easy to switch a conversation about climate change into a discussion of deeper things.  Because we have the same goal: ultimately saving lives.  And yet, as worthy as wise stewardship of our environment is, we are all still going to die anyway.  Is there a life B?  Yes!

My first chat was with a group of 7 guys from a local high school.  I was fascinated to see that only 1 of them was really passionate about the issue of the climate - the others just seemed to be there for the experience.  The one guy became very engaged in the conversation, where the others not so much, in fact, one of them peeled off and started walking away, and sadly the others joined him.  But they all took tracts, and that one guy seemed challenged.

But soon after, I had a young couple from the same high school come past.  They became very engaged in the conversation and seemed humbled by the law and captured by the gospel - which they grasped quickly.  They both took New Testaments.

Andy was busy in conversations too.  And we even had opportunities to get into conversations together.  But once the conversation was rolling, I stepped back and let Andy continue.  I might as well see if I can catch a different fish!  After all, you can catch more fish with 2 nets in the water than just 1!  Hey, do you live in Christchurch?  Why don’t you join us?  Get in touch  :)  Come be a Manerman with us!

My final chat of the day was long, and hard.  It was with a guy, who heard the law and the gospel, and yet ultimately rejected it because of Idolatry.  How exactly?  He hated God for decreeing a world of suffering and evil.  By the end of the chat he openly said he would rather go to hell than have anything to do with a God like that.  I wasn’t phased, but just kept him faithful to logic and scripture as he kept trying to twist it to say something it’s not (if you go too far one side, you are in major error, and too far the other side: major error; and the balance point is very fine).  I realise that this is an issue of emotion more than logic, and I kept that in mind through the conversation.  But my attempts to convince him, of course, failed.  I’m trusting that, although there was no outward indication, his worldview was deeply challenged by logic and scripture.  The law convicts of sin, and the gospel is the power of salvation, for all those that believe!

The outreach went overtime, but it was well worth it.  It was good to be able to have a good catch up with Andy over hot chocolate afterwards.

Saturday’s outreach wasn’t as busy as Tuesday, but was still off the charts good all the same.

I’ll just highlight one conversation, as this report is way too long!  I was handing out tracts to people hopping off a bus.  A young couple went past and politely refused.  So I crossed the road and headed back down Riccarton Road.  A few minutes later, a large ‘school’ of people went past, low and behold, that some young couple was among them.  They again refused the tract, but the fact that we crossed paths again so soon caused a conversation to start.  And what a great chat!  He had a Christian background and was currently rejecting Christ, and she was encouragingly humble throughout the whole chat.  He hit me with all the hard questions, which I did my best to answer and proceeded to share the law and the gospel with both of them.  I was really encouraged by this chat :)  They moved on, but about 15 minutes later we crossed paths again!  She said, “wow, God is really on my case”.  He is.  He is seeking and saving the lost.  And we have the privilege to be involved in what God is doing, for his glory!

Pray for labourers for the harvest, and consider being the answer to your own prayer!  Need training?  We have some coming up.


Sunnybank (QLD) Team

Wednesday 21 September 2022

Posted by Posted 21 September 2022, 9:23 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Sunnybank on Wednesday September 21st, 2022 from 1300 – 1600

It was a gloomy afternoon, but not bad for street outreach. Since it is the beginning of school holiday as such both Gary and Amy were not able to join us with their kids to be cared for. As usual, Johnny and Hung teamed up to serve as a team. And the team work amongst us was very prominently used by God that we support and complement for each other’s. For instance, a young boy rejected the approach of Johnny, but the Spirit still moved me to have another go. Surprisingly, he was happy to have a good chat with me. Later on, there were other instances that God used both of us to deal with a group of people with better result. Recap below is the battle log of Hung.

1) A boy from Harbin, China 哈爾濱 bluntly rejected the approach of Johnny, but surprisingly accepted my 2nd for a chat. Actually, he earnestly told me he has read the tract that his Mum got from us. I tested if he really read the tract and he was able to tell a few examples how a good person may have committed some nitty gritty approach offence at young age. But he could not elaborate further the whole meaning and purpose of the tract so it gave me an opportunity to go over the full gospel with him which he found very interesting and sensible. I gave him an English tract and hopefully, God will use it to open further his heart for the making the last step of redemptive faith.

2) Then I was moved to approach a Malaysian馬 lady by the name of Lai. 黎She recognized my accent and volunteer to speak in Cantonese with me as such I immediately recognized also she is from KL. She also wasted no time to declare she is a Christian and passed my diagnostic test for assurance of salvation 清楚. We were thankful for this divine encounter and happily took a selfie.

3) Then I approached William from Quanzhou of Mainland China.中國人廣東 He was quite opened to chat and willingly took a tract when the bus came a bit too quick.

