Francis Chan Moving to Hong Kong to ‘Bring Relief, Share the Gospel, and Plant Churches Among the Ultra Poor’

Francis Chan speaks at Together 2018 held in Fort Worth, Texas. | (PHOTO: TOGETHER 2018)

Bestselling author and Bible teacher Francis Chan has revealed God is calling him to move to Hong Kong to “bring relief, share the gospel, and plant churches among” the “ultra poor.” 

Days after announcing he and his family are moving to Asia in February 2020 to become international missionaries, the Crazy Love author identified the exact destination: Hong Kong.

“Nine years ago, while we were in Hong Kong, Lisa and I both felt God was calling us to move there,” Chan wrote in an online update, adding that they enjoyed their “dependence on God in unfamiliar, uncomfortable places.”

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But at the time, the pastor said he felt God tell him there were two things he had to do in the United States before he could go anywhere else. “He wanted me to display a different picture of Church and a different picture of marriage/family,” he explained.

In obedience to God’s requirements, Chan said he penned two books: Letters to the Church and You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity and noted, “I have tried to live those messages out, giving those around me an example of what I wrote about.”

In 2010, Chan stepped down from Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California, after the focus turned to him and not the Holy Spirit, before taking his family overseas to India, Thailand and China.

For the past nine years, The Chan family has been in San Francisco, where they started We Are Church, a house church network which has grown to 25 pastors, two of whom are now part of his family and plan to move with him.

Two months ago, Chan was in Myanmar traveling “from hut to hut with a translator, sharing the Gospel with people who had never heard about Jesus.” The more he did it, the more he realized he wanted to do this for “the remainder of my life.”

“When I considered the need and opportunity, I knew I wanted to be based in Asia,” he said. “I also have an opportunity there to work with the ultra poor (living off less than 50 cents a day)—to bring relief, share the gospel, and plant churches among them. When I compare that opportunity to things I currently do in the States, the Kingdom profit seems much greater overseas at this point of my life.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett

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