Allen McClymont & Dr David Harley
Monday 23 September
The church in Asia is growing and is doing so while surrounded by powerful alternative worldviews, both religious and secular. Our focus today is on what the Western church can learn from their experience. We will look at both the particular and the general. We will explore what we can learn from the wholehearted devotion of John Sung a Chinese evangelist, who in the years before WWII, was considered one of the greatest evangelical preachers in the world and was mightily used by God in China and Southeast Asia. We will also consider the challenges facing the church in Asia and the reason why, in many countries, it is growing in spite of those challenges. What are the lessons we learn from our Asian brothers and sisters?
David Harley and Allen McClymont have both served in Asia. Allen and his wife Litsa are members of OMF International, and he is currently one of OMF’s representatives covering London and the Southeast of England. They spent ten years as missionaries in Malaysia, where Allen taught in an interdenominational seminary and where two of their three daughters were born. Prior to this Allen worked in the city as an internal auditor in the investment banking industry. David comes with a lifetime of mission experience. He has served as Principal of All Nations Christian College, Dean of the Discipleship Training Centre in Singapore and as General Director of OMF International. He has written books on Abraham, Exodus, mission and missionary training.