Battle Log


Sunnybank

Sunnybank Team (QLD)

Meets 1-3pm Wednesday afternoons at the Sunnybank bus stop on Mains Road.

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Wednesday 5 January 2022

Posted by Posted 5 January 2022, 5:31 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 Battle Log for Sunnybank on Wednesday January 5th, 2022 from 1300 - 1500

Today I teamed up with Gary who volunteered to resume our regular Street Ministry at Sunnybank. Actually, he started readily yesterday to put up signs to attract people’s attention around his home as there were congestion everywhere because of long queue for Covid-19 testing amidst the outbreak of Omicron in Qld.

Today, there was apparent less human flow at the Sunny Plaza side bus stop that used to be full of people. But it was good enough for me and Gary to handle one after the others with intermittent rejection cases. Recap below is Battle Log of Hung. And thanks be to Gary taking many photo for me while I was sharing the gospel.

1. First, I approached a Thai lady who claimed to have received our tract, but when I asked if she had read it at home then she said she did not as she is a pious Buddhist thus not felt right to read tract of other religion. I quickly endorsed that Buddhism and many other religions are good but only good at teaching people to be a good man. None of them address the issue of sin like Christianity. Sin must be punished and Jesus is the only hope for sinners including all the Good Persons, to have taken over the punishment of our sin as such we are deemed clean and right for reconnecting with God to let Him start the life. transformation work in us through the work of the Holy Spirit. Her bus arrived and she had to go but showed great appreciation for my clarification and explanation of the issue of salvation.

2. Then I approached a Muslim lady with a cross breed son who was a bit sceptical in the beginning but turned friendly to hear the gospel. Yet I did not have enough time to share but just left her with the conclusion that no one can go to heaven unless you are perfect.

3. Oliver is an ABC with parents from China. He listened patiently for my gospel but disclose he is readily a Christian. When I tested for his assurance of salvation and it was astonishingly 100% despite, he does not attend church. So, the good biblical teaching must be from his parents yet they also have stop attending church. So, it was a mystery about the real spiritual status of this Christian family.

4. Another Chinese look young man initially rejected both Gary and me. But, after a short while I tried to have casual chat with him for ice breaking, then our flood gate of conversation was opened to allow me to share my testimony first then the gospel how I was saved by grace through faith in Jesus. He actually is a Vietnamese having lived in Australia for 8 years and is now an Aussie citizen. His attitude changed from indifferent to deeply drawn to the life changing God. This obviously was the work of God.

5. Then I caught up with possibly another Vietnamese lady but the bud just arrived when I was about the start out gospel conversation. She anyway happily took a tract and promised to read at home. I pray that she will not put it aside with the same thought that she is a Buddhism girl as such Christianity is not right for her.

6. Cooper an elderly Samoan lady who quickly declared she is a Christian. I then checked her assurance of salvation which was not quite correct claiming she will go to heaven by complying with the ten commandment. So her faith was built on work rather than grace through faith in Christ. After clarification, she was glad to find out and understand that her basis of salvation is completely dependent on Jesus.

7. Liz a young UQ student from Ching Xin, China重慶 who was rejective initially,最初拒絕,but later after ice breaking chat that I identified with her home town that I once went there for earthquake relief in 2018, she turned very friendly right away and let me share my life testimony as well as the gospel which finally she admits she need to explore and ponder on the implication to her life.

8. Li 李,another young UQ student from Shanghai China.上海姑娘. Again, I identified with her birth place that I once was the pioneer visitor from Hong Kong almost 50 years ago. She was drawn into my life with the presence and guidance of God. So She left as another happy girl readily with the seed of Gospel sowed in her heart.

9. Then I turned around to speak with another girl from main land China. I was not aware of her boyfriend initially while I had very good and interactive conversation with her. Thanks God that only after I finished sharing that her boyfriend reacted irrationally, grasped the tract I gave to the girl from her hand and rudely thrown them into the garbage bin 。The girl was embarrassed for what her boy friend had done but remain polite to le t me wrap up our conversation with a blessing for her the humble and willing listener.

