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Francis Chan Forced to Leave Hong Kong, Visa Request Denied in Aftermath of Communist Takeover

Randy Mancini 57 Jan 26

Chan presented several questions to his house church members:

*Are you really not prepared well enough? *Some of you guys have been Christians for years, and you've been discipled, and you have your Bible, and yet you don't feel like you're ready?

*Is the reality that you don't have enough information, or you don't have enough faith?

"I have faith in you," he emphasized. "I have peace in my heart because I know that the Holy Spirit will be working. Although I believe God is having me go back to the U.S., I think this a great season for you to be pushed and stretched. And so, I'm going to go with the power of the Spirit. We've got this. I've got more sources for equipping than the early church did. I have so many resources online, so much knowledge available. I have the Scriptures right before me, a huge advantage."

Additionally, Chan is uncertain if Hong Kong's current government, which is heavily influenced by the Chinese Communist Party, will permit his return.

He told church members, "I (and you) just need the faith believers had back in Paul's time - demonstrated in the power of the Holy Spirit."

Chan caused quite a stir in 2010 when he announced to his congregation at Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California that he was resigning as lead pastor of the church he and his wife founded.

They then founded the house church movement called We Are Church, which is based in Northern California. Chan has also authored books such as Crazy Love, Letters to the Church, Forgotten God, and You and Me Forever.

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