Battle Log


Toowong

Toowong Team (QLD)

Meets 1:30-3pm every Tuesday afternoon at the Toowong train station on the 2nd floor and splits into two teams, one at the main entrance of Toowong Tower on Sherwood Road, another at the foot of the pedestrian bridge across Benson Street.

Contact Johnny Hsieh for more information.


Tuesday 8 March 2022

Posted by Posted 8 March 2022, 8:15 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Toowong on Tuesday March 8th, 2022 from 1330 to 1500

The revived street outreach after the subsiding of Omicron was interrupted last week by the general road block caused by flash flooding. Though some of the road block is still in place , but access to Toowong is ok as such the three regular team mates Johnny, Winnie and Hung can reassembled again. The weather was extreme hot up to 35C, yet it could not hampered our eagerness for outreach. We all could meet many UQ students especially fresh undergraduate. Majority showed openness to have a chat without only a few exceptions. So God is good.

Hung battle Log

1) I was First rejected by a Chinese guy, and the Spirit did not move me to keep pursuing.

2) Girl from Northern Europe did not reject my approach but showed indifference all the time when I shared the gospel.北歐女生顕現冷漠

3) Then I approached an Indian guy who did not show keen interest to chat initially, but just let my conversation go on with gradually increasing degree of interaction. His interest was aroused and he finally took a tract and promised to ponder on the foundation of gospel message I shared with him.

4) Gwen, a Chinese look girl from Brunei possibly of Muslim background but was very open for religious conversation and appeared very receptive to the gospel message.

5) A Big fellow refused to chat with Winnie, but the Spirit led me to approach him on a friendly chat basis. I basically used my testimony of planning to do a Master of Counseling to minister to the family counseling need of my own church members but after a year of study, I found out from the course about code of conduct than a Counselor cannot have dual relationship with patient. So I cannot serve my own church member but must refer to others. It seems that my purpose of doing the degree was tarnished. But God made no mistakes to let me use this Counseling student identify to join the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and there by opened up a 7 years period of China ministry. I bring back the discussion to the issue can we really planned and have full control of our own life. Can we be sure to be a good man all our life without any blemishes. If not, shall we need to face the consequence of our imperfect decision making that led us to face judgment after death. So virtually, I still brought the big fellow back to my first question and he is responding very sensibly now when the bus arrival ending our 10 minutes or more conversation.

6) A Catholic Christian ask me to save my gas as he is a Catholic. Then I tested for his assurance of salvation which failed utterly. Yet he just showed an indifferent attitude could not be careless if he really understand the meaning of salvation.

7) Then God led me to approach Nadim an Malaysian Muslin that Johnny already have a good and successful chat leading him to understand the salvation and even has invited him to Sherwood Methodist. I basically reinforce don the assurance of salvation with encouragement to follow Jesus and learn God through Bible study at Church.

8 ) Rowland a Singapore young man with very opened mind and showed genuine receptiveness to the Gospel.

9) Olive a polite Aussie girl paying genuine attention to the Gospel message I shared and admitted that it is all logical and sensible to know we are sinners and we all need Jesus.

8/3/22 Toowong Battle log of Winnie

感謝 神的帶領,讓我遇上很多不同國藉的青年男女,傳講福音。

1. 台湾來的青年 UQ 學生,Tony。聽過耶穌名字,當我問他有説謊嗎?他説没有。我再次問他,你生存到现在,曾经有説謊嗎?他説有。我説,説謊是罪,于是给他單張看看,甚麽是罪?我從頭説一次福音给他,他聽後,會想清楚基督的信仰。

2. 印度青年,Mahana,穆斯林。我解释基督信仰是三一神。耶穌也是神,祂有大能掌管天下。信靠祂的人,罪得赦免。我給他看看單張,甚麽是罪?

3. 澳洲青年,Ric。當我講完福音,他説會想想基督的信仰。

4. 日本少女,Gloria。初時她不願意聽福音及不接受單張。當時我問她,如果緊急情况,妳大聲叫救命,没有人來救妳,妳會怎樣做?她没有回答。于是我便傳福音给她。我説, 人不能做的事, 神可以做到。祂會馬上來救妳。我們不知道明天會發生甚麽事情?但是,信靠耶稣,罪得赦免,有永生的盼望。她説會想清楚基督的信仰及閲讀單張。

5. 馬來西亞來的青年學生,William。當我講完福音,他说會想清楚基督的信仰。

6. 澳洲少女,Elsy。當我講了一半福音,巴士到達,她説在巴士會看單張。

7. 印度女士,May,穆斯林。我解释基督信仰是三一神,耶穌基督也是神。她大有能力掌管世界。

8. 澳洲少女,Betty。當我講完福音,巴士來到。

9. Brain & Sam,中國青年。我也是問到他們,如果緊急事情發生,你們大聲呼求救命,没有人來救你們,你們會怎樣?他們没有回答。我説人不能做的事,神一定可以做到。跟着傳福音给他們。我們不知道明天將會發生甚麽事?但信靠耶稣,罪得赦免,得永生。他們説會考慮清楚基督的信仰。

10. 澳洲兩位少女,願意聽福音,當我講了幾句,巴士來到。她們说會看單張。

11. 中國青年,Brian & Steve。他們聽完福音後,願意悔改,信靠耶穌為救世主,找教會。求主带領他們前面的路。

11. 印度藉少女,Mira,澳洲 Rockhampton 出生的 UQ 學生。當她聽完福音後,她願意悔改,信靠耶稣基督為救世主,找教會。

12. 從加拿大來的青年 UQ 學生,Matt。當他聽完福音,願意悔改,信靠耶穌基督為救世主。找教會。

願今天所有聽到福音的人仕,悔改,信靠耶穌,以及找到適合他們的教會,永遠跟隋主,奉主名求!阿們!感謝讚美主!