10. Finally, a Chines man who had just taken an English tract from Gary but was OK to chat with me about the tract. Yet the bus came to cut off this conversation, so just pray the tract will do the job

 


Wednesday 15 December 2021

Posted by Posted 15 December 2021, 6:53 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 Battle Log for Sunnybank on Wednesday Dec 15, 2021 from 1300 to 1500

The Weather turned cooler today and we had Gary, Johnny and Hung teaming up for the regular street outreach. Andrew also came to day to hand out tract and we had good fellowship in Christ to support each other’s ministry. My gospel targets were predominantly Chinese/ Asia with only one African girl and a local Aussie, otherwise the rest were mainly Chinese with one Thai girl and two Vietnamese. I continue to use the Christmas theme of Jesu birth to become a perfect man to die for us in order to bring us real eternal inner peace with God and in Christ. This can best be represented by the oldest English carol – God rest ye merry, Gentleman or ladies. The word “merry” is an old English word meaning not just as happy but a kind of power from Christ that can bring us peace and real joy living a free life without any more fear.

Meantime, God also led Hung to have special encounter with a Kairos graduate with her boyfriend Richard Liu before the outreach and then meeting with Allan Li after the outreach . May God’s plan and Will be done.

Recap below was the Battle Log of Hung.

1. A Mask woman agreed with my sharing about the need to be free of fear.

2. A modern lady was too proud to even listen

3. A Vietnamese woman claimed to have difficult to communicate in either Chinese or English, but ended up still taking all the Tracts I offered and seemed to understand the core of the gospel message I shared in English.

4. Sia from Sierra Leone is a Christian with clear understanding of the gospel message and full assurance of salvation despite she is attending a Catholic Church. She chatted with Johnny previously, so she only greeted Johnny without any conversation. But I was moved to have a long chat with her to check on her status of faith which to my delight is good and accurate.

5. I had a brief chat with Vietnamese man as his bus came quite quick

6. Another Chinese lady with mask felt ok to have a long chat with me and seemingly receptive to the gospel and in same consensus that living without free is the reason we have peace, joy and hope which is represented by the word Merry in the olden form of English.

7. A Thai girl Fiona looks like a local Aussie who listened to my gospel message very attentively and appeared very receptive. So I was a bit surprised to find out she is a Thai girl form a Buddhism country.

8. Wayne is a very lowly living guys with a shirt having torn and broken by great area but fixed with many safety pins. His situation seemed even worse than many homeless people and he obvious is with mental health issues that normal people will avoid contacting him. I met him two weeks ago and he recognised me and remembered me assuring he is a good person but still needs God to make him clean and sinless. I took a full body photo to let you see he is a happy guy with Christ despite wearing the worse broken dress.

9. Chen a young man who was a very humble listener and took in the gospel message very well

10. Wayne the last young man I met was also very attentive and receptive to the gospel.


Wednesday 8 December 2021

Posted by Posted 10 December 2021, 1:52 AM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 Battle Log for Sunnybank on Dec 8, 2021 from 1300-1500

I was not able to join the Street Outreach to day as I had a day surgery at Sunnybank Private Hospital. Johnny originally had arranged Winne to come to partner with him. Yet he suddenly was not able to come for some personal matter. However, Winnie was already half way to Brisbane. So Winnie for the first time did outreach by herself while her husband went to do shopping. She encountered many rejections, but God was graceful enough to let her had 5 gospel conversations.

As for me, I compensated my inability to do the normal Wednesday Sunnybank outreach by sharing gospel to my hospital room mate Mr He was of same age with me and had business connection in Hong Kong. He is from Heng Zhou 杭州and been joining his daughter for 4 years. His English is still not good enough to communicate. So, an interpreter was arranged for his day surgery, but after he was released to the patient room, he was on his own. Since we shared the room I could heard him struggle in communicating with the nurse behind the separating curtain, so I volunteered to be his interpreter. With this relationship building block, the next day, means to day, God used me to have a long chat to share first my testimony then the gospel. He exclaimed to praise with admiration that God is a real living God that saved me from the choke of pride of today but be humbled to be His servant. His whole family was not yet Christian, only his daughter has Christian friends to invite them to church. So, I encouraged him to think seriously the message I shared and read the good person tract home to become the spiritual leader of his family leading them to follow his track to receive Christ.

So God is good creating all sort of Kairos moment for us to share the gospel in the most natural way. In Hindsight, it was not bad to be detain to stay in the hospital overnight with very good catering meal and the caring service of the nurses.

昨天答應 Johnny,今天 上Sunnybank 傳福音,代替昨天。後來接到他的通知,有事不能來。我們已经在途中,Vincent 説,上去買唐人雜货都可以。到達Sunnybank 後,我也在巴士站試試可否傳到福音。很多人不接受單張及聽福音。感謝 神與我同工及帶領,都可以講解福音给五人,兩點鐘收工。

感謝讚美主!

