IM Announces Commissioning of Global Servants Emerson and Ivy Wu on August 18

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IM Announces Commissioning of Global Servants Emerson and Ivy Wu on August 18

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/31/13)—Emerson and Ivy Wu, two of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) appointed development workers, have reached the final phase of preparation before IM sends them to Macau for full-time ministry service. IM is delighted to announce that the Wus will be commissioned by the IM Board of Directors on August 18, 2013.

Rev. Hopeton Scott, IM Board President, will preside over their commissioning service. It will be held during the Sunday morning worship service at the Karl Road Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio on August 18 at 10:30 am. All are welcome to attend. 

“We are excited and thankful for this day to come,” commented the Wus. “By God’s grace and power, the prayers and financial support of His people and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we are ready to go. Our affairs in the United States have been attended to, we have nearly completed packing the few things that will go with us, and we eagerly await the Lord’s direction in the work He has for us in Macau.”

The official commissioning of the Wus opens the door for the couple to move to Macau, a special administrative region of China, and begin their service in partnership with the Macau Bible Institute and the Evangelize China Fellowship (ECF). They expect this move to take place in September 2013.

As IM development workers, the Wus will assist in the training of young Christian workers at the Institute. In partnership with ECF, they will assist the ministries of the Grace Community Chapel and Orphanage and youth outreach in Macau. They will also help to promote ECF and IM’s work with partners in Mainland China.

“God has prepared Ivy and Emerson to serve in Macau in a critical time when the city cries out for assistance to provide direction and hope to the young generation who is captive to the casino culture,” remarked Ben Chan, IM area director for East Asia, India, Hong Kong and China. “Please pray for them to have the wisdom and strength from God to transform Macau in partnership with churches and Christian organizations there.”

Individuals and churches may learn more about the Wus and their ministry in Macau, their journals and opportunities to participate in their ministry as part of their Partnership Network on the IM website: Click on PEOPLE, then click on Wu. The Wus may be emailed directly at

For more information, contact Catherine Nold:

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