PLUC celebrated her 15th anniversary last September and we are grateful to the Lord for the many years of His faithfulness in calling us to connect and journey with homosexuals, an “unreached people group”. This term is used in Christian missions to refer to “a group that lacks enough followers of Christ and resources to evangelise their own people”. Can you see how the homosexual or even the transgender is someone from an unreached people group?
We are grateful for the pioneers who have ministered to this unreached group. In fact, the ministry of PLUC is possible today because back in 1973, Frank Worthen, a faithful Christian father formed the irst “ex-gay” ministry in the United States. This was the same year that gay militants pressured the American Psychiatric Association (APA) into “normalising” homosexuality and removing it from theoicial list of mental disorders. Frank’s motto for ministry was simple: “Freedom from homosexuality through Jesus Christ.” But sadly he passed away on February 11 this year, at the age of 87.
Frank and his wife, Anita, founded the Bagong Pag-asa ministry in the Philippines. They prayed a long time for the ministries in Asia before God opened the door here. I am blessed to have met and spoken to them both, and Frank also personally gifted PLUC with his latest (and last) book “Destiny Bridge”. Even today, I stand amazed at how the Lord called him to start a movement among homosexuals proclaiming that “change is indeed possible” because of Christ. His own life is an inspiring example of one who has been redeemed and restored by the Lord.
Besides Frank, we also lost another pioneering igure this year – Dr. Joseph Nicolosi,who died on March 8 at age 70. Nicolosi, a clinical psychologist, had been “the voice of the minority”. His research maintained that people were naturally heterosexual but that childhood trauma, or possibly growing up with a domineering mother and a detached father, might lead to homosexuality. Just in the space of 2 months, the kingdom of God has seen the loss of these two giants who have contributed so much in helping many discover their own identity in Christ and have the opportunity to be “a new creation” in Him. Indeed, these are the giants on whose shoulders PLUC stands. And through building on their pioneering efforts, we can today take the message of freedom in Christ further with this unreached group.
To go the distance, we need YOU to come alongside us. PLUC has always been “the minority of the minority”. What do I mean by this? Very few of those who have been transformed by the Lord may actually “come out” and share their testimony as they are in the minority. However, we at PLUC have “come out” despite the challenges ahead and have become the voice of hope. In this way, we are “the minority of the minority”. As such, we want to partner with you – individuals, churches, educational institutions and organisations – to develop a signiicant “voice” in a world that is constantly sucked into humanism and liberalism.
PLUC wants to appreciate Rev. Wong Yin Ming and her church last year for their partnership in co-organising our seminar “Man or Woman? Gender Identity Confusion” in conjunction with our 15th anniversary. As I look back on PLUC’s milestones over the last 15 years, I am movedto tears to see the faithful hand of God. I am grateful that we have been able to stand irm on our conviction that freedom from homosexuality is possible through Jesus Christ, and for this reason we have clearly identified PLUC’s three-fold mission to relate to, advocate for and educate on individuals struggling with same-sex attraction. Our newly-deined mission is detailed below. We are called to be agents of truth and grace. Would you heed this call and engage with us today?
弗兰克与妻子安妮塔在菲律宾开始了BagongPag-asa事工。在上帝还未开启亚洲同性恋事工的门之前，他们已祷告了许久。我有幸遇见他们，并和他们交谈。弗兰克把他最新，也是最后的一本著作《命运桥》赠予PLUC。 时至今日，我仍惊讶上帝对他在同性恋群体中服事的呼召，他宣扬“因着基督，改变是可能的”。他经历上帝的救赎与赦免 ，他的生命鼓舞人心。
PLUC在此感谢Rev Wong Yin Ming以及其教会，于去年与我们联办“男人或女人？性别困扰”讲座会，并庆祝PLUC十五周年庆。回顾PLUC过去15年的旅程，我看见上帝信实的手（带领），心里深受感触，热泪盈眶。我为着PLUC至今能够坚守信仰而感恩，确信同性恋问题透过耶稣基督这份礼物而得自由是可能的。为此，PLUC有了清晰的三重使命，就是连接、倡导和教育那些同性相吸的挣扎者。更多有关这一新使命的内容，本期通讯将一一分享。