昨天答應 Johnny,今天 上Sunnybank 傳福音,代替昨天。後來接到他的通知,有事不能來。我們已经在途中,Vincent 説,上去買唐人雜货都可以。到達Sunnybank 後,我也在巴士站試試可否傳到福音。很多人不接受單張及聽福音。感謝 神與我同工及帶領,都可以講解福音给五人,兩點鐘收工。

感謝讚美主!


Wednesday 1 December 2021

Posted by Posted 1 December 2021, 8:41 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 Battle Log of Sunnybank Outreach on Wednesday Dec 1, 2021 from 1300 to 1500

It was still a rainy and gloomy day, but the gospel warriors from different ministry groups assembled again there at Sunnybank to serve God together shining for Jesus with joy and gratefulness. In Christ, we are still one spiritual force under the banner of Christ and in the strength of the Holy Spirit. Basically, Johnny, Gary and Hung kept staying around at the bus stop. It was the grace of God to have restrained the rain as such none of us were bothered by the incessant but only drifting rain.

Today, I could see again good team work orchestrated by God through the Spirit. A couples of gospel targets having rejected one of my team mates but the Spirit still urged me to get connected and had a good chat with positive effect. First was Trevor and Aborigine originally from Stradbroke Island, and then Miss Hung from China. God also connect a number of Cantonese speaking people especially a couple from Hong Kong that I can use the unique Hong Kong situation to find analogy for sharing the Gospel that was more appealing to them. Recap below were the Battle Log of Hung:

1. Trevor was approached by Gary. They only had a brief chat. But the Spirit inspired me he should be an Aborigine people that I had burden to minister through my past AMOS experience, and he might have knowledge about Charmaine I met last week. So, I approached him and it was bingo to find out that they are really remotely related but Trevor Knew Charmaine’s family well. Then I was able to cut into the Aboriginal’s culture treating all things with spirits to start the chat box about the genuine Spirit of God, and thence the Gospel. In brief, Trevor turned very responsive and receptive as obviously he could see there is an invisible hand behind to get us connected.

2. Then I caught up with a man by the name Chang 張from Taiwan. He stood a short distance away from the Bus stop in the rain with an umbrella, possibly intending to avoid us. But the Spirit still at work to connect us for a reasonably good chat sharing the full Gospel and getting his promise to seriously consider to accept Christ.

3. After then, I just saw Miss Hung(洪) with a big metallic cross pendulum neck lace yet she bluntly rejected Johnny. The Spirit made me curious about the weird scene that someone with a cross rejected to talk about the cross. I laughingly challenge that lady and miraculously she did feel offended and even empower me to share her the full gospel. The Spirit also enlightened me to use a new analogy of the germless requirement of an operation theatre for demonstrating what is meant by perfection as a condition to go to heaven. No germ can be allowed into the operation theatre or else it will lead to infection and death of the patience. Likewise, God cannot allow sin creeping into heaven as it will eventually infected and corrupted everyone. This illustration of the gospel seemingly appealed to and convinced thus possibly atheist lady and she willingly took a tract to ponder the message again back home.

4. Shara is a fair dinkum Christian lady from India with 100% assurance of salvation. Though she appeared a bit not so welcoming for a chat as if she knows everything and did not need a stranger to teach him about gospel and salvation. She now attends Hillsong which made me wonder if her sound doctrinal teaching is really from there or her previous mother church.

5. Stubby was again an India and she was all open to hear my sharing though not paying full attention. Seed anyhow had been sowed and pray that it will settle down in good soil that will bear fruit in His time.

6. Then I was Rejected by a China man who was indulged in playing game. God knows when he would wake up from all these secular indulgences.

7. Then I approached a Chinese couple with the man appeared very talkative and even a bit argumentative. Because we communicated in Cantonese so it made our chat more causal with less tension. Gospel message was shared with a bit of apologetic exchanges with the man to let him know the gospel is truth that cannot be distorted and downplayed by human ignorant and uninformed view.

8. Wayne is a very lowly living guys with a shirt having torn and broken by great area but fixed with many safety pins. His situation seemed even worse than many homeless people and he obvious is with mental health issues that normal people will avoid contacting him. I did have initial hesitant to avoid him but the Spirit still moved me to approached him and I was surprised to find out that he is actually very approachable as if an innocent kid who can find joy and happiness easily in small thing in his life. He was overjoying to make a screaming laugh when I said he definitely is a good man wanted by God and again I use the germless requirement of Operation theatre to make him understand God want him to be clean and sinless. He joyfully accepted God’s the invitation to accept Jesus as his Saviour. Hallelujah and amen.

