Serving in Germany
Lewis and Felain were appointed as CBM Strategic Associates in 2012 to join the work of the Chans and Friends of Mission to Chinese in Germany. The team ministers to the large number of students from mainland China studying in German universities, bringing the Good News and love of Jesus Christ to these future professionals who return to China upon graduation.
The Lams grew up in Hong Kong in Buddhist families, but both attended Christian public schools. They came to Canada as students and encountered Jesus through friends and relatives. Lewis served at Wismer Baptist Church in Markham, Ontario as the Cantonese pastor. Prior to that, he worked as a computer programmer. Felain has a background in social work and was a therapist and educational program developer after serving as the Assistant Pastor at Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church. The Lams departed for Germany in 2014 with their son, Caleb.
Latest Ministry Updates
Gospel Camp: Göttingen, Kassel & Marburg are all University cities. The turnover of students are high. To strengthen the passion in spreading the Gospel, we have decided to host a united Gospel camp next June. (Marburg Fellowship is currently led by another missionary.) Praise the Lord, there’s already a church that committed to send a STM team to assist with the Gospel Camp. May the Lord prepare the hearts of brothers & sisters, deliver us from the attack of the evil one, & give us wisdom to seize on opportunities & testify for the Lord. Gospel Point: There is
“…take root below & bear fruit above.” (Isaiah 37:31b) June to August was the first time we came back to Toronto for home assignment since we left for Germany. The Lord opened doors & allowed us opportunities to share our experience at different churches, fellowships & small groups. We shared the ministry challenges & the life stories of believers. There were 2 types of responses to our sharing: 1) The Cantonese congregation were mostly surprised: "The evangelical work for Chinese in Germany is actually quite challenging” “Never thought the spiritual resources in Germany would be in such shortage”
The end of a year and the beginning of another always brought about the busiest change in ministry. It is also the peak season for outreach activities. Christmas Celebration: There were approximately 100 participants at Göttingen fellowship, & 60 participants in Kassel. Some families traveled 2 hours from out of town to attend the gathering. It shows that even though Chinese scatters, they do not lack interest in searching the Christian faith. Lunar New Year Dumpling Banquet: The warmest Lunar New Year tradition in Germany is the dumpling banquet at church, with almost 100 participants. This year’s
“…take root below & bear fruit above.” (Isaiah 37:31b) We all know well the Great Commission – “Make disciples of all nations”. From evangelical ministry to follow up mentorship, from new believers to disciples – this is always the motto of our ministry. During our first year in the mission field, we implemented the traditional discipleship approach. For example, encourage the believers to attend various retreats, & intensive trainings. We believe establishing theological knowledge will support stable spiritual growth. The result however, was not as ideal. We had set our expectations too high & too