4) Next I was moved to catch up with another young man Wu from Wuxi , Jiang So. I was thrill to share about our early year tourist experience to Wuxi when China was not yet opened for tourism. 無錫聊天單張. My visit to his home town served an ice breaker to get us close for further chat on the gospel. Yet it was a pity the bus arrived so he took a tract to read. Pray that God will still use this as a seed sowing tool to prepare him for next divine encounter.

5) A group of youngsters with Aborigine blood messed around at the bus stop while I was still chatting with Wu, but Johnny daringly approached them to share the gospel and handed out tracts. They however were youngster too used to remain in an unsettled condition, moving around and talking nonsense to each other. I thus immediately joined hand with Johnny to take up a few of them that had already wander off from Johnny. I picked up a small boy with a thin statute, but he actually was a State trained boxer. I jokingly asked him if he is a MMA fighter as he kept plunging fist to the electrical lamp post. He corrected me that he is with the UBC league and have regular boxing tournament. I made use of this line to share with him that even you earn your way to become a state elite sportsman, but you cannot earn your way to heaven. Of course, my sharing cannot last long and he was readily disturbed to start another conversation with one of his peers. Anyhow, many of them had got the tracts and heard about the nutshell of the gospel and all we can do is to ask God for His follow up.

6) Then I approached two girls from Hong Kong as I overheard, they were speaking in Cantonese. Full Gospel was shared but no time for interaction so just also left them with tracts to read. 港女x2, 拿單張

7) Then I was approached by two Mormon preacher whom they called themself Elder Xia from California and Elder Phelan from Arizona. I wasted no time to challenge and ask them what they do they see of Jesus if he was just a good man as depicted by the name of Mormon as "Jesus Christ the Latter Day Saint" They fishily said Jesus is God, and not even a lesser God. Though they refused to use the term of Trinity, but upon my query, they agreed Jesus is not a lesser God but of equal power, glory and substance with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. At a point Johnny joined in to hold debate with them that they cannot answer. But on the other hands, they seemed to have been fully aligned with the evangelical teaching about Christ, at least giving me correct answers to my challenge and questions. Of course, We all are not naive enough to believe the Mormon have corrected themselves from any wrong teaching, at least if they really regard Jesus as an equal God, they should have given up their misleading name of the Mormon faith. The only think I was benefited from this conversation is their zeal to preach what they believe. It reminds me we have a very diligent opponent working harder than most of the nominal Christians to witness for Christ.

8 ) Lastly , I caught up with an old man Mr Lee李伯. Initially he declined to chat but later on expose he is a Catholic. 天主教 I got hold of this to share what are the major difference between the Catholic and evangelical Christian faith. He looked very humble and receptive not arguing any points I clarified with him.

 


Sunnybank (QLD) Team

Wednesday 21 September 2022

Posted by Posted 21 September 2022, 9:23 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Sunnybank on Wednesday September 21st, 2022 from 1300 – 1600

It was a gloomy afternoon, but not bad for street outreach. Since it is the beginning of school holiday as such both Gary and Amy were not able to join us with their kids to be cared for. As usual, Johnny and Hung teamed up to serve as a team. And the team work amongst us was very prominently used by God that we support and complement for each other’s. For instance, a young boy rejected the approach of Johnny, but the Spirit still moved me to have another go. Surprisingly, he was happy to have a good chat with me. Later on, there were other instances that God used both of us to deal with a group of people with better result. Recap below is the battle log of Hung.

1) A boy from Harbin, China 哈爾濱 bluntly rejected the approach of Johnny, but surprisingly accepted my 2nd for a chat. Actually, he earnestly told me he has read the tract that his Mum got from us. I tested if he really read the tract and he was able to tell a few examples how a good person may have committed some nitty gritty approach offence at young age. But he could not elaborate further the whole meaning and purpose of the tract so it gave me an opportunity to go over the full gospel with him which he found very interesting and sensible. I gave him an English tract and hopefully, God will use it to open further his heart for the making the last step of redemptive faith.

2) Then I was moved to approach a Malaysian馬 lady by the name of Lai. 黎She recognized my accent and volunteer to speak in Cantonese with me as such I immediately recognized also she is from KL. She also wasted no time to declare she is a Christian and passed my diagnostic test for assurance of salvation 清楚. We were thankful for this divine encounter and happily took a selfie.

3) Then I approached William from Quanzhou of Mainland China.中國人廣東 He was quite opened to chat and willingly took a tract when the bus came a bit too quick.

4) Next I was moved to catch up with another young man Wu from Wuxi , Jiang So. I was thrill to share about our early year tourist experience to Wuxi when China was not yet opened for tourism. 無錫聊天單張. My visit to his home town served an ice breaker to get us close for further chat on the gospel. Yet it was a pity the bus arrived so he took a tract to read. Pray that God will still use this as a seed sowing tool to prepare him for next divine encounter.