9. Finally, I caught up with two HongKongers by the sure names of Yuen and Lam. We had a long chat starting with sharing about the Hong Kong situation that had raised common concern amongst all Hong Kongers. God moved me to share my life testimony how to be humbled by God from a once successful IT professional to a sidelined nobody and how my anger against God not protecting the democratic movement in China that was ended by a massacre turned out to be an avenue for me to be found by God in UK. As after all those tragedies, how I was led to Christ in Manchester, UK and became a pastor and more so a Gospel warrior. They both took in what I shared and promised to take it serious about their eternal destiny in the hands of God.


Wednesday 24 November 2021

Posted by Posted 24 November 2021, 6:21 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 Battle Log for Sunnybank on Wednesday Nov 24, 2021 from 1300 to 1500

Gary and Ben joined Johnny and Hung to make a team of four to serve at Sunnybank today. We split into two smaller team with Johnny and Ben going over to the East side and Gary stayed with Hung on the West side. There were many interesting conversations especially with two girls both called Charmaine especially the 2nd one who is an aborigine but urbanized living with us in city. Recap below anyway is the Battle Log of Hung.

1. Megan a mixed Japanese and Aussie cross breed girl who has not heard gospel before yet show genuine interest and willingness to listen to the full gospel and promise to make serious consideration to make her step of faith to accept Jesus as her saviour.

2. Two Chinese girls, one on the phone and the other one declared herself a Buddhism follower but I still managed to chat on with them the nutshell of the gospel though not with positive result.

3. Edward, is a Sherwood Methodist member who had chatted with Johnny before. Yet, he seemed to have no assurance of salvation as such I walked him through the relevant Bible for clarification and edification.

4. Tony a Pakistanis young man of Muslim background believes good deeds earn heaven. I Walked him through the Gospel message to get the right understanding then the bus came.

5. A Chinese guy by the name of Chan that Gary had contacted, was approached by me to see if he needed follow up explanation when he was still standing there. I was able to start a new round of conversation but then the friend who was to come to pick him up arrived to cut the conversation short.

6. Charmaine was a very responsive chatter but it was a pit there was not enough time to before the bus arrives so I could only touch base on the nutshell of the gospel.

7. Mark a good listener of catholic school background and he went to church but did not know if he is saved or not. It was good I had just enough time to brief him the nutshell of the gospel to bring assurance to him that by grace through faith, he will be 100% saved by the atoning sacrificial death of Jesus.

8. A lady by the name of Chang from China and with her brother who was too shy to engage into conversation. Chang raised many questions to show that she has a lot of misinformed understanding about Christianity. She was impressed and promised to rethink her choice to accept Jesus.

9. A man by the name of Chan from Guangdong listened attentively and patiently the full gospel before the bus arrived as show eagerness to consider.

10. Another Charmaine who was an Aborigine girl but identified with me after I share my AMOS experience. She was a bit argumentative initially claiming good and bad person all go to heaven as no person can judge and condemn others as bad guys. I agreed with her but get her to understand that God is the one to judge. Then I shared the full gospel showing her no one is perfect or righteous enough to earn the heavenly citizenship. We all will die in our sin unless a perfect person takes our place to receive the punishment of our sins. She finally consented the gospel message is right and is what she needs. We took a selfie as a memory of this divine encounter and gospel conversation.

11. An ABC English speaking avoid answering assurance of salvation despite attending local English church In south bank. Our conversation was interrupted by an incoming call.


Wednesday 17 November 2021

Posted by Posted 17 November 2021, 6:21 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 Battle Log for Sunnybank on Wednesday Nov 17, 2021 from 1300 to 1500

God’s grace is sufficient for those who serve Him faithfully. The weather turned much cooler with light breeze which was most ideal for street outreach. We started with just two of us, Johnny and Hung. But not long after Martin and Michael of OAC joined us. We shared a bit each other’s routine ministry during the week. It is always a great joy to serve together as a team even we are under different ministry groups. Finally, Martin and Michael moved over to the East side near Sunny Park. Basically, there were ample chances of conversation with non-believers and Christians likewise. The climax of today was a girl approached by Johnny expressed her desire to received Christ. Johnny asked me to give her the gospel of John as a gift and lead for her to pursue God and begin to do bible studying. As for me, God led two Congo people having the same name of Naomi to me, one is a non-believer and one is a fair dinkum Christian. God did have a mysterious plan to guide us to meet certain persons to accomplished his purpose for those persons. Recap below is my Battle Log for today: --

1. Naomi and Titus were sister and young brother from Congo. They were waiting for parents to pick them up. I anyway took the chance to share the full Gospel to them which they indicated full understanding, then their father came to end the conversation. But I trusted God’s plan and work on them is not yet finished.

