LOCATION: Southeast Asia
TRANSFORMATIONAL IMPACT: My dream is to see actors and musicians use their incredible talent to create Christian content for Southeast Asian audiences, while also shining the light of the gospel within their entertainment industry.
MINISTRY FOCUS: The Southeast Asia entertainment industry is full of many vices and hardships—mental illness, identity crisis, political interference, alcohol/drugs/sex, gangs, and other forms of spiritual darkness. Specifically, within the entertainment industry, over 70% of the artists are diagnosed with depression and/or bipolar. Over 60% of female artists are forced by their agencies to show too much skin, which makes body shaming a daily reality for many.
As an entertainment chaplain and musician, out of the 150 artists that I closely work with, about one-third of them are battling eating disorders. All artists are also forced to participate in pagan ceremonies before any live recording, filming, or concert. We now have all our Christian artists gather together to pray before this ceremony.
Despite it being incredibly difficult to build relationships with these entertainers, by God’s divine arrangement, I’m in the centre of their world. I lead a Christian organization for artists that currently has approximately 150 members. We offer online and in-person discipleship training and Bible studies/small groups. By God’s grace, we have multiplied to seven small groups of 10-20 individuals, with over 16 leaders to help me co-lead each group. I baptized six new members last year!
YOUR IMPACT: Your support will help provide counselling, discipleship programming, and small group support for Southeast Asian artists facing tremendous spiritual darkness. You will also spread the gospel to other artists desperately needing Jesus Christ.
MINISTRY HISTORY: Through a miraculous series of events, I went from being in prison (literally) to preaching the gospel in the power of the Spirit. For three years, I led More Than 12 Church in Richmond, B.C., before transitioning to become an entertainment-world chaplain in Southeast Asia. During this time, I developed my own rapping style in Cantonese and Mandarin, rising quickly to become a recording artist. My ministry now extends to artists in the entertainment industry in both Southeast Asia and North America.
- For God to overcome the influences of the spiritual darkness that is so prevalent in this industry.
- For God the Holy Spirit to transform more artists use them to spread the gospel to others.
- For God to protect me as I travel in oftentimes risky situations, while also giving me strength to take care of my mother.