5) A group of youngsters with Aborigine blood messed around at the bus stop while I was still chatting with Wu, but Johnny daringly approached them to share the gospel and handed out tracts. They however were youngster too used to remain in an unsettled condition, moving around and talking nonsense to each other. I thus immediately joined hand with Johnny to take up a few of them that had already wander off from Johnny. I picked up a small boy with a thin statute, but he actually was a State trained boxer. I jokingly asked him if he is a MMA fighter as he kept plunging fist to the electrical lamp post. He corrected me that he is with the UBC league and have regular boxing tournament. I made use of this line to share with him that even you earn your way to become a state elite sportsman, but you cannot earn your way to heaven. Of course, my sharing cannot last long and he was readily disturbed to start another conversation with one of his peers. Anyhow, many of them had got the tracts and heard about the nutshell of the gospel and all we can do is to ask God for His follow up.

6) Then I approached two girls from Hong Kong as I overheard, they were speaking in Cantonese. Full Gospel was shared but no time for interaction so just also left them with tracts to read. 港女x2, 拿單張

7) Then I was approached by two Mormon preacher whom they called themself Elder Xia from California and Elder Phelan from Arizona. I wasted no time to challenge and ask them what they do they see of Jesus if he was just a good man as depicted by the name of Mormon as "Jesus Christ the Latter Day Saint" They fishily said Jesus is God, and not even a lesser God. Though they refused to use the term of Trinity, but upon my query, they agreed Jesus is not a lesser God but of equal power, glory and substance with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. At a point Johnny joined in to hold debate with them that they cannot answer. But on the other hands, they seemed to have been fully aligned with the evangelical teaching about Christ, at least giving me correct answers to my challenge and questions. Of course, We all are not naive enough to believe the Mormon have corrected themselves from any wrong teaching, at least if they really regard Jesus as an equal God, they should have given up their misleading name of the Mormon faith. The only think I was benefited from this conversation is their zeal to preach what they believe. It reminds me we have a very diligent opponent working harder than most of the nominal Christians to witness for Christ.

8 ) Lastly , I caught up with an old man Mr Lee李伯. Initially he declined to chat but later on expose he is a Catholic. 天主教 I got hold of this to share what are the major difference between the Catholic and evangelical Christian faith. He looked very humble and receptive not arguing any points I clarified with him.

 


Sunnybank (QLD) Team

Wednesday 21 September 2022

Posted by Posted 21 September 2022, 9:23 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Sunnybank on Wednesday September 21st, 2022 from 1300 – 1600

It was a gloomy afternoon, but not bad for street outreach. Since it is the beginning of school holiday as such both Gary and Amy were not able to join us with their kids to be cared for. As usual, Johnny and Hung teamed up to serve as a team. And the team work amongst us was very prominently used by God that we support and complement for each other’s. For instance, a young boy rejected the approach of Johnny, but the Spirit still moved me to have another go. Surprisingly, he was happy to have a good chat with me. Later on, there were other instances that God used both of us to deal with a group of people with better result. Recap below is the battle log of Hung.

1) A boy from Harbin, China 哈爾濱 bluntly rejected the approach of Johnny, but surprisingly accepted my 2nd for a chat. Actually, he earnestly told me he has read the tract that his Mum got from us. I tested if he really read the tract and he was able to tell a few examples how a good person may have committed some nitty gritty approach offence at young age. But he could not elaborate further the whole meaning and purpose of the tract so it gave me an opportunity to go over the full gospel with him which he found very interesting and sensible. I gave him an English tract and hopefully, God will use it to open further his heart for the making the last step of redemptive faith.

2) Then I was moved to approach a Malaysian馬 lady by the name of Lai. 黎She recognized my accent and volunteer to speak in Cantonese with me as such I immediately recognized also she is from KL. She also wasted no time to declare she is a Christian and passed my diagnostic test for assurance of salvation 清楚. We were thankful for this divine encounter and happily took a selfie.

3) Then I approached William from Quanzhou of Mainland China.中國人廣東 He was quite opened to chat and willingly took a tract when the bus came a bit too quick.

4) Next I was moved to catch up with another young man Wu from Wuxi , Jiang So. I was thrill to share about our early year tourist experience to Wuxi when China was not yet opened for tourism. 無錫聊天單張. My visit to his home town served an ice breaker to get us close for further chat on the gospel. Yet it was a pity the bus arrived so he took a tract to read. Pray that God will still use this as a seed sowing tool to prepare him for next divine encounter.