2. Then God led me to approach another girl who is also from Congo and is called also Naomi. She must have seen me sharing gospel with other so she welcomed me with a big smile when I approached her. She did not let me know she is a Christian only after I finished sharing the gospel. Perhaps she wanted to learn how to share the gospel. I then switched to test for her assurance of salvation which was spot on 100%. It improved her full understanding of the three-fold deliverance of God ’salvation that we should not satisfy and stop at the point of justification receiving Christ to get our eternal life and heavenly citizenship. We should move on in His strength through the guidance of the Holy Spirit for sanctification by partnering with God to do His good work. She showed great appreciation for my clarification and edification.

3. Jack an ABC who appeared very attentive though not yet reaching the time for being moved to receive Christ.

4. Dr Chan mentioned about Christi’s Family Church when Johnny shared gospel with him. Praise and thanks God that he must have taken part in some of our half day tour for Gospel outreach and more Gospel movie in the afternoon after the morning tours. It was great to be able to catch up with Dr Chan which certainly is a sign of God’s special election to let us minister to him.

5. Amber and Carmen are two young girl from Hong Kong doing Master of Finance at Griffith. They have no religious background but were happy to chat with me as a Hong Kongers. I hope the tract and Gospel message will be served as seed springing into new life in Christ in His time.

6. Jo a middle-aged Aussie lady who claimed to believe in reincarnation but not God. I did not debate if reincarnation is real but focused on Jesus’ salvation. At the end, she still heard the full gospel and took a tract home.

7. Two girls are from Taiwan so I referred them To Johnny. They claimed to have some faith but not Christianity. From their life style and behaviour, we believed they purposely avoid Christianity that emphasizes on repentance from all known and unknow sin. We can only pray for them to realize sexual orientation is only one kind of sin that we human have committed. We all have committed various kinds of sin that we all need Jesus.

8. Then I approached an Singaporean man who listened to the nutshell of the Gospel as the bus came too quick.

9. Finally, I caught with another ABC and the bus again came too fast to cut our conversation short.


Wednesday 10 November 2021

Posted by Posted 10 November 2021, 6:32 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 Battle Log for Sunnybank on Wednesday, Nov 10th, 2021 from 1300 – 1500

We were over joy to have Ben joining us, Johnny, Gary and Hung today at Sunnybank. Ben uses to meet and serve with Johnny at the Inala Shopping Centre on every Thursday. We are grateful to God moving Ben to join us, hopefully on a regular basis from now on. Johnny chose to return to his old position on one of the corners of the pedestrian foot bridge on the Sunny Park side. I, Gary and Ben stayed on at the bus stop on the Sunnybank Plaza side. It was a good day of outreach with mixed results and surprise divine encounter. A young girl from Malaysia who chatted with Johnny first. I tried to go over to take a photo of them but their chat finished before I got to them. The girl just walked up the foot bridge and we walked pass each other. Instead, I took a snap shot of the girl when she passed by rubbing shoulder with me. Then half an hour later. The lady Sherina Lee appeared at the bus stop of the West side. She took initiative to greet me as if she knew me. Later, I found out that she confused me with Johnny simply because she saw me holding the same kind of tract in our hand. It however, kicked start a good conversation letting me to reinforce the gospel in her mind and encourage her to response to the tender voice of the Holy Spirit to receive Christ as her Saviour. Then weirdly, she left the bus stop as if she came her to meet me. God’s amazing work kept surprising me to not limit my self for any seemingly impossible situation for the Gospel sake. Recap was my Battle Log for Sunnybank today: -

1. My first gospel target was a man from Mainland China who claimed himself as a Buddhist.佛教男子 His intention was to decline to chat with me, but I still managed to tell him Buddhism is good but just as good as all other religions telling people to be a good person. Yet unless we are perfect, good and bad persons all go to hell to face judgement after death and be convicted to suffer eternally in Hell. He was interested to note that only Christianity provides a righteous solution to address sin that proper punishment will be exacted on every sin we committed. Yet it was Jesus who voluntarily took our place to receive the punishment as such we are deemed as sinless ready to be accepted back to our heavenly kingdom home. Pray that the message will work in his life.

