"One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness."  (Ps. 145:4-7) 

Like so many powerful Christian ministries, Ambassadors for Christ began as a meeting of concerned people. In 1956 Rev. Moses Chow and Ted and Leona Choy met with Christiana Tsai, the "Queen of the Dark Chamber" in Paradise, PA. The Choys, who worked at that time with International Students Inc. invited Rev. Chow to participate in an upcoming Chinese Bible Study. The event gave birth to ongoing activities including the initial publication of Ambassadors Magazine in the initial publication of Ambassadors Magazine in October 1957. Chinese student ministries gained in urgency and after much prayer for guidance from the LORD, Rev. Chow and the Choys founded Ambassadors for Christ on May 6, 1963.

In 1969 Rev. Moses Chow became Executive Director of Ambassadors for Christ. Under his leadership AFC continued outreach to students and Chinese Bible Study Groups. In addition outreach was launched directly into Europe and Asia via funding and short term mission projects. On June 15, 1974 AFC Headquarters relocated from Washington DC to Paradise, PA, the property having been donated to AFC as a faith step by Christiana Tsai and Mary Leaman in 1966. Over the years, the facility has expanded to accommodate the growing Mainland Chinese Literature and AFC Bookstore operations. In addition the Christiana Tsai Retreat Center, located in the farmhouse at the same location has been continuously updated to house seminars, workshops and retreats. 

The following decade saw God's continued blessings on AFC's ministries. Ambassadors Magazine began more frequent bi-monthly publication. In 1977 Rev. Hoy Him Chan, became Executive Director when Rev. Moses Chow pursued missionary work in Southeast Asia. Under Rev. Chan's leadership the first Directory of Chinese churches, Bible Study Groups and Organizations in North America was published in 1980. Also, during this period the Ambassadors for Christ Bookstore was established.
In 1983 Rev. David Chow was affirmed as Executive Director. That December, Chinese Mission '83, the first triennial Chinese Mission Convention, was held in Washington DC. Under Rev. David Chow's leadership, the Mainland Chinese Ministry Department was established in 1985.

During the next years, AFC focused on establishing campus ministries all across the U.S. in cities such as Dallas, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. In addition, the Chinese Christian Faculty Network is establishing relationships between College and University professors for the purpose of coordinating outreach ministries to students in a much wider sphere of influence.

Recently, Ambassadors for Christ has launched into such forward reaching ministries as the development of a training and discipleship ministry, ministry in Europe, and a Chinese Mission Convention on the US West Coast, and in the South (Houston, TX).

In years to come, focus is sharpening upon ministry opportunities based in Europe and increasing influence in university campuses around the US. Please pray with us as we seek the next steps that God has planned, in order to reach this generation for Christ.

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generation.     Amen."   (Ephesians 3:20 - 21)