Hong Kong International Scripture Blitz

Sharing God’s Word On Hong Kong’s Campuses

“We had a lot of great conversations with the students,” says Dennis Donnelly, the international team leader for the blitz. However, there were certain communications barriers to engaging the students. The first barrier was language, as many of the students did not speak English. The other communications hurdle was technology. “Three out of every four students were too busy looking at their smart phones to really notice us,” says Donnelly. “They were startled when we offered them a Scripture.”

One such student was a young lady named Annabel. She began asking a series of questions. “They were the kind of questions non-believers ask when they want to argue,” says Donnelly. “However, her tone was sincere, not argumentative. She genuinely wanted to know answers to questions such as, ‘Why is there evil in the world?’” At one point she said, “All beliefs are okay, one just needs to find the right philosophy.”

Donnelly responded by opening the New Testament to Colossians 2:8. The young student gasped when she saw what the verse says: “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.” Donnelly then walked her through the plan of salvation in the back of the New Testament. She wasn’t ready to make a decision for Christ, but she was obviously moved by the message of the Gospel.

For one international team member, there were no language barriers. Tony Chang, from the Republic of China, was used by the Lord to lead five students to Jesus during the blitz.

One teacher whom the Gideons met in Hong Kong was Debbie Lee. As a child, she attended a Buddhist school. One day, Gideons showed up at her school and presented students and teachers with New Testaments. Debbie accepted her first copy of God’s Word, and came to know Christ by reading the Scriptures.

Today Debbie is grateful to the Lord and to The Gideons International for bringing her the good news of Jesus.

Blitz Results

The local Gideons were greatly encouraged to see their Christian brothers come from around the world to share God’s Word in their home city. By the end of the blitz, Gideons had distributed Scriptures at 27 schools and 11 college campuses, totaling over 20,000 Scriptures. Since Gideons first organized in Hong Kong in 1956, more than 1.9 million Scriptures have been distributed there through The Gideons International.

We thank these faithful Gideons who shared copies of God’s Word during the Hong Kong International Scripture Blitz. Please pray those Scriptures will be read and for people to discover the good news of Jesus Christ. ** Process exited - Return Code: 0 ** Press Enter to exit terminal

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