Hongkong

 

Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system would not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the next 50 years. (CIA)


1. The youth of Hong Kong can easily come in contact with Christianity through evangelism in campuses and through evangelistic ministries. But according to one research, the evangelism of a youth who enters the work force only translates to a 3-4% success rate, and most of the Christian youths base their faith on feelings and experiences, and not rooted in the Word of God. Among the youth, 13-16 year olds are the most difficult to evangelize into the church, causing a vacuum in the young teenage sector of the church.

2. In recent years the youth of the post 80s generation have emerged, voicing dissatisfaction towards the Hong Kong government. According to one report, the youths of Hong Kong are especially indignant towards issues such as economic inequality, education policies and overpriced housing…etc. In reality, the post 80s youth will soon become the future of the Hong Kong society.

3. The roles Christian youths are playing in Hong Kong churches and organizations are unapparent, let us pray for the next generation of youth leaders, that the Lord will raise up youth Christian leaders who have the courage to carry the cross, who are equipped with theological education, and a heart for world evangelization. Pray that they will carry the baton from their seniors in faith, and spread the gospel in the e-generation powerfully, saving souls and constructing the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

1. Hong Kong is prosperous in terms of wealth, people lives a materialistic life and believers tend to be laidback. The spirit of cross in pioneering and suffering in the early church is diminishing. Instead, the Gospel of cheap grace is preached. Believers are gradually losing the vision and passion for evangelism, and the church has become a socializing venue.

2. Secularism is on the offence against the church. As believers face materialism, hedonism, the progressively liberal and twisted values towards sex…etc, it is extremely difficult to seek a Spiritual life before the Lord, churches are facing numerous difficult issues with pasturing.

3. With the various denominations in Hong Kong, each is holding to their own theology, systems, and worship styles. Each denomination is self-governed, and though there are no serious conflicts between denominations, there is still a lack of unity.