Missionary Mei-Mei in Macau

Alumna Mei-Mei Lee, who grew up in San Francisco and served for eight years as a missionary in Macau with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), came to EAST to obtain her Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies over a decade ago. Back in 2009, Mei-Mei applied to a Baptist college in Singapore for a full-time program but was unsuccessful as the college lacked the resources to offer her a full-time program. At the time, CEF had given her only two years of study leave to complete her degree. By God’s divine appointment and her mentors’ recommendation, she applied to EAST instead and though EAST may not have been her first choice for theological studies, it was God’s choice for her. According to Mei-Mei, “God’s choice is the best choice!”

What Mei-Mei appreciates about the equipping at EAST is that EAST takes a wholistic approach, having a balance between the “head” (academics), “heart” (relationship with God, attitude) and “hands and feet” (practical ministry application).

As a Regional Trainer, she has travelled to various countries to conduct training for teachers and admin staff in an online finance reporting tool. But since Covid-19 pandemic started, she has made her home an office. Her main role has changed from a Regional Trainer to Chinese Literature Coordinator and that involves coordinating Chinese translation projects. Interestingly, even though the pandemic has caused many ministries to slow down, the translation ministry team has grown instead. People being homebound has given them more time to work on translation projects.

Being an American Chinese, Mei-Mei confided that handling Chinese materials is not her strength. However she faithfully serves the Lord in her current role and does so by drawing on God’s all sufficient grace.

The verses 2 Cor 12:9-10 “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me… For when I am weak, then I am strong.”, are strong reminders to Mei-Mei that so long as she is available and willing, God can and will use her.

Some prayer points Mei-Mei shared include:

  1. Pray for Mei-Mei to have godly wisdom in coordinating and managing a group of mainly volunteers from various countries to be accurate and efficient with translation projects and to be able to meet next February’s deadline for publishing the teaching curriculum and children’s materials.
  2. Pray for protection and health for her family back in the USA and especially salvation for her parents.
  3. Pray also for God’s timing for her to return to the US for furlough (hopefully next Mar/Apr).

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