LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR

EVANGELISM & MISSIONS TRAINING

JackiePullinger
 

JUNE 14-15 2019

 

SCHEDULE

(subject to changes)

FRIDAY | 7 - 10PM
SATURDAY | 10AM - 1PM & 2PM - 5PM
 
 

 


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ABOUT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR

 


SPEAKERS
 

jackie-pullinger square Jackie, who was born in England, decided that she wanted to be a missionary when she was in Sunday School even though she was unclear as to what a missionary was. However, as she grew up, her childhood ambition took a back seat while she found herself studying at the Royal College of Music. It was only when she started meeting regularly with other Christians in a friend’s home that she thought about being a missionary again. Then one night she had a dream.

In that dream she saw a woman holding her arms out. She wondered what the woman wanted; she looked desperate for something. Then Jackie saw the words: What can you give us? After a series of dreams Jackie decided to go to Hong Kong.
She applied to every mission group she could think of, and also church organisations, as well as the Hong Kong Government – but all doors were closed in her face. She was considered too young, too inexperienced, and without the right qualifications. She was about to give up when the vicar of a church in which she once helped told her, against the wisdom of everything she had heard, to go to Hong Kong anyway. So she did. 

In 1966, Jackie gathered up all the money she had and bought a passage on the cheapest boat to Hong Kong she could find. She had only enough money for a one-way ticket so there was no turning back. She found a job teaching at a primary school. She set up a small youth club and many of the boys who came were members of gangs. They eventually began to trust her and believe that she really cared for them. Many of these boys were drug addicts. Jackie eventually opened a home for drug addicts.

Over time, her efforts to show and tell the love of Jesus had an amazing degree of success. As her work grew she found herself able to open a second home. By the time a third home was needed she, with the help of American missionaries, set up the St Stephen’s Society, which continues its work in Hong Kong and South-East Asia today. This society has become one of the most successful drug rehabilitation programmes in the world, rescuing hundreds of young people from a life of misery on the streets.