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Chasing the Dragon author Jackie Pullinger to speak at GO2013 mission festival

The GO2013 mission festival in Gerards Cross this May carries the theme Healing A Broken World, and Hong Kong drug ministry pioneer Jackie Pullinger is among the headline speakers ...

Jackie Pullinger, missionary to Hong Kong’s drug addicts and gang members, will be giving her first-hand account of how the Gospel brings healing to a broken world, at the mission-focused GO2013 festival from 3-6 May 2013 in Bulstrode, Gerrards Cross.

Made famous by her biography, Chasing the Dragon, 21-year-old Jackie Pullinger landed alone in one of Hong Kong’s darkest drug dens. Since then, Jackie and others with her have worked, prayed and made an uncompromising stance for Jesus’ power to heal and deliver from addiction.

She has seen hundreds of addicts, prostitutes and hardened criminals come to Christ through her prayer-filled drug rehabilitation programmes. Today her organisation, St Stephen’s Society, houses around 300 people at various stages in their withdrawal from drug addiction.

Jackie Pullinger will be speaking on the mainstage and leading seminars during the GO2013 weekend, entitled Healing a Broken World. The exciting line-up of speakers also includes Andy Hawthorne (Message Trust) and Elliot Tepper (Betel). Lots more information about the event is available on the website

One of the event organisers commented: "As we begin 2013, there is no doubt that the world is broken and we need the power of the Gospel to fix it. Jackie is a great example of someone who allowed God to use her in amazing ways. But we can all be part of God’s plan, and the GO2013 festival aims to inspire and equip us to each share God’s healing in brokenness both close to us and across the world."

The GO2013 festival is organised in partnership with Christian Vocations, Gospel for Asia, Mission-Net, OM, OMF International, Redcliffe College, WEC International and Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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