This week we read the book Chasing the Dragon by Jackie Pullinger. I am amazed at her grit, commitment and dedication the her calling as she ministered in the Walled City in Hong Kong. In reading chapter 10 “Try Jesus” I was captivated by her determination to reach the hardest and dangerous Chainwan drug lords. She was fearless in her approach to request to meet with each of them by name and go into deep dark places to shine light and love. Jackie earned the gang members respect by her bold approach to sharing the gospel. Her introduction to Chainwan began with a young man named David. He had been granted a second chance by a judge and had his court case dismissed. In doing so,David committed to follow Jesus. It was through David that Jackie met his Daih Lo (Big Brother) who was street nicknamed “Jesus”. Jackie’s boldness can be witnessed in this exchange she had with David in the coffee shop:
““Who is your daih lo, David?” I asked. He looked terrified and shifted about on his plastic seat. “He won’t want to see you.” “But what is his name?” I persisted. “His nickname is ‘Jesus,’” David said out of the side of his mouth, hoping that the others sitting there had not heard him reveal all. “But he won’t want to see you.” “Why don’t you ask him? If you’re going to be a Christian, you can’t follow two different leaders called Jesus. You must decide which one.”” She wanted to meet Jesus to let him know that David was no longer going to be in his gang and that he was leaving the crime behind to follow the real Jesus. In doing so, she shared the gospel with Jesus and he accepted Christ and told all of his “disciples” and they wanted to meet with her to hear the gospel also. Not only did they accept Christ but they received the gift of speaking in tongues. The chapter continues to go on about how more and more drug lords were having her preach in their dens and peoples lives were being transformed and changed.
As I read this it actually encouraged me and reminded me that it is the work of God that brings forth salvation. Our participation is just to be bold and willing to share the gospel with everyone and let them know “Yeh sou ngoi nei”- Jesus Loves You! Jackie’s stories and dedication to minister in Hong Kong has truly blessed me. We are all called to be a vessel and a bearer of the kingdom. The great commission is for all of us not a certain few. We all have a part to play in making sure that everyone all over the world has had a chance to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. If you have read the news recently, there has been much chatter about american mega pastors soliciting funds to purchase million dollar planes “for evangelism”. Yet I read a portion of Jackie’s story where she caught the minibus and walked long miles in the streets to meet people and share the gospel message. It proves that the gospel is complete in and of itself. It does not need any grandstanding. Just an open and willing servant to say “send me lord I will go”!
 Jackie Pullinger et al., Chasing the Dragon (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2010), 135.