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Volunteers requested for Hong Kong, Taiwan

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)–Volunteers from a cross-section of church positions are needed in Hong Kong for a summer 1999 evangelistic campaign, said W.H. and Doris Jackson, International Mission Board crusade coordinators in Asia.
With Hong Kong now under the control of mainland China, time for evangelism may be running out, Jackson said.
“Presently we seem to have all of the freedom we have ever had, but we are concerned as to how long we will have this freedom,” he said after meeting with Bill Fudge, IMB regional leader for East Asia, and the president and general secretary of the Hong Kong Baptist Convention.
The Jacksons are asking for 20 to 40 teams from church congregations with eight to 10 people on each team. Preachers, laypeople, musicians, men and women, young and old are encouraged to participate. No experience is necessary; the teams will receive training, Jackson said. The cost of the trip is $1,895.
The Jacksons plan to work in Hong Kong from July 29 to Aug. 9.
“We cannot even imagine what might happen if we fail to accept this earnest call from our Lord and the Hong Kong Christians who are waiting on our answer,” Jackson said.
A similar “pilot project” is planned for Taiwan from Nov. 5 to Nov. 15. Five to 10 volunteer teams are needed.
For more information, call the IMB partnership evangelism office at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at (817) 923-1921, ext. 4871.

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