The executive director of an international Chinese mission organization returned yesterday to tell of the fruits during his three-week long mission journey in Ghana, Africa.
Chinese International Mission (Canada) executive director, Philip Leung, stated in his mission report of the rapid influence of Islam in the rural areas of Africa, where at least 1 to 3 mosques were could be seen in countless towns and villages as he drove through hundreds of kilometers from north to south.
“Do I look upon it as an opportunity, a need or even a vision displaying an invitation to go and do something there?” he said. “I strongly feel that we need to do more for the youths who are the targets of Islam expansion and yet also the future of the local churches if we are able to evangelize and nurture them in their spiritual growth.”
Leung expressed that although the journey was strenuous, it was a fruitful one. Not only did the flood relief funds donated by CIM were channeled effectively through WEC to the appropriate areas of need, and he also taught a course on the book of Acts to a group of pastors from all over Africa and a group of students from a Bible school.
Chinese International Missions was founded in 1992 in the United States by Rev. Clarence Pi, who was convicted that the Chinese churches should provide a new worldwide missionary thrust to not just their own kinsmen but also to other ethnic groups cross culturally. In the first 10 years, CIM reached out to overseas Chinese in South Africa, Germany, Brazil and Argentina. Advancing towards the vision of cross cultural missions, the CIM (Canada) was founded in Feb. 2003, under the leadership of Rev. Philip Leung with its base in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.