Rev Josephine Soon


Amazing love !

How can it be that thou, my God, shouldst die for me ?

I was born and grew up in Malaysia, where my family still live. Malaysia is a multi-ethnic society with a variety of major religions, but public evangelism of Christianity is prohibited. I didn’t grow up in a Christian family nor in a Christian community. Christianity was a mystery to me until I heard about the Gospel and experienced Christian love through the people called Methodists in Kuala Lumpur. I have felt the call to share the gospel with others growing in the deepest part of my heart.

I love people and I love nature too. I was a self-employed Holiday Planner, a nature guide and a Malaysia Tourism Board representative for more than 10 years. I left my life in Malaysia behind and came to the UK in 2003. Although I didn’t have a successful married life and divorced in 2010, I never doubt that marriage is one of the gifts from God to a deeply in love and committed couple.

I have a son, Nathaniel. He was born in Bath, Somerset nearly 12 years ago. A big part of his childhood was living in the seminaries (Cliff College and the Queen’s Foundation) during my training for the mission and ministry.

In the past, I had the privilege to preach and teach regularly not only in the English speaking churches but also in the Chinese Congregations. God gave me a gift of language. I speak English, Malay, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tiochew, Hakka and Taiwan HongKien. I am getting ready to learn yet another new language from all of you: the Black Country language!

My passion is to make Jesus known by many people and to encourage discipleship in the small group meetings. I have both rural and urban church ministry experiences. I am familiar with Methodist traditional worship and ministry as well as open to all the new ways of being church. I believe knowing God loves us and believing that the Lord has chosen us are not the end of our mission. Mission and ministry begin only when we respond; when we use all our heart, mind, soul and strength in response to God’s love and call.

I feel humble to have such a privilege to serve God in this part of the world, together with all God’s people in the Vale of Stour Circuit. I am looking forward to getting to know more about you and our neighbours.

Pastoral Responsibilities

Contact

  • 01384 821854

Availability

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday - study day