2. Then I met up with Salina, a member of Rev Abraham Chen’s One Heart Church.陳有文牧師的會友,上了把握時機一課. Actually, on Sept 1, 2021, Salina from One heart Church greeted Johnny again. I took over to ask about her church general status and tried to introduce Kairos to her. 合一教會. Today I again had a long chat with her using the Kairos approach to deepen her understanding of the gospel as well as God’s Dual Kingdom and Redemption Project.

3. A local Aussie man was friendly and receptive to hear the gospel. It was a pity that the bus came too quick to cut our conversation short. Still pray that the Tract will serve the purpose as God’s Willing.

4. Then I caught up with a young lady from Le Shan Sichuan. 四川東北願意聽. My personal testimony of joining the rescue team of the Sichuan earth quake in 2008 had drawn her interest. She could feel the work of Jesus in my life through professing the Christian faith. She apparently was attracted to pursue but at this time her friend from Shan Dong came to end our long conversation. I anyway still managed to give that girl a tract and pray that it would take effect as God has planned.

5. I went over to the East side where there was much less chance to share the gospel. There was only one local ussie man at the bus stop. I had already politely introduced myself but that man still responded in rude manner accusing me approaching him without self-introduction and asked for permission to speak. The fact was as mentioned I did introduce myself telling him my name. So, I did not argue but pull away to let the rest to God.

6. Sherina LEE from Malaysia was very nice greeting me because of my tract . I anyway took the chance to refresh the gospel message with her as per narration in the above.

7. Then I met my last target today by the name of Shang Shan Dong響山東, despite being a mainlander and a non-believer, she seemed to be very interested in the gospel message. Another man listened from beside was also drawn into the gospel sharing and he took the initiative to ask for a tract as well as my phone number which I failed to give him as the bus was all waiting for him to board and leave. So, all I can do is to uphold all these to God. 非常有興趣丶另一男問電話?


Wednesday 3 November 2021

Posted by Posted 3 November 2021, 6:44 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 Battle Log For Sunnybank on Wednesday Nov 3rd, 2021 from 1300 to 1500

The weather turned much cooler ideal for street outreach. Again Johnny, Gary and Hung met at Sunnybank to team up preaching the gospel to people of all nations. Gary first set up two signs with God’s words. There is always enough people flow in Sunnybank but it is also a very difficult mission field with high rejection rates, By grace, we still got enough opportunities to share. Team work is also very prominent here. It is not just collaboration amongst the three of us but more importantly each of us with God through the Holy Spirit. There were many instants that one of us got rejected in the first place, but ultimately other team mate would get a successful connection in the second approach. Recap below is the battle log of Hung:

1) A middle-aged lady appeared impatient to chat but eventually still gave in. She declared herself a Christen not long after I started sharing the gospel. SO I witched immediately to test for her understanding of the gospel and her assurance of salvation which she again appeared very impatient to answer. It was not a good interaction but I still thanked God for this divine encounter. 基督徒, 但不願理釆,也不肯定有十足救恩。

2) A couple of Chinese ladies who once declined to chat or taking a tract. I made a second attempt after they were be seated. Thanks God then they are willing to listen in a more relax mood. Their response to the gospel was basically positive. At the end, one of the girl was convinced and was willing to take a tract when the bus came. 一對中國女子,曾拒,後一女願拿單張

3) Then I bumped into a first general ABC as she is at least 40 years old. She could not speak good Chinese as such we still communicated in English. She was a willing listener of the gospel and appeared quite responsive. She promised to ponder after reading the tract at home.

4) Rice from China who rejected Gary but chatted in Chinese with me friendlily and interactively. Pray that the sharing will work in his heart.

5) Two Cambodia girls again declined Gary but was ok to talk to me in English. I shared to her that despite Cambodia is a Buddhist country, Christianity has picked up growing lately as I have many Christian missionary friend working there. It was a pity I could just manage to have time for a short chat as the bus came very quickly.

6) Lam a Vietnamese man who was so drawn into the chat that he missed the bus. He was very polite and claimed himself a Buddhist. I shared with him Buddhist is good at guiding people to be a good person but has no solution for the punishment of sin.

7) A Chinese lady took a tract before but don’t fully understand the gospel. I went through it again with her and she was a willing listener and appeared to be a seeker.

8 ) Chinese lady appeared a bit indifferent but still seemed to be listening before the bus came. At the end, she still rejected the tract

9) Another Aussie lady said she was fine but actually missed the chance.

10) Peter from Shenzhen is a fair dinkum Christian with 100% assurance of salvation and clear understanding of the Gospel. He was humble to learned why most Christians failed to have same assurance of salvation like him because of their insufficient understanding of God’s three folds salvation plan.