5) A group of youngsters with Aborigine blood messed around at the bus stop while I was still chatting with Wu, but Johnny daringly approached them to share the gospel and handed out tracts. They however were youngster too used to remain in an unsettled condition, moving around and talking nonsense to each other. I thus immediately joined hand with Johnny to take up a few of them that had already wander off from Johnny. I picked up a small boy with a thin statute, but he actually was a State trained boxer. I jokingly asked him if he is a MMA fighter as he kept plunging fist to the electrical lamp post. He corrected me that he is with the UBC league and have regular boxing tournament. I made use of this line to share with him that even you earn your way to become a state elite sportsman, but you cannot earn your way to heaven. Of course, my sharing cannot last long and he was readily disturbed to start another conversation with one of his peers. Anyhow, many of them had got the tracts and heard about the nutshell of the gospel and all we can do is to ask God for His follow up.

6) Then I approached two girls from Hong Kong as I overheard, they were speaking in Cantonese. Full Gospel was shared but no time for interaction so just also left them with tracts to read. 港女x2, 拿單張

7) Then I was approached by two Mormon preacher whom they called themself Elder Xia from California and Elder Phelan from Arizona. I wasted no time to challenge and ask them what they do they see of Jesus if he was just a good man as depicted by the name of Mormon as "Jesus Christ the Latter Day Saint" They fishily said Jesus is God, and not even a lesser God. Though they refused to use the term of Trinity, but upon my query, they agreed Jesus is not a lesser God but of equal power, glory and substance with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. At a point Johnny joined in to hold debate with them that they cannot answer. But on the other hands, they seemed to have been fully aligned with the evangelical teaching about Christ, at least giving me correct answers to my challenge and questions. Of course, We all are not naive enough to believe the Mormon have corrected themselves from any wrong teaching, at least if they really regard Jesus as an equal God, they should have given up their misleading name of the Mormon faith. The only think I was benefited from this conversation is their zeal to preach what they believe. It reminds me we have a very diligent opponent working harder than most of the nominal Christians to witness for Christ.

8 ) Lastly , I caught up with an old man Mr Lee李伯. Initially he declined to chat but later on expose he is a Catholic. 天主教 I got hold of this to share what are the major difference between the Catholic and evangelical Christian faith. He looked very humble and receptive not arguing any points I clarified with him.

 


Toowong (QLD) Team

Tuesday 20 September 2022

Posted by Posted 20 September 2022, 6:04 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

 

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Toowong on Tuesday Sep 20th, 2022 from 1330 – 1500

Even though we come every Tuesday to this same bus stop around the same time to do gospel outreach, we still face new challenges every time. For instance, we started facing a long queue when we arrived around 1335 a month ago when the Uni resume semester running. The queue was long and the waiting time was used to be long, we could at least pick up one or two even three to chat before the bus came. But today, the Bus came quicker and together, so the long queue had quickly been cleared with all people boarding the two buses in swift orderly manner, we simply can't get any conversation started or just in time for a brief highlight and handing out a tract. After the long queue was digested, we started to be able to catch up with people in between other bus arriving schedule. Basically, the average time allowed to share was just 3 to 5 minutes time. Despite of all these constraints, we still managed to have some interesting and fruitful conversations as recap below for Hung:

1) First it was Sha a Muslim young man from Singapore. He is opened and show no resistance to listen to the gospel and even gave a thumb up to it at the end.

2) The I turned left to chat with Shen from 江蘇 Nanjing. She was also extraordinary opened for religious chat despite she is not yet a believer.

3) Joker a Spanish born in Germany but was brought up in Madras. I greeted him with a few of my limited Spanish gaining his acceptance for further chat. He claimed to be a Christian but has become skeptical when he learns more about sciences. The Spirit moved me to use the 6 days creation account to demonstrate that it was all possible and logical for God to change the lifeless and dark status of the earth to what it looks like today. He was convinced again that the Bible is telling true story from God's perspective to train and save His elected people.

4) Then I turned to a girl from Arizona, USA by the name of Chole. She quickly identified herself as a Catholic Christian when the bus came. I was moved by the Spirit to still ask for her assurance of salvation which she gave me a correct and quick answer of 100.%. It was rare for Catholic Christian to have such clear understanding of the gospel and salvation.

5) Rejected by a Chinese man trying to pretend he does not understand Chinese.

6) Sam a local Aussie claimed he had heard before and grabbed a tract. But he was interested to know more.

7) Lina, a modernized Singaporean girl was hesitant initially, but ok the Spirit calm her down to take a relax mode to listen to the gospel for the first time. She showed good receptiveness to the message.

8 ) Shaun a Malaysia Chinese who could speak 7 languages and was happy to chat with me in Mandarin or even in Cantonese. He is not yet a Christian but again he appeared open to listen to the gospel and showed good comprehension about the salvation message is repent to receive Christ as Saviour.


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