348 was the name and street number of the largest disco in Hong Kong. The owner, 洪漢義, was a big brother of the underworld, and a big-time gambling boss and drug dealer. He had been in prison for 10+ years. Yet he became a Christian in 2001, and has since brought many of his associates to Christ. He is now opening a business to treat a variety of illnesses with electricity, hoping to provde a legitimate way for many of his associates to make a living.
His associate, [高飛] 林澄皋, was another big drug dealer who spent 20+ years in prison. They have chopped people, shot people, ... His wife, Susana, was an investigator with the ICAC. She was imprisoned for some violations over sick leaves. They met and were married in prison. They were both baptized yesterday.
Their stories are in the Apply Daily (蘋果日報) today. I don’t normally recommend people to read 蘋果日報. But I will make an exception today. The stories are on page 2.
Their stories would have been hard to believe if they were not real. But my wife and I have had the privilege of meeting them, hearing from themselves and those who knew them. We saw how they worship and try to live in the will of God. I pray that God will continue to guide them. To reconcile people with themselves, and with God.