2 – Hong Kong
3 – U.S.
1 – Israel
History of Chosen People Ministries in Hong Kong
Chosen People Ministries has had a warm and supportive relationship with Hephzibah Evangelistic Center, an independent local church in Hong Kong, since the 1930s. This church is deeply committed to support Jewish missions and gives 10% of their regular offering income toward evangelistic work among God’s chosen people.
During early 1990s, former CPM president Sam Nadler visited Hong Kong and began strengthening relationships between Chosen People Ministries and Hong Kong believers. Later, present president Mitch Glaser visited in 1998 and was likewise warmly received. Since then, Dr. Glaser has returned almost every other year, sharing at different services and public meetings. These meetings received good responses.
In the meantime, several Hong Kong believers joined the Summer Training and Evangelism Program (STEP) in New York City. Two of them, Gershon L. and Mark Lam, with encouragement from Dr. Glaser, went to The Moody Bible Institute for the special one-year Jewish Studies Program. Gershon and Mark have remained in fellowship with Dr Glaser and have assisted Mitch greatly during his visits to Hong Kong. A shared dream of setting up a Hong Kong office of Chosen People Ministries began to grow.
In the fall of 2007, Chosen People Ministries Hong Kong has finally come into being. Gershon and four other people form the board of directors. Mark Lam serves as the Executive Director. Their main goals in Hong Kong are reaching Chinese churches and other Christians about issues relating to Jewish evangelism and culture, praying for Israel and her salvation, holding missions trips and seminars and helping raise finances toward Chosen People Global Ministries.