Tuesday 22 February 2022

Posted by Posted 22 February 2022, 6:58 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 for Toowong on Tuesday 22/2/2022 from 1330 to 1500

Praise and thanks God that Bo Yun continued to turn up joining us against all odd as such we had a team of four for today Street outreach. I encourage Bu Yun 卜昀 to take Kairos as it is the most essential biblical discipleship driven cross cultural outreach training course giving you all the biblical basis to support day to day cross culture evangelism by all lay Christian. I encourage Bo Yun to make the step of faith to reach out with a belief that God will be with you when you make this step of faith.

When we got to the bus stop it was with a long queue lining up around the street corner. Each of us just randomly picked one in the queue to share. The queue however disappeared fairly quickly once the bus arrived one after the other. We got back to the normal status waiting at the bus stop to catch up with whoever coming for the bus. Rejection rate was above average high. But I assured Bo Yun, this is part of the training that God wants us to go through to do our best to outreach but prepare for the worse of a blunt rejection. Any better response is a bonus including polite rejection but you still can give it a go to make friend first. As I still needed to spend sometime to take care of our team members photo shot and sharing experience with Bo Yun, I relatively had less chats than normal which is recap as below: -

1. Sheaver, an Indonesia girl of 2nd year UQ student, appeared very open to have a chat on religious issue. She was in full agreement that being a good person is not good enough for heaven. She also has the concept of perfection of life without sin. I almost doubt she is a disguised Muslin by dress but a real Christian by heart. It was a pity I could not find out more her real religious affiliation and quickly summarized with her the core of the gospel that we all need Jesus to take away the punishment of our sin.

2. Alecia a local Aussie, who appeared a bit indifferent, but still let me share until the bus came.

3. Porches a Christian first handed a tract by Bo Yun. I though he was rejected but when I turned around to face her, she gave me a big smile behind the mask welcoming for a chat. So, I then found out she is a Christian and the result of diagnosis was good. She is a fair dinkum Christian with full assurance of salvation and knew it was all because of the redemptive grace of Jesu taking our place to receive the punishment of sin originally due on us. She is a fresh Uni year one student and she attends the Kingdom Church.

4. Then I caught with a Girl from Yang Zhou, China揚州.中國. She is fresh Uni year 1 student一年級.I got connected with her through my early age China exploration trip to area near her home town. She anyway also appeared open to the Gospel.

5. John a local Aussie rejected me initially but cannot reject me to approach him as a friend. So eventually I still could share the full gospel in a nutshell to him.

6. Then I caught up with a Caribbean Indian girl, she looked curious and friendly to have a chat with me. Full gospel was shared and she obviously was impressed by the word of God.

7. The I was rejected by a Muslim lady yet she still kept a friendly gesture to decline my second attempt to share and chat,

8. Finally, I was rejected bluntly by a Nigeria Muslim who did not even want to take a tract. Yet my sincerity to share the message I deem important softened him to listen to all I continue to share before the bus came.

Battle log of Winnie on 22/2/2022,at Toowong。

感謝 神的帶领,讓我今天遇上很多人傳福音,及解释救恩的機會。

1. 日本少女,Emily。

2. 澳洲少女。 Mimi,Joyce & Emmy。

3. 馬來西亞青年,Ryan。

4. 香港青年,Jacky。

5. 菲律宾少女,Lily。

他們都是基督徒,他們認為反教會,做善事,便可以得救。我解释给他們。

6. 中國少女,May。初時不願意聽。當我問到她,在緊急意外發生時,妳大聲呼叫救命。没有

人聽到來救妳,妳會怎樣?如果妳信了主耶稣,聖靈住在妳心裏,你呼喊主耶穌基督,請祂來救妳,祂馬上來救妳。我由 神創造萬物天地開始講,因亞當和夏娃犯罪,一代代的罪傳到现在。跟着傳福音给她。她問,天堂在那裏?地上這麽多人,天堂能容纳得到嗎?人死了怎樣可以上到天堂。我説天堂在三層天。三度空間以外,大到不可想像。人死後靈魂便會離開身體,與耶穌一起在樂園。她聽後,會想想基督的信仰,巴士來到,不能再談。

7. 四位澳洲少女。Joyce & Emmy,是基督徒,解释救恩。Ella & Grenie,未信主,我講解福音给她們。

8. 中國少女,Jenny。初時不願意聽,當我問到她,如果有緊急事情發生,妳叫救命。没有人來救妳,妳會怎樣?我説如果妳信靠主耶稣,大聲呼喊主耶穌,請祂來救妳,祂馬上來救妳。跟着我想傳福音给她,可惜巴士到達,她要離開,她说會看單張。

9. 新西蘭少女,Angelina。當她聽完福音,她説會想想基督的信仰。

感謝 神的带领,願今天聽到福音人仕,認罪,悔改,回轉歸向 神。阿們!感謝讚美主!


