Facilitating indigenous leadership; alleviating spiritual and physical suffering, giving hope and dignity to a people feeling devalued and without hope
“Too young and unqualified to join a missionary society, I asked God what to do with my life. ‘Go,’ he replied and repeated this whenever I asked; and when I inquired where, he added ‘Go, and I will lead you. I went. On the advice of a minister I took the cheapest ship I could find, calling in at the greatest number of countries. I got on and prayed to know where to get off.” Jackie, a classical musician from Surrey, arrived in Hong Kong in 1966 and was immediately drawn to the most notorious and dangerous city imaginable – Kowloon’s Walled City. It was into this den of hopelessness and despair that she came, totally unaware of how God would transform her life and, through her, the face of Hong Kong’s Walled City. Jackie has been working with the poor in Hong Kong for over 48 years and has seen remarkable results as lives are changed, healed and restored through finding relationship with Jesus and through the power of the Holy Spirit – there were miracles. Many have gone on to live new lives in Christ and gone to other countries in Asia to share what Jesus has done. Most of her work is with drug addicts, prostitutes, the homeless, young people and street kids. Today this work has been recognized by the Hong Kong Government, by the United Kingdom (she was awarded an M.B.E. by the Queen in 1988) and by the University of Hong Kong which has awarded her an honorary doctorate in Social Sciences. The Hong Kong government gave her some land to establish ‘homes’ which now house and minister to 200 residents (ex-addicts and poor people) at any one time. She has two books: Chasing the Dragon and Crack in the Wall – the life and death of Kowloon Walled City. Jackie reminds us that God’s heart is towards the poor, oppressed and downtrodden. She also reminds us the City of God is a present as well as a future reality, and that reflections of it can be established even in a place like the Kowloon’s Walled City. She longs to see the people of God equipped to take Jesus to the broken and poor with perseverance, endurance, signs and wonders and the heart of Christ.
Liberia Christian Outreach Society invites you to a Women’s Conference with the theme, “Created for Influence”.
It will be held, Oct. 2 & 3, 2015 at North Douglas Pentecostal Church in Victoria. Friday’s October 2nd session 1 starts with check-in at 6:00 pm.Saturday’s session 2 starts with check-in at 8:30 am. Lunch break 12:00–1:30. Session 3, 1:30–2:30. Coffee break 2:30–3:00. Session 4, 3:00–4:30.
Plan to come and be inspired as she tells us about her many years working in the slums of Kowloon’s walled city rescuing drug addicts, prostitutes and gang leaders from a life of addiction, crime and abuse with the power of the Holy Spirit, thus demonstrating how one woman can be a great influence under God’s direction.
More information is available by calling 250-480-6848 or emailing email@example.com
All proceeds will be used for ministry in Liberia.