1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

20 November 2010

An Unforgettable Interview with Reverend David Dean


On 26 June, we went to Mong Fook Church in Mong Kok with our teacher and Dr. Michael Leung to interview a Reverend. His name is Rev. David Dean and we asked him lots of questions about Christianity, his work as a missionary, his family and how we should live a Christian life. Some of our questions are as follows:

1.As a Christian, what do you think about those so called “Pseudo Models” in Hong Kong?
2.As drug abuse among teenagers is getting serious, do you think Christianity can help solve such problem? Why?
3.Since pre-martial sex is more common among teenagers nowadays, how will you appeal them to stop doing this?
4.What will you advise us to overcome all difficulties in our daily lives?
5.How will you guide a teenager to follow Jesus?
6.Did you feel any pressure from other people when you became a missionary?
7.Why did you become a missionary? Anything happened in your life that made you want to become a missionary?
8.As a Reverend, what’s your opinion about honesty?
9.Is that possible to be honest all the time as a Reverend?
10.What do you think about white lies? Can you accept it?
11.Do you expect your sons to become Reverends? Do you have any expectations of their careers?

As you may imagine after viewing our questions, interviewing Rev. Dean was a totally new experience for us because we had never asked a Reverend so many questions. We were amazed by Rev. Dean’s answers because he answered our questions patiently and based on what the Bible says to share a lot of opinions with us about honesty, chastity and so on. We were eager to know more about his thoughts.

We all felt that nobody, except Rev. Dean, could share his views about different taboos like teen sex with us openly. We could learn from him about the ways we should do to be good Christians in this world. Now, we all understand that we should live like submarines in the ocean. We are in this world, but not of this world. We should follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ and determine to live a Christian life so that we can all be good witnesses of God to the world.

Was talking to him funny and meaningfully? Of course! It was an unforgettable morning to all of us. It would be great if we could talk to him again to share our ideas with each other once more.

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