Tuesday 15 February 2022

Posted by Posted 15 February 2022, 10:39 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Battle Log of Operation 513 at Toowong on Tuesday Feb 15, 2020 1330 - 1500

After a rest of 42 days or 6 weeks, because partially of Omicron but mostly my surgical need of treatment for bladder cancer and subsequently a prostate trimming operation, the Toowong team of three Johnny, Winnie and Hung have regrouped today for a fresh start. Praise and thanks God new blood was introduced by Rev Kiateck Tan of CCCB St Lucia Ryan Chinese Congregation. They are all BST students but all seeking to have their ministry practicum be done at SCCC as such Rev Kiateck Tan arranged them to have a taste of Street Outreach by joining us at Toowong. They are Amanda Liu from Hill Song, Alice Wu and Po Yuan from SCCC. Each of us take care of one BST student. Johnny partner with Po Yuan to do outreach at the Main Entrance of Toowong Village while the rest went to the Bus stop across the Road. I spent a lot of time to brief first Alice than Amanda the biblical ground for street outreach to share gospel indiscriminative to people of all nations. The rationale is from Matt 5:13-15 that Christians should all be acting as priest to bring people to Christ in a visible way as if we are the light and salt for witness Christ. And it is not only for the single purpose of sowing the seed of Gospel, but more importantly to experience how to work with God to overcome any difficulty in crossing all sort of barrier to preach the gospel as such God will help us growth during this process making us more mature spiritually day by day till we are transformed back to perfection which After all is the promise of God as per Eph 4:10. I have to help them to put aside the Chinese typical way of evangelism that it must be ended by bringing the gospel target to Christ ending in a prayer. In Operation 513 code of ministry, we are forbidden to force our way to pressurize the gospel target to make an instance decision on the spot and then we lead them to Christ by a Prayer of repentance. Instead, we will encourage them to take it easy to go home , re-read the gospel tract and tell God their decision if they are really moved to accept Christ. I do pray that, the three BST student first street outreach experience will give them motivation and momentum to keep coming next week.

The time left for me to do my own outreach was much less as recap below: -

1) Gabriel is a fresh year one UQ student going to attend the market day of the Orientation week. He was a bit apprehended initially if he should chat with me when he noticed it is about gospel and Christianity as he has formed some negative thought about it. I asked him for an example and he said Christianity is immoral to use animal sacrifice to achieve religious purpose. No animal should be killed, I said to him, it is only a symbolism that God used to foretell how Jesus will offer himself as the sacrificial lamb to die for us and shoulder all the punishment of sin originally due on us. He then criticize why God does not make human not able to sin. I patiently explain to him God is great in creation of human as a relational being with free will to choose to love God or disobey Him. Otherwise, a man without free will but preprogramed to do only good thing is a soulless robot as such will be incapable of building interaction and relationship with God and other fellow human being. First Human failed the test and have brought the world to a fallen state infringing the glory of God. It is the predestine knowledge of God that through His dual Kingdom and Salvation Project as per Gen 3:15, to be kicked off by Jesus through dying on the cross, will bring salvation to repentant sinners and bring restoration of this fallen world back into His Kingdom. The bus came at this point I time and I trusted that God will have further work on this young man who still care to ask questions to get clarification on the Christian faith.

2) Then I approached a Chinese guy with Amanda watching on the side. This guy is from Hongkong but actually migrated to Hong Kong from mainland as such he can speak Mandarin. He showed off he has a Bible at home and has the habit to read it every now and then. But the bottom line is , he is not yet a Christian and don not yet understand salvation. I did my best to share with him the core of the gospel, but he seems not fully concentrated in listening and understand the gospel but side track along the way to avoid the issue of sin. He also tried to distract our conversation to ask if I do this as my vocation. Thus, it was no surprised he did not listen clearly and completely the full gospel by the time the bus came. I told Amanda, even this divine encounter was not considered as a successful one. But God will not let thing happened without a purpose. He will keep pursuing this self-smart guy until he surrenders to accept Christ line myself at the age of 40.

3) The I approached a black person I thought is from Africa but actually he is from New Zealand. The timing was again not right and I could only manage to share him the nutshell of the gospel stressing that no one got saved unless one is perfect, or else both bad guys and good guys all need Christ.

4) Jack is a fair dinkum Christian having hundred percent assurance of salvation. But when asked deeper the biblical basis of it, he still need some explanation on the three-fold salvation package of God. Hence receiving Christ alone as our saviour to let him shoulder our punishment of sin will grant us instantly the heavenly citizenship or being justified to become God’s children. Yet it is only a change of our eternal identity, but the essence of our life has yet to be changed and transformed back to perfection. This is the point of confusion misleading most Christian to feel unsure about the fact that we are 100% save and can go to heaven in future despite we are still not perfect after we are accepted back as God’s citizen. Because it is God’s promise to complete his job to make us perfect ultimately by serving and working with Hm on God’s mission. I was a bit surprise Jack seems to have not Regular Christen affiliation with either a church group or with Christian fellowship like Power to Change. I pray that God will lead him to continue with his journey of sanctification.

Battle Log of Winnie:-

15/2/2022。Toowong

一個月没有到 Toowong 了。因為關牧師的不適,以及疫情傳播很快,所以我和 Johnny 都稍作休息一下。感謝 神!關牧師康复了許多,所以他带领我們,再次出隊。還有陳佳德牧師也帶了三位大學生來學習,吸取經驗。

感謝 神的带领,讓我遇到很多人分享福音。

1. 分别是澳洲少女 Betty及男青年人 Alan, 他們説是基督徒,但不明白救恩。我解释给他們。

2. 三位日本少女,Mary, Ruby & Lucy. 未認識耶稣,我傳了福音给她們。她們説會想想。

3. 南非青年,Danny。解释救恩。

4. 澳洲少女 Amanda, 相片中,基督徒。完全明白救恩。100% 得救。

5. 中國少女,May。當我講完福音,她説願意信靠主,找教會,尋求更多真理。她説住在 St. Lucia,靠近陳牧師教會,可惜陳牧師還未到,她要上巴士。求主带領她。

6. 澳洲少女,Gloria,基督徒,未接受洗禮。當我再講解福音给她,她願意找教會,尋求更多真理。于是我介绍陳牧師给她,讓他們聯络。

7. 中國青年人,Alan。廣洲來的。我們粤語交談,講及福音,香港及澳洲。他説會看福音單張及想想基督的信仰。

8. 中國青年 Peter, 他説是基督徒,但完全不明白基督信仰,没有聖经知識。

我從新講解福音给他。

9. 中國少女,Lisa。聽完福音後,會想想信仰問题。

感謝 神的帶领。願今天所有聽到福音人仕,悔改,回轉歸向 神。阿們!感謝讚美主!


