As Judy Chan’s BCM internship comes to an end in lockdown and she returns home, we will miss her gentle nature and willing presence. She says her year has been full of challenge and opportunity. Please pray for her.
It was a very fruitful year working at BCM, which opened my eyes to many ways to serve people of different ages and share the gospel. The learning experience has deepened my bible knowledge.
Working in different aspects of BCM combined with serving at church has helped me to identify my strength in supporting background work and creative production and my weakness in greeting strangers on the street. Working with evangelists in areas of Birmingham and learning about different cultures has revealed to me this fascinating multi-cultural city, very similar to Hong Kong.
One big challenge, coming from an exotic country, was working in the cold outdoors for many hours. Apart from prayers and courage, a hot water bottle, gloves and hat were my great company. This helped me to appreciate the comfort and warmth at home that I can very often take for granted.
But above all challenges, it is God who gave me the wisdom and strength to continue the journey. It is our mighty God who I need to rely on, not my own ability, especially in evangelism work.
Taking the BCM experience with me into the future, I am returning to Hong Kong to work in interior design. I will continue to explore how churches develop in the future, as well as ways to express the unchanging truth with ever-changing creativity.
In Hong Kong the future looks vague and many are panicking under the new law. Matthew 9 vs 35-38 say: ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.’ May God raise up workers into his harvest field, and guide the lost souls in this age of darkness to find hope.