At the Walled City Youth Club, addicts were coming to Jesus. However, not everyone was happy about this. One evening, someone broke into the club, destroyed the equipment, and covered the walls and floor with sewage. Pullinger thought about giving up and going back to England. But then, she thought about “turning the other cheek.” She spent the day cleaning up and reopened the club at night.
God's revival in Hong Kong has thus continued for the past 50 years because Pullinger was willing to be inconvenienced for Jesus. In fact, helping others has been the first priority of her life. She didn't see a separation between her life and her ministry.
On the other hand, the “established Church” in Hong Kong would not receive these new converts. They didn't want to be inconvenienced by dirty young boys in their church. They thought the boys were too wicked to be saved. So, for many years, Pullinger labored alone.
Are you, as a lifestyle, inconveniencing yourself to help others?
This message includes a reading from Jackie Pullinger's book, Chasing the Dragon. You can read more about Jackie Pullinger's ministry, and even apply to volunteer in it, by visiting St. Stephens Society. Chasing the Dragon is available for purchase at Barnes and Noble.