Tuesday 4 January 2022

Posted by Posted 4 January 2022, 6:12 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

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

After just a week of rest for the last week of 2021, Winnie and Hung decided to resume our weekly outreach at Toowong in the beginning of 2020 as a gesture our steadfast commitment to put God first in doing His work to preach the Gospel to people of all Nations. The weather fluctuated drastically during our short ministry hours, with scorching sun burning hot the cement ground like a furnace at a moment, and a cosy shaded sky at another moment. The human flow was much less due to Uni terms break and the rapid growth of Omicron cases. Often time, only one person turned up as such I normally will let Winnie to handle it. Despite of all these, the evidences of God’s work through us were prominent. Recap below are the Battle Log of Hung and Winnie: -

I approached two ladies with one Aussie look and another Asian look. Nancy the Aussie Look girl said she got my tract before but I initially treated it as an excuse not to chat so I turned to the Asian girl whom I though is Chinese but I was wrong. When I shared the gospel to her using analogy of operation theatre that it has to be germless for the well fare sake of the patient, as if God is asking us to be perfect as the ultimate requirement to heaven, Nancy interject with a comment that perfection in God’s terms is we have to be sinless. I was overjoyed to hear that as she has really got and understood the message with the ability to add comment at the suitable time. Then the bus came and I pat on the shoulder of Nancy that now you can share what you have learnt from me to your Asian friend possibly a Korean girl.

Ricardo was an UQ student from Mexico who was indifferent to my approach for gospel sharing. But once I connected with him that my father was born in Mexico and I still have some relatives living in Mexico, then he turned 180 degrees appearing very receptive for a chat. Prise and thanks God I could have sufficiently long time to share about the salvation brought by Jesus and my own testimony. At the end, he was more than delighted to take a photo with me and promised to read the tract and ponder seriously the need to accept Jesus.

Trisha turned up while I was talking with Ricardo and waited for her turn to have our final conversation before she and her family relocate to Sydney next week. God makes us friend and she was impressed by our steadfast faith and commitment to share the good news. She seriously asked me to pray for herself a pregnant mum, her family, her husband and her young son.

Then I met up with Mr Tang鄧,from Guang Zhou廣州,so he is Cantonese speaking.粵 It was a pity the bus came almost right away that I can only leave with him the conclusion that no one can go to heaven unless you are perfect.

Finally I approached an Indian girl who politely indicated to me to wait until she finished her phone call. The Chance was thrashed by the arrival of the bus so all I can do was to hand her a tract.

4/1/2022, Toowong 感謝 神今天的带领,讓我遇到有澳洲人,中國人,香港人,印度人及斐濟群島女士。他們有的是基督徒,有的是未認識耶穌基督的。希望籍着 神的大能,讓我不配的口與他們今天的對話,使他們更加明白主的愛。感謝讚美主!


Tuesday 21 December 2021

Posted by Posted 21 December 2021, 7:36 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 Battle Log for Toowong on Dec 21, 2021 from 1330 to 1500

Today Johnny was away on vacation with family, so only Winnie and Hung were reporting duty on our roster Street gospel outreach ministry at Toowong. The weather was scorching hot as usual. It did affect the mood and temper of the gospel targets. They either hid under the shade in crowd that we can hardly break into them to have a chat, or they simply had no patience to get into any conversation. By God grace is always sufficient, both of us still managed to have many genuine and fruit bearing chat as recap below.

By the way, I want to make a statement here to all the audience of this face book post whether you know me or not. We are a group of dedicated born again Christians that care more for the command of Jesus to preach the gospel to end of the world or in effect to people of all Nations. So we certainly will grasp hold of any chances God opened for us and in the meantime within the rule of the Government body. Whenever the requirement to wear mask is back on, for all situation or for only specific conditions, we comply to it 100%. So, to day we wore masks all the time and most of our gospel target also wore masks because it is a mandatory requirement for people who are on the public transport or even waiting at the bus stop. But for the evening outreach at King George Square, on Dec 17 & 19, mask is not required as this is an outdoor environment. Not a single person wore mask at KGS the whole night. So please be rest assured we are professional street gospel outreach warriors. We submit to God’s calling showing no fear towards the threat of the so called “Virus” and in the meantime, we will abide with the rule set by the Qld Heath.

1. First a fat guy but just had time to hand out the tract with a brief 20 sec nutshell of the gospel telling the answer that no one can go to heaven unless you are perfect.

2. Pierce a French young guy ‘who is not a Christian but agreed fully and whole heartedly he needs Jesus.

3. Jack was a Christian, possibly of Catholic background only have 60% of assurance of salvation. I showed him the picture Jesus died on the cross for our sin and asked him did he think it is worthy of only 60% of Jesus work in giving us salvation by grace and eternal life, then he came to his sense and fully understood after I supplement the three-fold salvation as per 2 Cor 1:10.

4. Peter was another non believer but also showed overwhelming receptiveness towards gospel.

5. An Indian was on the phone and I waited patiently for him to finish with the phone conversation. But then he rudely rejected me with the excuse of keeping a social distance. According to Jesus, just shake off the dust of our shoes and let go of this stone heart waiting for another Chance in God’s timing.

6. Trisha the Bangladesh pregnant wife has built up good friendship with me despite she is an Hindu but readily showed receptiveness to the gospel shared with him in the pat weeks. She will be leaving for Sydney on 11/1/2021. She asked for prayers for her whole family as if she is a Christian already.

7. I met a die heart Mainland girl rejecting God and the Gospel.

8. Emma was one of the UQ girls I last caught up at the bus stop. She appreciated my cae to move her into the shade first before I started sharing the Gospel which was interrupted by the bus. But she happily took a tract and promised to read it seriously.


