When I came to Chinese Christian Church in July 1975, we were under the leadership of Rev. John Kao. We had not yet launched any church plants. I was an immigrant student preparing to enter medical school at the University of Toronto. Pastor John and his wife had a big burden for Christian education and building up future generations. Under his nurture, I fell in love with short-term missions. On trips to Brazil, Norther Thailand and Kenya, I witnessed brothers and sisters serving in love and unity.
By the early 1990s, RHCCC had moved to the Bayview campus. As a committed member of this church family, I cherished my cell group. We were long-time friends who experienced different seasons of life and God’s grace together. We supported each other spiritually as the church grew. Later I answered the call to serve in Cantonese worship and Sunday School at Aurora Christian Community Church.
Looking back, I give thanks for my days as an overseas student away from home. I recall my days of anxiety and uncertainty. I remember the turning points in my career. These episodes tell me that we must cling to God and be sensitive to His guidance.