The identity of the author has been kept anonymous due to the political situation in Vietnam and the government’s restrictions on Evangelical Christianity. This is more fully described in the book.
AJ was converted to Christ at the age of 19 from a completely unchurched background. Soon after his conversion he experienced the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and almost instantly became an avid witness for Christ.
He says, “From the night I was filled with the Holy Spirit I knew that I was called to serve Jesus and for the rest of my life was going to preach the Gospel to people everywhere.”
It soon became apparent that AJ had a call of God on his life and eight months after being saved he entered Bible College to prepare for a life of ministry.
It was in that first year of Bible College that the he began to realise the missions dream and at the end of that year, three weeks after his marriage, with his new bride, they went on their first missions trip.
AJ and his wife have raised five children, have 13 grandchildren and continue to faithfully serve Christ. After 45 plus years they are still travelling into nations preaching the Gospel, especially into their beloved Vietnam where they’ve been visiting and ministering for over 22 years.
An encouraging word from AJ the author
In “Faith, Love and Hope,” AJ shares an inspiring and extensive memoir detailing the powerful move of the Holy Spirit in Vietnam, that began in 1988 and has continued to grow as he and his wife have served in ministry to the nation over the last 22 years. His passion and commitment to see the transformation and building of the church in Vietnam is evident, as the testimonies of AJ and the other men and women who are leading the House Church Movement which make up “Faith, Love and Hope” truly embody what the Apostle Paul meant in his letter to the church in Thessalonica:
We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV)
“Faith, Love and Hope” is a rousing story of being cast forth into the harvest field, as a laborer of love, demonstrating what God can do with each of our lives when we embrace the adventure of knowing that while we may make our plans it is the Lord Who is determining our steps (Proverbs 16:9). You cannot read AJ’s book and walk away without a passion to pray for those in the mission field, and stirred in hunger for the manifest presence of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide not only your ministry, but your life.
AJ is a consummate leader, minister and encourager of the body. Through sharing the breakthroughs, challenges, miracles and growth of the Vietnamese church we are invited into his testimony of Jesus in that nation, releasing the spirit of prophecy and encouragement for us to likewise experience revival in our day and age and encounter the power of the Holy Spirit to do what we could never do on our own (Revelation 19:10).
Receive an impartation as you read the pages of this book of the fiery love of God that will set you ablaze to impact your sphere of influence with the power and presence of God to see the lost saved, set free, and delivered to walk in purpose and destiny.
Dr. Ché Ahn
President, Harvest International Ministry Founding Pastor, HROCK Church, Pasadena, CA International Chancellor, Wagner University
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