Hello friends and partners, we wanted to send everyone an update on the impact the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) has been having on us here in Hong Kong. As many of you know, the outbreak of the virus originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
It has since spread around the world, with now over 60,000 reported cases and over 1,300 deaths and the numbers are accelerating. Currently there are no approved vaccines or cure.
The situation in Hong Kong is very intense. People are scared. Extreme measures have been taken to avoid the spread of the virus. Schools are closed, businesses are asking employees to work from home, people are avoiding any kind of public event (including church), and everyone is wearing masks.
To cooperate with the schools and government we considered cancelling our church services until this passed. But after our staff prayer two weeks ago we had a God idea! Let’s go to an online only service—and start it off with a 20 min “Kids Church” segment. Then we can do a shortened worship and message and finish with 15 min of all church prayer for our families, city and country.
We asked everyone in the church to let others know about this new online service. We even asked the kids to let their school friends know about the Kids Church segment.
The online-only service views leaped by approx 5 times larger than usual—to over 800 and counting!
After months of violent protests rocking the city of Hong Kong (which are still occurring), people thought things could not get any worse. Then Coronavirus hit the city amidst a worldwide pandemic. Now more than ever, this city is under an all out assault from the enemy to crush the spiritual impact it has on China.
We need your help as we hold the battle line in Hong Kong and carry on the mission. This virus has brought unprecedented backlash from Chinese citizens in Hong Kong and in China against the Communist Government. The future remains uncertain…
How you can help:
1. Send face masks to Hong Kong!
There is a desperate need for medical grade face-masks to prevent the spread of the virus. You can buy masks and mail yourself, or buy online and ship directly to us here. The address is:
30 Wu Shek Kok Tsuen
Sha Tau Kok Road
Fanling, N.T. Hong Kong
We will work on getting any masks received to those who need them most, starting with the believers in our church who are running out.
- Please pray for a cure to be discovered.
- Pray for Hong Kong to remain strong.
- Pray for Faith Family Church to reach unchurched people in an unprecedented way during this crisis.
- Pray for the millions in Wuhan who are suffering, scared and trapped in “ground zero” of the outbreak.
- Pray that God will work for good in this situation–that many will be saved!
Help carry the mission of reaching Hong Kong and China with the message of Jesus through your giving.
You can find out more on the virus and its impact on China with this well made article:
We in the 16 member strong (and growing) Fischer family have laid down our lives for this missions calling, and now are facing that even literally! We ask you to stand with us in prayer and financial support so we may remain here and advance the Kingdom of heaven.
Together, we can make a difference in so many people’s lives we cannot begin to count them all!
Blessings from Hong Kong,
Steve and Sharmin Fischer