Corner of Crown & Albion Streets, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia
Photo by Albert Chiu



The stained glass windows of CPC's auditorium.

Pastoral Letter 9th June 2024

Pastor Wai Leung Chung

Time flies. I have been part of the CPC family for almost five months now. I am very grateful for the care, encouragement, and prayers from brothers and sisters, church leaders, elders, and other pastors over these past few months, which have helped me gradually integrate into this community.

I still remember the first time I preached, a sister’s words encouraged me to boldly step onto the high pulpit. Another time, I found that I had forgotten to bring the remote control for the slides while I was singing praise on the pulpit. As I was heading from the pulpit to the control panel, a brother caught me and prayed for my sermon.

In the blink of an eye, I have preached more times this year than the total number of times I preached during internships at various congregations over the past three years. Today marks my seventh time standing on the pulpit in the church's auditorium, continuing to proclaim God's word with fear and trembling.

The Apostle Paul exhorted and encouraged his spiritual son Timothy in this way:

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15

Have I correctly handled the word of truth? Have I done my best? Can I be unashamed? I have much room for improvement. I welcome everyone's feedback so that I can improve.

Apart from serving on the pulpit, as a youth pastor, I need to invest time and effort in shepherding young people, whether they are Cantonese-speaking high school students, university students, or working youths within the church, or Cantonese-speaking university students on campuses. Thank God, after more than four months of getting along, I have started to become familiar with the youth in the church fellowship and understand more about their lives and spiritual conditions. On the campus side, thank God, after a semester, I have established relationships with the Cantonese-speaking university students, volunteers, and co-workers in three university fellowships.

The Apostle Peter exhorted church leaders in this way:

"Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." 1 Peter 5:2-3

Have I shepherded these youths well? Have I cared for them according to God's will? Am I willing and eager? Have I been setting a good example to them? Just like preaching, I still need much improvement.

Finally, I want to once again thank God for His care and protection, and also thank everyone for your care, encouragement, and prayers. May we work together to build a Christian community with Christ as the head.




使徒保羅這樣勸勉、鼓勵他屬靈的兒子提摩太:你當竭力在神面前得蒙喜悅,作無愧的工人,按着正意分解真理的道。提摩太後書 2:15





彼得前書 5:2-3



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