Tuesday 14 December 2021

Posted by Posted 14 December 2021, 9:51 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 Battle Log for Toowong on Tuesday Dec 14, 2021 from 1330 to 1500

It was a scorching hot afternoon. The three of us assembled for opening prayers and take a group selfie with the Toowong Village Tower as background. Not sure if the Uni semester is over yet or not. But there was less people flow because of the extreme heat especially around the Bus stop area with all the radiant heat dissipated from the concrete cement ground making the bus stop as hot as the furnace. My iphone under the sun had got overheated only in 5 minutes time when I was chatting with Hishina that it became dormant until it was cooled down to normal level. Because of the heat, it was more difficult to get people to have patience to have any long chat under the high noon sun. Nevertheless, as a messenger of God, it was not up to us to choose the timing to do His work. And God grace is always sufficient for us to deliver our mission that God had planned for us in His strength. Recap below is the Battle Log of Hung.

1. May and another girl took a tract from Johnny, but decline to chat. I anyway still felt urged to approach them but in a lighter way by greeting them “Happy Christmas” It triggered the question why Christmas greeting is always “Merry” but not happy. Such ice breaking question of course earned my way to explain and share the real ancient meaning of “Merry” from the oldest English Carol “God rest ye merry, Gentleman let nothing you dismay. Remember Christ our Saviour was born on Christmas day” So Merry bears the ancient English and biblical meaning of power – a power as a gift from God to deliver us from eternal death and to acquire true inner peace and rest in Christ. They were glad to learn this old meaning of Merry from me and then one of the girls May disclosed she is a Christian already. I checked for her assurance of salvation which is only 50%, then I showed her the cartoon with Jesus being crucified on the cross fencing off the hell of fire to spare our life, I asked her did it mean you only have 50% of trust in the work of Jesus dying for us all the sinners. Then she immediately came to her sense that she should have 100% certainty. I supplement the free fold deliverances as per 2 Cor 1:10 to make her understand, we are still far from perfect right now after becoming a Christian for so many years. But God has already promised to make us perfect again by the work of the Holy Spirit. May is from Solomon Island as such a Christian background Islander. She thanks for my chat with her.

2. Hishina, is the Bangladesh lady who accompanied her husband to do study at UQ. I ask on a accompanying visa, she should not be able to work but she is in her work uniform working in Toowong. She then explained she is already a resident because her husband has got a global talent title as such they are welcome to come to live, study and even stay her as a resident. She showed great appreciation and respect to our work to share the gospel to her and every stranger on the street. She missed me last week and was happy to see me again and she told me she will go to Sydney in January as her husband has got a part time job there. I on the hand congratulate her but meantime taking us of this new situation to appeal to her that Global talent title or recognition is good yet the heavenly citizen is even more precious in eternity. I also share about the amazing work of God using us the least one in Christ to help out a venerable family of three to apply for permanent stay in Australia. She was moved to see God’s glory in such ordinary thing. Pray that I can still meet her before she moves on to Sydney.

3. The I approached a big Christian guy whom Johnny had just had a chat. I simply asked him if he knew why Christmas greeting alone use the word “Merry” He of course had got no idea and was glad to know the answer.

4. The I approached too school girl of younger age by the name of Emily and Hannah. Using both Merry Christmas gig and the normal good person tract to share the gospel. Obviously. May was very fascinated and showed great interest but not Hannah. God will have His election and followed up work on these two lovely girls.

5. Then I talked to an Old English lady who was left alone after arrival of several buses. I used again the Merry Christmas gig and drawn her interest. She is a Christian but with no assurance of salvation. It was a pity her bus then turned up and took away my chance for further diagnosed questions.

6. My final target was a big Indian lady with Tattoo. She showed no interest to know anything about Jesus, not to mention the reason why Christmas alone is greeted with the word “merry”. All I can do is to remember her in prayer.

Battle log of Winnie

14/12/21,Toowong。

今天非常熱,31 度。街上很少人,大學生相信已经放假,去了遊玩。感謝主今天的帶领,讓我遇到六人傳福音的機會。

第一位陳生,來自中國。當我問他聖誔節是甚麽意思?他能回答。我再問他,耶穌來世上的目的。他不知道。我便傳福音给他。我解释他什麽是罪。他説有的不是基督徒的行為好過基督徒。我説每一個人都是不完美的,都是罪人。信主後,罪得赦免,得永生。在行走天路歷程當中,聖靈在每一基督徒心裏,時常都提醒及更新基督徒應做的事。直到他們成為一新造的人。我想再講下去,可惜巴士到達,他要上車。

第二位,澳洲靑年,Grant 基督徒。解释救恩。

第三位,印度教少女,Linda。解释基督信仰,三一神。

第四位,青年人,Peter。天主教徒。我解释天主教與基督信仰的分别。

第五位,澳洲青年,Angus。很留心聽我講的每一句説话。相信 神已经動工,祂的話語臨到他心裏。可惜巴士到達,不能再講下去。

第六位,Anna。澳洲女士。講完福音,巴士到逹。

願今天聽到福音人仕,認罪悔改,回轉歸向神。阿們!感謝讚美主!


