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Former Megachurch Pastor Chan Going to Mission Field

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by Tré Goins-Phillips, Faithwire

Pastor and best-selling Christian author Francis Chan announced last week he and his family are moving to Asia in February to become international missionaries.

Chan shared the revelation while speaking at Azusa Pacific University during a weekly chapel gathering on the California campus. The Crazy Love author said he and his wife, Lisa, whom he marred in 1994, made the bold decision after visiting Myanmar a few months ago, where they traveled from hut to hut with a translator explaining to natives who Jesus is and what it means to be a Christian.

“These people had never even heard of him,” Chan said. “And the eagerness, the way they listened, seeing people get baptized — it was just like, ‘Wow, what do we do on a normal day that even compares to this?’”

On the airplane ride back to the US, Chan recalled, he told his wife he believed it was time for them to move out of the country because he’s been “fishing in the same pond my whole life and now there’s, like, thousands of other fishermen at the same pond, and our lines are getting tangled and everyone’s fighting over stupid things.”

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