Sunday, September 3, began with a run at the Hong Kong race track. The humidity kept me from going more than 30 plus minutes, and I knew we had a long day ahead.
We arrrived at 9:30 for the worship service at 10:00. The church on the seventh floor in one of the many highrise office buildings that cover the island. It was a wonderful experience, and a truly international fellowship. The highlight of the morning for me was the children signing, "Make me a Servant," the theme of my message that morning.
After the services and teaching the adult leaders, "How to build ministry teams," we went to lunch with a couple (unnamed because of their work with mainland church leaders).
They took us to the Jim Lou Boa Korean Restaurant in Beverly Centre. What a spread! From kimchi to dried fish, I was filled with spices and unknown tastes, but satisfied with not only the food but warm fellowship. Kenny and I were amazed at the thousands of people who were in Hong Kong's "times square" to shop and simply meet. NYC has nothing on these crowds.
Lunch lasted until 3:30 when we headed to Kowloon International Baptist Church for the evening services.
There we met Phil and Irene who came to the church in May of this year as they "redirected" their lives rather than retire. Also, the worship leader (from Texas) and youth minister (from Germany) were both Truett Seminary grads who followed God's call to this church. I taught them the story of Jesus washing the disciple's feet. They were gracious in their reception of the message.
Phil and Irene took us to an Italian food establishment in the Festival Walk Mall in Kowloon Tong. We were getting tird by then, and headed home via the Star Ferry. Here's Kenny and Lavern on the boat.
We are headed today, Monday inland to deliver the books you have provided. Pray for safe passage and open hearts for the leaders there.