Tuesday 7 December 2021

Posted by Posted 7 December 2021, 10:53 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 Battle For Toowong on Tuesday Dec 7, 2021 from 1330 to 1500

Today was rainy in the morning but it turned completely sunny in the afternoon. Winnie could not join us to day as she had to join the GCCCC Church function to meet and welcome the new Pastor of the Cantonese Congregation who is from Hong Kong. So just Johnny and Hung were teamed up to do our regular street evangelism. Johnny again decided to switch venue to the front entrance of Toowong Village on Sherwood Street to let the Spirit to guide us to stop the passer by on the street. As previously experienced, it is a more challenging task to stop someone who are mostly in a hurry. By the grace of God, Johnny still got a handful of conversations. As for me, I choose the approach of putting on my shoes of the peace of Gospel to get permission to walk and talk with the gospel target to share them the gospel with results all in the hand of God. Recap below is the Battle Log for Hung: -

1. A group of three youngsters believed to be freshly graduated grade 12 students walking pass on their way to a job appointment. Johnny gave a tract to them and one boy took it but kept walking on. I gave a tract to another person and asked if I could walk with them for a short while before they needed to cross the traffic light down at the end of the Sherwood Road. They were nice and cheerful guys paying genuine attention to the sharing of Gospel and giving me positive acknowledgement to the significance of this message for their eternal existential well being. They needed to wait for a shirt while at the traffic light, so I was able to made a wrap up appeal to take this message seriously and make their spirit guided decision. They all cheerfully nodded to do so.

2. When I returned to the standing pole position of Johnny. I was able to get a Middle East Man with a Muslim style of beard to accept the tract. I intended to do the same walk and talk but he need to enter into the office building for work. But at least I pass on to him the requirement of God to call us to be perfect that can only be done first by allowing Jesus to redeem us from the slavery of sin to become a free soul in Christ that is right for God to start His life transformation work.

3. Then God led me to pick up a lady from China who did not mind to let me walk and talk with her. I can sensed the gospel message was new to her though on the other hand I can feel that she is trained under atheist CCP so she was taking a cautious stance to just listen and showed no interaction on the surface. In her heart she was willing to listen and to know more about Jesus. At the end, I walked the longest distance of the day to escort her to a far away bus stop. My sharing was finished just in time when her bus came at the same time we get to that bus stop. She di not leave me her name but God knows it all.

4. Finally, as soon as I got back to our street outreach outpost, God led me to catch up with an Australian born Vietnamese lady called Tammy. She was also very welcoming and accommodating to let me share the gospel to her. She appeared listening and absorbing all message with a more open mind than the Chinese lady a moment ago. Her destination was unknowingly very far reaching. So I let her go at yet another traffic light and bid her good bye but encouraging her to make up her faith decision when she has time to stay calmly in per private quiet time.


Tuesday 30 November 2021

Posted by Posted 30 November 2021, 5:20 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 battle Log for Toowong on Tuesday Nov 30, 2021 from 1330 to 1500

It was a rare rainy day street outreach at the bus stop. In theory, the impact should not be that great as we can preach the gospel under the cover of the bus stop. But in effect, there was much less people flow simply because of the rain deterring a lot of people to leave home for shopping etc. Anyway, God still provided us with the right number of people to minister to. I think I had the least number of chat as I always gave chance to Johnny and Winnie my two team mates to keep them fully occupied first. Recap below was my Battle Log.

1. First, I caught up with Ishina a pregnant woman from Bangladesh. She came to accompany her husband to do UQ study while herself run a Kiosk shop. She was very friendly and inviting for chat even we had approached her many times before. She even mistaken that we met last week but we actually were at Indooroopilly. I just spent time to know more about her but meantime, chipped in gospel message again to reinforce the idea that good person will go to hell like those bad guy as God’s requirement for Heaven is perfect. It was easy to get consensus with people of all races and all religions that we are good but far from perfect. So, it is logical to establish that as a good person, we still have to accountable for those imperfect elements of our life. Our conversation was also meant to be heard by another Aussie girl that Winnie had finished sharing the gospel as a measure of reinforcement. Ishina bid good bye when the bus arrived and said see us next week. So thanks God for being able to establish this sort of friendly relationship with Gospel targets for continuous follow up work.

2. Then I was led to chat with Yolanda an Aussie girl of Catholic background. But her foundation of faith was not biased or polluted by traditional Catholic wrong teaching. She has an active worshiping life style to know God and maintaining a close devotional relationship with God. When asked the diagnosed questions, she shared that she once also had doubt about her assurance of salivation as it was natural to feel inadequacy after conversion. But after positive and active Christian walk by faith through grace. She is now convinced that she has 100% assurance of salvation as it was all the work of Jesus. I followed up on checking her view point about those wrong Catholic old teaching that Mary was born perfect and without sin as such she was near God if not equal to God that deserves our worship and prayer. She is completely in disagreement with this view. I reinforced her understanding by citing why Jesus had to be born by Virgin birth and to show that Mary was just an ordinary woman yet elected to be the earthly mother of Jesus by God’s Sovereign power and plan. It was delighted to note that many contemporary Catholic are embracing Biblical truth despite they have not chosen to leave the Catholic camp. Actually, Yolanda did attend protestant church that is nearer to where she lives. It was just the factor of accustoming to childhood brought up that she once remained in the Catholic church, yet she has more Christian friends from the protestant camp than Catholic background people.

3. Then I caught u with Allan briefly, just in time for a brief sharing of the nutshell of the gospel before his bus arrived. He was very opened to gospel message.

4. Finally, I caught up with a very shy school boy lacking of confident to socialize. He initially did not want to chat using weak hearing as an excuse. I took some ice breaking measure to make him feel relax and then he anyway finished hearing the full gospel. After that, he told me he is a Christian, but did not want to tell me the name of his school and even his own name. I did not press on for this but tried to check if he has got assurance of salvation. He again did not feel comfortable to respond, so I simply explain to him what is assurance of salvation and why it is so important that all Christians should understand and be assured of this or else, it will give foot hole to Satan to give us a fatal attack, wavering out week foundation of faith in Christ.

