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Hong Kong

 

Presbyterian World Mission work in Hong Kong was for many years part of the denomination’s mission in China. After most foreign missionaries left China in 1949, Presbyterian World Mission continued to work in Hong Kong through mission co-workers and in cooperation with church partners. We have a mission co-worker serving in Hong Kong today.

One of World Mission’s partners is the Hong Kong Christian Council, which is composed of mainline churches and Christian organizations. Among its founding members is Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China, which has historically been a partner of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Besides programs in church unity and ecumenical relations, the Hong Kong Council of the Church has been involved in establishing shelters for domestic workers from Indonesia and South Asia and in developing environmental study materials for use in churches and schools.

Churches in Hong Kong are united in serving the people and the society. Among their initiatives have been outreach to the marginalized. Special emphasis has been given to ministry to families newly arrived from mainland China for family reunions. Relations with churches in mainland China are strong, with many cooperative program and mutual visits.

Judy Chan
In her work for Presbyterian World Mission, Rev. Judy Chan serves as executive secretary for communications to the Hong Kong Christian Council. Her responsibilities include an ecumenical radio broadcasting ministry, English publications, and liaising with international churches. Her ministry is a joint appointment of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Disciples of Christ and the United Church of Christ Common Global Ministries Board.

Judy served as vice chairperson of the Asia region of the World Association for Christian Communications from 2005 to 2008.

You can read more about Judy Chan’s work on her profile page, which you can find here.

Write to Judy at judy.chan@pcusa.org

Choon Lim, Regional Liaison for East Asia
Choon Lim is the regional liaison for East Asia. Based in South Korea, he provides support for partner churches, strengthens the work of mission co-workers by providing guidance and pastoral care, and implements regional strategies. He has a special focus on North Korea, where people are hungering for food and for the good news of Jesus Christ.  He also works to help effect reconciliation between the two Koreas. Choon is supported in this ministry by his wife, Yen Hee.

You can read more about his work on his profile page, which can be found here.

Write to Choon Lim at choon.lim@pcusa.org

Myoung Ho and Ji Yeon Yoo
As mission co-workers in Hong Kong, Myoung Ho Yang will be a professor of liturgical studies and sacred music in the divinity school, helping prepare future ministers to be effective church musicians and worship leaders. He will be supported in this ministry by his wife, Ji Yeon Yoo.

You can read more about their work on their profile page.

Contact Myoung Ho at myoungho.yang@pcusa.org and Ji Yeon at  jiyeon.yoo@pcusa.org.

 

Christian Family Service Center
Hong Kong Christian Council (HKCC)
Hong Kong Women’s Christian Council
Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China (HKCCCC)