Leo and Irene Chan

Leo and Irene Chan

A Beautiful Pilgrimage

Life is a beautiful mystery. You realize this when you look back and recount the blessings that Jesus bestowed on us.

In 2009, we decided to return to Canada with our two daughters, who were born in Hong Kong. Then one day, my nephrologist told me I needed kidney dialysis immediately. It made me think and ask myself seriously what I should do for the remaining days of my life. By God’s grace and providence, I was able to complete six years of seminary despite some very difficult times battling kidney failure and cancer.

In 2014, I was graciously offered an opportunity to serve at ACCC (Aurora) as a part-time intern pastor. After my cancerous kidney was removed in 2017, our whole family continued to serve joyfully at ACCC. We experienced extraordinary kindness, acceptance, and generous love, which we did not deserve. At the same time, we maintained our connections with RHCCC’s Workers Fellowship. They taught and showed us how to face tragedy, turmoil and hardship by trusting in Christ. Their loyal Christian love has left a beautiful and indelible mark on our pilgrimage. Praise God for his goodness and his everlasting love!