Battle Log of Winnie :

30/11/21 Toowong

今天下雨,不是很多人搭巴士,加上很多人拒绝接受單張及聽福音,固此今天很清閒。感謝 神的帶領,雖然清閒,但 神都讓我遇到七人傳講福音的機會。

第一位少女,Liane。來自蘇聯。聽完福音及見證後,願意信靠主,找教會。

第二位,越南少女。她説不懂英語,粤语及普通話。但我講的英语,她都能回答。所以我講了重要的福音便離開。

第三位,Vizi。青年人來自印度。當我講完福音及見證後,他願意信靠主,找教會。

第四位,澳洲少女。她説不會信耶穌。我問她如果死後,妳知道往那裏?她沒有回答,跟着我便講述重要的福音给她。

第五位,James ,年青人與他的朋友坐着等巴士。當我傳福音给他時,他已經半醉。他問吸毒,飲酒都可以信耶穌的嗎?我説可以,但一定要認罪悔改,戒除醉酒,吸毒。他咀咒耶穌,我説不能咀咒耶穌,祂是 神,不喜歡人咀咒祂的。我给他單張,叫他在等巴士期間來看看,我便離開。

第六位,Francis。澳洲少女。當我講完福音給她,她説信神,但不信耶穌。我説基督信仰是三一神,聖父,聖子及聖靈。當我想再問她,她是否信耶證。可惜巴士到來,她趕着上巴士。

第七位香港來的年青人,(華)。初時我們是英语交談的,他不願意聽。當我知道他是香港來的,我便用廣東話傳福音给他。我由 神創造萬物天地講起,亞當,夏娃犯罪,一代一代傳下來,我們在母腹中,已经開始是罪人。單張詳述甚麽是罪。神爱世人,祂犧牲獨生子,耶穌基督來到世上,死在十字架上,三天後復活。來拯救我們,付上我們的罪債。這是一份禮物,只要我們信靠祂,口裏承認。我們的罪得赦免。得永生。他聽後,會想想,及閲讀單張。

願 主带领今天聽到福音人仕,認罪悔改,回轉歸向 神。阿們!感謝讚美主!


Tuesday 23 November 2021

Posted by Posted 23 November 2021, 7:30 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 Battle Log for Toowong (Indooroopilly) on Tuesday Nov 23, 2021 from 1330 to 1500

Johnny decided we should try to move our Gospel Outreach field from Toowong over to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. We assembled at Toowong and went in Motorcade. Unfortunately, the Bus stop we intended to go is still under the private land of the Shopping Centre Management. And we had to speak in loud voice in our conversation as such attracting unwanted abuse asking us to leave. After verifying with the police station there, we had to submit to rules and regulation so we wander off to find another open-air space in the back entrance of the shopping mall. There were much less people flow, but God’s grace was still sufficient to let all of us find our gospel conversation target. Johnny especially had 3 very good gospel conversation with two local Aussie and a girl from Taiwan. They all responded positively to the gospel.

During our open-air outreach time, there was rain drifting down, but our prayer was effective to have the rain withheld by God until we finished. Then torrential down pour started to pounder on us when we all were driving our way back home. God is always good and with us to sustain our outreach ministry.

Recap below was is the Battle Log of Hung:

1. I actually had faces consecutively three rejections at the bus stop before the Spirit led me to chat with an Indian boy. He was a willing listener, but the bus came very quick that I could only deliver to him the nutshell of the Gospel and the conclusion that no one , good and bad persons inclusive, can go to heaven unless one is perfect.

2. Lina was a Christian family girl having been baptised as a baby. While having her late lunch, she was very nice to let me share with her the full gospel which she had picked up nitty gritty before but never a complete message. Then I proceeded to test for her assurance of salvation which she cited that she only has 50% certainty she can go to heaven as she feels she is far from perfect. Then I asked her did she think Jesus ‘s work dying on the cross can serve only 50% effectiveness in saving us from the great death of punishment of our sin in hell. She then came to her sense ti should be 100% effective. I then guided her to understand God’s holistic salvation plan work in three folds that does not stop after we received Christ, (Eph 2:10; 2 Cor 1:10) which has in effect given us readily the lost heavenly citizenship 100% upon accepting Jesus as our saviour. But our life is yet to be transformed back to perfection through the work of the Holy Spirit and our willingness to work with God to do His mission of spreading the gospel to end of the world. So, in this transition period, we are bound to not yet perfect, but it won’t affect an Iota of the validity of the heavenly citizen given to us. On top of this, God further promised to make us a masterpiece life that is created first in Christ. During this journey of sanctification, which is biblically expressed as the righteous path we have to transverse in the strength of God, we may made mistake failing to the temptation of the world with Satan’s black hands behind. All we need to do is to admit our sin and go before the throne of God asking for mercy and forgiveness to right from wrong with the help of the Holy Spirit. I encouraged Lina to resume her journey of sanctification by attending church, bible study group and rebuilding personal relationship with God through a devotional life. She showed great appreciation for this chat and took a selfie with me to signify this divine encounter.

3. I approached an elderly Chinese by the name of Chang, he showed impatience to listen to the Gospel and ignored the questions for clarifying his understand of the gospel and if he has full assurance of salvation. I could only leaving him a tract and pray that God will follow up with him to open his lukewarm if not stone heart.

4. Then I approached a local Aussie lady taking a rest for a cigarette. She also showed impatience to chat claiming she is readily a Christian but without evidence as she simply declined to let me talk about Jesus with her. May God have mercy on her.

5. Colin and his girlfriend on the contrary show great receptiveness to welcome for a chat despite they dressed like two hippies, with ear and nose ring and face painting. Both took a tract and was ready to listen but God had another plan and another time for them as the car of their friend had just arrived to pick them up.

6. Then I faced another blunt rejection by a black lady who simply walked away to avoid me despite I still managed to give her a tract and the nutshell of the gospel.

