Set Free from Heroin
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Set Free from Heroin

At first, missionary Jackie Pullinger thought that addicts needed expert care to come off drugs. Then, a 15-year-old addict escaped from the best care and vanished. After a day of weeping and prayer, she began to believe that Jesus could totally heal addicts and set them free from heroin or opium with no withdrawal. This...

The Real World of Discipleship
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The Real World of Discipleship

It's one thing to tell a gangster, “Tell the truth in court,” and another to spend a month's worth of living expenses on an attorney to defend him. Add to that home visitation and prayer and court dates and you have an example of real world discipleship. This is what missionary Jackie Pullinger did for...

Inconvenienced for Jesus
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Inconvenienced for Jesus

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.”...

Gangsters Believe in Jesus
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Gangsters Believe in Jesus

In spite of persistently loving the poor in Hong Kong, missionary Jackie Pullinger still had no converts at the end of the year. None of the older missionaries did, either. But one night, Ms. Pullinger met a Chinese couple with power and vitality. Pullinger knew they had what she was missing and asked them to...

Loving the Poor
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Loving the Poor

The words, “Jesus loves you,” don't mean much to someone who has never been loved or heard of Jesus. To combat this problem, Jackie Pullinger began to greatly invest in the lives of the poor in the Walled City. Loving the poor meant standing in line with them all day to fill out a school...

A City Called Darkness
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A City Called Darkness

One name for the “Walled City” in Hong Kong was Hak Nam, meaning, “Darkness.” Neither China nor England exercised legal jurisdiction over the city. Child prostitutes, heroin and opium addicts, and gangsters lived among buildings so crowded together that the sun could not get through. They had no electricity, no sanitation, and no running water....

God’s Call to Hong Kong
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God’s Call to Hong Kong

How did an ordinary, worldly woman from England end up ministering to Chinese gangsters for 50+ years? In Chasing the Dragon, Jackie Pullinger describes her early life, conversion, and God's call to Hong Kong. Rejected from every missionary society and qualified only as a piano and oboe player, Jackie finally took a brave step of...