The focus of the Rees
Mission in recent years has been to bring the gospel
to “Filipinas” working in Hong Kong. This work continues
to be essential, since there are now more than 100,000 people
from the Philippines working in Hong Kong. Most are women,
working as “domestic helpers.” Ben is currently the only
elder and preacher in the church. There have been very few
male church members over the years, because few Filipino
men are able to find jobs in Hong Kong.
Many work in very difficult situations and bringing the
Gospel of Jesus Christ and his love is a great encouragement
to these people.
Most have no family close at hand, their families are in
the Philippines, thus creating a Christian community for
them is a major outreach for Ben and Karen.
In addition most come to Hong Kong on a temporary basis
to make a living and eventually return to the Philippines
or go to other countries. So the ministry is carrying out
the commission of our Lord, to spread the Gospel to all
parts of the world.
Ben is also the main teacher and coordinator of Bible teaching
in the church. Karen does a lot of the counseling since
most of members are women. She is also kept very busy helping
members with a wide range of employment problems.