Pioneering lay missionary mourned

HONG KONG (SE): A packed St. Andrew’s church in Tseung Kwan O paid a last tribute to a woman that human wisdom may tell us departed from this life too early, but prayed that the light of the wisdom of the Lord who giveth and taketh away will show the path to appreciating the value of what Jessica Ho Oi-chu contributed during her 52 years on this earth.
 
She died on the evening of October 9 and family, friends and associates gathered at St. Andrew’s on October 26 to bid their final farewell.
 
Ho was a trailblazer, but one with a deep faith and finely tuned understanding of participating in the mission of God on earth.
 
In 1980, she became the first lay person and the first woman to study theology at the Holy Spirit...