11) African guy on the phone but took the tract first to show his willingness to get to know more about God

12) Daphanie a Filipino nice girl who were willing to listen but the bus came too quick. Pray that the tract will do the job passing on the gospel message.

 


Wednesday 27 October 2021

Posted by Posted 27 October 2021, 6:16 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 Battle Log for Sunnybank on Wednesday October 27, 2021 from 1300 – 1500

The team of three Johnny, Gary and Hung assembled at the bus stop on the West side of Main Road. Gary however, set up gospel signs on both side to catch attention. We had a busy day with all sort of conversation opportunities of long or short duration. One of the characteristics of conversation to day was all facing initial rejections but the Holy Spirit did the work to soften the heart of those initially hardened heart person to come back for a chat. Team work was prominent today that Johnny referred many Cantonese speaking people to Hung. Another growing phenomenon is that meeting up with people whom we chatted before not just once but several time. It allows follow up on the genuine response to the call by the Spirit through the tracts. Recap below is the Battle Log of Hung: -

1) Johnny referred an elderly man by the name of Wang 王 originally from HKG 港 migrating to Australia since 1974. He claimed to be a Christian but does not have clear and complete understanding of salvation by grace through faith. He was once induced to Mormon and got baptised there. But his divorced wife invited him to attend the Protestant Church if he wants to reunited with her. 離婚太太邀請去教會 So it is under such complex backdrops that I tried to make sure he heard the full gospel and understood completely before making the next step to join any church.

2) Yvonne a lady I met for the fourth time but I still could not figure out here true belief. She swore that she believes in one God head, but would not confine herself to adhere to any religion and or denomination. She does not admit she is a Christian. She admits there is one God but not necessarily the one revealed through the Bible. So, there is still big room to communicate with her to steer her back to the right protestant faith.

3) A Chinese lady listened but not that receptive anyway so the gospel sharing may deem as just seeds sowing.

4) Another Chinese took tract but did not want to chat.

5) Liam a Catholic background student but passed the diagnosis test of assurance of salvation. We then have a very long chat about some misconception of the Catholic faith including the issue if Mary is a Saint and in what sense. Liam was knowledgeable enough to know that the layman view treating Mary an ordinary person is popular but the theologian view on the contrary is the root of all those inconsistence fallacies elevating Mary to the level of a goddess wit no original sin and remain purity in virginity all her life. It was rare for a young man who has such broad comprehension of a complicated issues.

6) Three person seems to be a family claiming they and their family are of Christian background who know about the gospel. The bus just came to cut the conversation short as such I could not do any diagnosis test on their real understanding of the gospel and their assurance of salvation.

7) A Pink lady from mainland bluntly rejected me but then come back to chat. Her attitude turned from a reluctant listener to a willing and earnest seeker of the truth finished hearing the full gospel.

8 ) A Buddhist Vietnamese lady show willingness to chat and let me shared the nutshell of the gospel.

9) A lady claimed we met and chatted before so she did not want to enter into the same conversation and left her alone. Yet, the Spirit still urged me to keep on sharing that pushed her to a point asking me if we see Homosexuality, is a sin. If yes, then there is no more ground for me to share anything with her. I gave her an outright answer that in God’s eyes homosexuality is not something designed by God and pleased Him. But we are all sinners in different aspects that we are all a sinner on par and no one sinner is morally better off than other. Jesus came to save all sinners by his blood. So, as a Christian, we will never discriminate LGBT but accept them into our community while trying to help them get saved first then the Spirit will brighten up their eyes to see what they did not see before. I quote the example of the loving kindness love caring for a Homosexual gay man whose partner had died and he was so upset that he was thinking of suicide. yet our gospel team member rendered him first the love and empathy that he needed at that saddest moment of his life. Through the gospel, he will find new hope in Christ Jesus who loves and accepts all imperfect human. The LGBT lady seemingly was touched and softened to open for more sharing until the bus came.


Wednesday 20 October 2021

Posted by Posted 20 October 2021, 6:37 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 Battle Log for Sunnybank on Wednesday Oct 20, 2021 from 1300 to 1500

Praise and thanks God to give us a shadier afternoon even with breeze on the West side of the Main Road while the East side was still comparatively sunny and warm. The three of us, first Johnny and Hung then joined by Gary, we all gathered to serve at the bus stop on the West side. As usual, we got nonstop opportunities for conversation with willing or not so willing ones. But God did manage to fence off rejection rate that happened a short while in the beginning. After that, we all got some long and meaningful chats leading to interesting result.