7. Finally, I caught up with Nancy who appeared to be another post-modern atheist girl. But she was still polite enough to let me chat and share the gospel until her friend turned up to meet with her.

Battle Log of Winnie :

感謝 神今天的带领,讓我在 Indooroopilly Shopping Centre 外面,遇上九位人仕,分享福音及救恩。

第一及第二位,Bryan & Ann 澳洲少女,相片中。

第四位,Mitchell 澳洲少女。

第七位,Sherina 澳洲少女。相片中。

第九位,John 澳洲男士,相片中。

以上五位都是基督徒。他們不明白救恩,他們説

 

在天路歴程裏面時常犯错,恐怕不能上天堂。我解释給他們。

第三位,Jean,澳洲女士,相片中。講完福音,巴士到。

第五位,Carl,澳洲青年。在 David Jones 工作。在花園裏吃午餐,所以我有充足時間傳福音给他。他聽後,會想想基督的信仰。

第六位,Bree,澳洲少女,Office worker,相片中。她在燈前等候過馬路。我馬上傳福音给她,講完,燈轉綠,她要過馬路,她説會看單張。

第八位 Peter,相片中。相信他是𤞏太人,信𤞏太教的。他説要守戒律,不是每個人都可以上天堂。我説 现在是恩典時代,耶穌基督死在十字架上,付上我們的罪債,固此我們因信稱義。但他不赞成,講了很多反對理由。我們的説話,越講越分離。我只好説,願 神祝福你。便離開。

今天新的環境,遇到不同的人。新的開始,希望下周會更好。感謝讚美主!


Tuesday 16 November 2021

Posted by Posted 16 November 2021, 10:00 PM by Hung Kwan. Permalink

Operation 513 Battle Log for Toowong on Tuesday Nov 16, 2021 from 1330 to 1500

 

Today, Garry joined Us, namely Johnny, Winnie and Hung to do outreach at Toowong. With the four of us, Gary took the post right under the foot of the pedestrian foot bridge and with all his three gospel signs set up there. The rest of us moved forwards to the Bus stop. The people flow was less than usual, as such Johnny eventually switched to set up his post at the traffic light trying to catch those crossing the road. So only Winnie and Hung were left at the bus stop. Winnie actually had a sore throat today, but she still faithfully came and did not slow down her pace to get to as many people as she can.

Basically, both Winnie and I had enough conversation opportunities to get us fully occupies. Though some of them were reluctant gospel targets but basically, we still sow the many gospel seeds to be reaped by God in His time. As for Gary and Johnny, they both had a more difficult time to stop people down for a chat. But Gary unknowingly had played good team work with us as he had handed out tract to many people who did not stop or pause just for a brief chat but all ended up coming to the bus station, as such Winnie and Hung were able to picked them up for a more thorough gospel sharing conversation.

After we finished, Johnny suggested that may be we shall try Indooroopilly next week where there would be ample of opportunities at the Bus terminal station.

Recap below is the Battle Log of Hung: -

1. Abrade a local Aussie tall guy who was very gentle and polite and was willing to listen to the full gospel. It was a pity the bus came a bit too early before I finished but trust that the message would still be clear and sufficient for him to ponder if he is perfect enough for heaven.

2. Atef, is a Malaysian of Indian origin. His parents are Christian, he was brought up in a Christian family but he is not sure if he has become a Christian yet. I tried to test his assurance of salvation which of course had failed the test. Again, it was a pity the bus came at this moment so could only leave everything to God.

3. A Nameless Aussie girl showed initial reluctance to listen to the gospel, but eventually have patience to finish listening the nutshell of the gospel when the bus came. It was a pity she did not get a tract.

4. A young lady from Mainland China kept emphasizing that she did not feel the need of gospel right now. I nevertheless told her I shared the same view long time ago, but finally after 40 years of searching I found the answer that no one can go to heaven unless that person is perfect. We all have punishable sin to be accountable for and only Jesus can tale our place to receive the punishment. At the end, she agreed to take a tract to ponder on the message I shared with her.

5. Jarvis is an Indian girl yet she was the most open and sincere listener of the day. She came off the bus but willingly stopped under the high noon sun to listen to my full gospel sharing and show great receptiveness.

6. Another Chinese girl also appeared very rejective of the gospel. I reassured her that she was under no pressure to rush for a decision. All she needed to do is to keep an open heart with open mind to hear the gospel first and let the Holy Spirit to work in her heart.

7. Gabby is a Christian girl but typically without assurance of salvation. I clarified her misconception and hope she would know to trust in God for spiritual growth.

8. Kim a funky young Aussie girl who had got a tract from Gary with a brief chat. She appeared a good listener finish hearing the full gospel and showed positive mood to pursue God and his salvation plan.

Battle Log of Winnie :

感謝 神今天的带领,有好的天氣,還给我遇上11人傳講福音及解释救恩。

有四位澳洲青年男女,分别是 Alice, Martin, Emmy, & Jackie. 他們説會想想基督的信仰。

兩位印度女子,Debbie. 及 Heather. 也是會認真想想基督信仰。

Sharon 印尼女子,Sunny 澳洲少女。基督徒,解释救恩。

越南少女,Mimi. 她是佛教徒。我解释佛教及基督信仰的分别。她聽後,會想想這問题。

澳洲少女,Alexia. 她是同性恋者。她说不會信,因她已经是罪人。我解释给她,我們每個人都是罪人,但犯不同的罪。如果信靠耶穌,我們的罪得,赦免,有永生。她说會想想。

日本少女,Ann. 當我講完福音给她,她説 完全明白,會想想基督信仰。

感謝主的恩惠,周日我喉咙痛,咳嗽。開不到聲,不能反教會,但今天可以開聲傳福音,這都是 神的作為。感謝讚美主!


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