Growing Up in a Concrete Jungle + WholeHearted Wednesdays #69


{Look close and you will see me waving with my mom}

I grew up in the concrete jungle of the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong during the late 1950’s through the end of the 1960’s. There were over four million people packed into this tiny-speck-on-the-map with a total of 400 square miles. That’s small!! My experience was opposite of the physical hardships most missionaries face as we had all the conveniences of a modern city.


Spiritually, the needs of the Chinese people were just as depraved as other mission fields. Without missionaries sharing the gospel, they would face a Christless eternity the same as the natives of Papua New Guinea.

After you share your linkup, stop on over to Missional Call, where I where you can read the rest of my post HERE!!

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Judith lives in the beautiful Pocono Mountains with the most amazing husband for the past thirty-five fleeting years. She has been blessed with seven wonderful children through birth, adoption, and tubal reversal. When her oldest was five, she quit her job on the night shift and homeschooled for over twenty-five years. God has taken the imperfections of her life and keeps turning them into something that can be used for His glory. She writes in her spare time over at WholeHearted Home to inspire and equip women for holy living with joyfilled hearts.


Growing Up in a Concrete Jungle + WholeHearted Wednesdays #69 — 22 Comments

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  2. Judith, your story is such an encouraging blessing. We certainly do need to be looking all around us for those who need to know Jesus. Your remark in the story about the prayerfulness of the missionaries you knew in Hong Kong is certainly something all of us need to work on. God bless you, Gin
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  5. I enjoyed reading your growing up story over at ALittleR&R, Judith. A wonderful blessing! My Maid of Honor in our wedding was a college friend from Hong Kong. I was fascinated with stories of her life and family. Such a different culture from ours, one the needs Jesus. Thank you for sharing!
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  9. Judith…what an incredible story of service. Your parents are an inspiration. How right you are in that we are called to be missionaries and our eyes need to be open to see how the Lord will use us in that fashion. And being a missionary doesn’t mean you have to go to a foreign country. There are needs all around us. Thank you for sharing a sweet part of your life with me today and for the link up. Blessings to you my friend.
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  12. Blessings, Judith! Joy to you in all good things and beauty! I honor you growing up in a “concrete jungle” – not a world I know being a small town country gal. Your insight gained through your ministry there is so valuable in the Kingdom. Blessings as you serve.

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