Meet Siew Leong Chan, a man in his sixties ministering to Chinese construction workers from Mainland China in Singapore. I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Chan on my recent trip there in December. Every Sunday evening his church, Fairfield Methodist, bus in over 300 of these Chinese construction workers to feed them a simple dinner, give them free haircuts, provide the latest news from China via streamlined CCTV and sharing the Gospel during their Mandarin service. Most of the time Mr. Chan is the one who preaches. Mr. Chan told me that every Sunday they have an average of 30 men come to faith in Christ; over 1,500 in 2010.
These construction workers live in Singapore for up to two years before their contract expires and they go back to China. “Our ministry is very strategic,” Mr. Chan shares with me with a smile. “We share God’s love to them by providing for their physical needs. When they go home they share Christ with their family and friends.” Some of the construction workers who have come to faith are now participating as volunteers at the church, helping with food distribution and haircuts. There are others from the church, such as his wife, who help out as well.
God is reaching Chinese people with his love using Singaporean believers…phenomenal!