For Hung, the climax of the day must be a chat with a Jewish Rabbi. He instantly attempted to fence me off by taking off her normal hat to show the hidden Jewish rabbi Kippah. (*) And declared he believes in only one God. I shared his view and acknowledged that Jewish people do not accept a triune God of which I showed my respect to their tradition and belief. And I also acknowledged the fact that they deemed Jesus was not the prophesized Messiah but a person yet to come. As they could not accept a Messiah of a lowly image that died even on the cross in a humiliating manner. But I drew him to the knowledge that Jesus was actually the Messiah who had come and discharged his three offices requiring anointment of oil. As messiah is virtually the meaning of the anointed ones. So Jesus was first the prophet in his 3 and a half year earthly ministry to proclaim the gospel and called for repentance in the capacity of the messenger of God. Then He acted as the High Priest to offer Himself to die on the cross, went to hell, defeated Satan to kick off the Kingdom project, and conquered the power of death to get rose up on the third day to become the King of the new human race – the Church. These are all supported by historical facts that the Rabbi cannot deny. Alternatively, the Jewish Rabbi cannot name another Saviour other than Jesus that can be more qualified to be called the Messiah – the Anointed Ones. At the end, he became less hostile and I thanked him for letting me share about Jesus the Messiah to him and he appeared thankful for that.

(*) A kippah, or yarmulke, is a kind of minimal cap that covers the crown of the head. It is worn for religious purposes, not for sun protection or keeping off rain. Some Jews will wear a kippah under a different kind of hat. There are several styles of kippot (the plural of kippah) that are common around the world. Often, the style of kippah worn signals the religious (and even political) affiliation of the wearer.

Recap anyway are my Battle Log: -

1) Yip an ABC from Hong Kong who can speak good Cantonese with me. She is a Griffith student with no religious profession though her family professed Taoism. But she could have very good grasp on the gospel I shared to her as she did have chance to read the Bible at high school and be associated with Christian friends. 連道教廣東有接觸聖經. She is very open and smart to catch the core of the gospel and admitted that it is all sensible and logical. Pray that this divine encounter will change her life towards God through the redemptive atoning grace of Jesus Christ.

2) Rasin the Jewish Rabbi as mentioned above.

3) Yvoone , a lady whom I met for the 3rd time here. She recognized me and helped me to recall she is the one who believes in One God head in three persons and that Jesus is our Saviour dying for us in the capacity of a full human and full divine God.信三位一體的神. Her faith seemed to be OK but she still did not show her actual faith allegiance though she clarified to me that she is no Mormon or JHW. Johnny still feels fishy about her real status if she has hidden any sign of cult that she did not want to disclose. Pray for God eventual revealing of her faith identity. Other than that, we seems to be on the same faith wave length having the same Kingdom view and spiritual eyes sight on the current spiritual warfare status prevailing in the contemporary world.

4) 陳植台。Mr Chan a Cantonese speaking old man of age 88. He clained to have hearing problem as such he tended to speak all loudly about his life legacy with a supreme powerful father 陳寶記 who seems to have overcome death and walking with the Lord. His wording was clear but his logic of thought was all weird and illogical. All I could do is to spend half an hour to let him vent out his loneliness and ended the conversation by assuring him that his father if now transcending death, might have been with the Lord as such he is not dead but asleep in Christ. He later did disclose despite he is a traditional idol worshipper, but he is currently attending Church. Just pray that God will take good care of him.

5) Then I chatted with an Atheist man of late 50s from Mainland China. 無神大陸. I did not prepare to argue with him if God exist, but tried to introduce Jesus to him. He was open for chat but it was a pity he was interrupted by a call for a long conversation. I could not but aborted my approach and left it to God.

6) Then came another Hong Konger that I could only manage to have a quick and short chat. 港人短談He anyway took a tract and did start reading it after he be seated on the bus.

7) My last target was Mrs Choi 蔡also from Hongkong. She claimed to be a Catholic 天主教so I switched to check her assurance of salvation. And found that she only have 70% 七成certainty to be saved. So I corrected her wrong concept to guide her to realize she is 100% saved by grace through faith. The 3o % doubt of being saved stems from the awareness that her life is not yet perfect. So I use the three fold salvation model as per 2 Cor 1:10 to explain to her that despite we were not perfect before receiving Christ, we are still not perfect after being a Christian. By the grace of God , it will be sufficient to lead us through the journey of sanctification till we will be made perfect again to become an unique master piece of God. Mr Chai thank a lot for my clarification.


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