Dear Prayer Warriors,
Tonight we want to honor God’s Great Goodness in sending His Son to be the 1st Christian Missionary on earth whose “fire” burn on these two thousand years
In year 1964 Missionary John Kuhn from the China Inland Mission graced the opening of the 1st JSM Station in Circuit Road, Chinatown Slum, Singapore
“Straight to the heart of Chinatown he (Rev Peter Ng) went and found the cheapest place available, a haunted house in whose toilet two men recently hanged themselves. He quit his career, rented No. 20A Craig Road, and proceeded to begin a Sunday school, church service, kindergarten, free clinic, tuition, and social relief. Concerned people from established denominations, seminaries, and mission boards volunteered to the cause of the new Jesus Saves Mission (JSM). They scrubbed the floor and walls of joss paper and filth, painted the place, assembled some benches, and on August 8, 1964, held a service at which veteran missionary John Kuhn officially opened JSM.” (Extracted from JSM webpage)
John Kuhn, together with his wife Isobel Kuhn, responded to be Missionaries to China under the behest of James O. Fraser. And James O. Fraser was inspired to serve among the Lisu tribe, by J. Hudson Taylor, the Founder of China Inland Mission.
Two years later in 1966 John Kuhn went home to be with the LORD
But the Missionary fire of sacrifice, fervent prayer & fervent service continued to burn on.
How my heart burned remembering the Great Exploits of J. Hudson Taylor & the effectual prayer life of James O. Fraser. We will quote more about James O. Fraser prayer victory in later chapters
For now I remember Year 1976 when it was a breeze serving as a Student Missioner in Craig Road JSM. Since Ms Liew Kwai Fong was the capable Missioner it was actually a real blessed year for me. That year went swiftly by
Craig Road Mission has the notorious history of two people hanged in the toilets during the Japanese Occupation but after it has been cleansed by the precious blood of Jesus I slept there very peacefully like heaven on earth.
Not so in other Missions or even SOM as we will relate later where we fought fierce battles against the powers of darkness many a night.
From this humble place arose Teachers, Preachers & other faithful members to this day.
I remember in the Student’s Club two faithful sisters called Liew Bee & Kim Yen. Sister Kim Yen later became the wife of Rev. Peter Tan (Pastoring among the Bp Churches. Next year 1977 bro John Goh took over when we were posted to BHS JSM.
Here we see the conversion of Rev James Tan (Pastor of Christ Grace Church). One day I met James and he said, “There is a very quiet person in the congregation who is my “silent Teacher”. I said, “Brother Tuck Keong” and I was right. Today he is Rev. Tang Tuck Keong the Current Senior Pastor of JSM”. God raised up two Teachers for SOM in the persons of Ms Liew & Agnes after graduating from Bob Jones University.
But my heart burned as I read the Great Works of Jesus Christ through all the zeal, the unceasing prayers & the total loneliness and privation of those Missionaries that went before
The Work of Evangelism & Soul winning is the outgrowth of walking with Jesus. And may we never ever forget
“GOD HAS ONLY ONE BEGOTTEN SON. AND GOD MADE HIM A MISSIONARY!”
Amen & Amen!
JOHN KUHN WITH HIS WIFE ISOBEL MILLER KUHN WROTE NINE INSPIRING BOOKS ABOUT THEIR MISSIONARY WORKS
Isobel Miller Kuhn
Isobel Miller Kuhn
Isobel Selina Miller
December 17, 1901
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Died||March 20, 1957 (aged 55)|
|Education||University of British Columbia; Normal School; Moody Bible Institute|
|Spouse(s)||John Becker Kuhn|
Isobel Selina Miller Kuhn, born Isobel Selina Miller, aka, “Belle” (December 17, 1901 – March 20, 1957), known as Isobel Kuhn, was a Canadian Christian missionary to the Lisu people of Yunnan Province, China, and northern Thailand. She served with the China Inland Mission, along with her husband, John, as a Bible translator, church planter, Bible teacher, evangelist and authored nine books about her experiences.
“More about the Lisu Church & the influence of James O. Fraser prayer life later” – Calvin