Brother Daniel Yu received God’s calling when he was drawing near to God. He was determined to leave his stable job as a nurse and preach His words.
God has commissioned him to glorify Him, revive the church, bring many to Christ, and take the path of suffering.
In 1968, God revealed to Daniel His purpose, letting him see the preciousness of the church in God’s heart from creation to eternity. This vision he can never forget. Soon afterwards, he started the church after God’s heart in a small village in Shatin, Hong Kong. Thus a revival and restoration movement began!
In 1970, Daniel and a group of brothers and sisters started the work in Jordan Valley, Kowloon. They had meetings on the rooftop of a residential building. In just nine months, they gathered 40 believers.
Then, the work in Lam Tin began with preaching the gospel to students in an elementary school. There they experienced tremendous joy of bringing many students to Christ.
Later on, Daniel was clear about the truth that sisters should be allowed to voice out in break-bread meetings. Consequently, he was not able to continue to serve in that elementary school. So, he had meetings in a wooden hut on a mountain in Lam Tin.
Modest was the resources, yet great was God’s presence, which attracted brothers and sisters to attend meetings consistently. God continued to add numbers to the church.
After a prayer meeting under the wind and rain, God led Daniel to start the work in Tsuen Wan, beginning a new stage for the church.
We rented an elementary school (situated on a rooftop) for meetings and preached to many children. In 1976, God opened an effective gospel door. Over 200 students accepted God, and later on it spread to other campuses. Thus a revival was brought forth among high school students.
God used the brothers who taught in an evening school to bring forth a revival among the factory workers. In two years, the number of believers increased from 20 to 200. They loved one another, desired to draw near to God, and were glad to diligently work for the church. Later, they set foot on different parts of the world to build the church in different countries.
In 1980, we rented a meeting place in Kwai Fong and practised the truth of “one city one church”. The prayer meetings were filled with God’s presence; the whole meeting place was often crowded with brothers and sisters who did not want to leave. Due to the great number of brothers and sisters, we had to arrange two sessions for Sunday meetings.
In the sports field nearby, many brothers and sisters gathered together in small groups to draw near to God. Many received God and we experienced a great revival—300 converted in two weeks. However, as revival came, so came the waves of slandering.
Macau was the first city we set foot on as we began to preach to overseas countries. We were so poor that we could not even afford any proper accommodation. However, later on we were able to start an evening school and preach to the refugees from Vietnam. In 1983, we started preaching in China and Taiwan. In 1984, we began the work in Singapore, and we sent a team to serve in India. In 1985, we started churches in Sacramental, USA. In 1986 we started in London, England, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Vancouver, Canada.
In 1984, a group of young brothers and sisters from Hong Kong who came from a humble background applied to work in Singapore as factory or construction workers. Having these jobs allowed them to stay in Singapore. They did not speak Mandarin well, let alone English, but they had pure faith in God; they were passionate to preach the gospel, and were not afraid of the language barrier. By faith, they started God’s glorious work in Singapore.
Back then, this group of brothers and sisters worked and stayed together in dormitories. They preached the gospel in factories to their fellow workers, which included Singaporeans and Malaysians. Later, these believers returned to their hometowns and started the church in Kuala Lumpur and Sandakan, Borneo.
In 1999, we established Light and Love Charity, being zealous for the good work and committed to serve the community.
God strengthened brothers’ and sisters’ hearts through the visit of mature brothers and sisters from overseas who taught us how to design a daily schedule. This allowed us to live with God everyday and walk the everlasting way. “Sweet Daily Living” includes shouting for joy, singing and worshipping, praying, reading the Bible and meditating, etc. We integrated these practices in our daily schedule. With good design and arrangement, we were able to live out the truth, exercise faith and enjoy God’s love throughout the day. Through this, brothers and sisters are able to have breakthroughs in their spiritual conditions.
As our 2nd Generation grew up, they expanded the scope of our English fellowship. In recent years, many young brothers and sisters matured in their spirit and became our precious coworkers. They pursue and serve especially in the English-speaking world. Other than serving locally, they also started to support the work in the regional non-Chinese countries such as South India and other Southeast Asian countries like Myanmar. Mission teams are organised to go into the world, teaching brothers and sisters to practice the truth, passing on the vision and reviving the churches.
In the days ahead, we look upon God to open an even wider gospel door for us across all age groups in Singapore. May He use brothers and sisters in different regions to cowork together to move forward and to cause more people from different cultures to know and experience God. Let’s work together!