There are currently 28,000 international students at Sydney University, around 18,000 of them from mainland China – most of whom have no understanding of the gospel. 

Ben serves with euFOCUS, the Evangelical Union’s (EU’s) ministry to international students. He recruits, trains and walks alongside Christian students and ministry apprentices to proclaim Christ to international students and ground new believers in the faith, so that they return home living for and proclaiming Christ. 

Ben is married to Siân and together they’re raising Elias, Jude and Rupert.

Ben serves with
From Ben:
Moving Forward in Faith Amidst Uncertainty
'Looking ahead to ministry at Sydney Uni this year, much remains uncertain. With the more recent COVID outbreaks we don’t know what activities, if any, the University will permit us to undertake on campus. We don’t know how we will meet new students or if even the scaled-down Welcome Week activities will proceed as planned. And for euFOCUS, we don’t know how many international students will be studying at Sydney Uni this year as the international borders remain closed.

In the midst of all these uncertainties, we do know that God our Heavenly Father knows what is best, and so continue to look to Him in faith, as we plan and prepare to bring His Word of grace to the students of Sydney University. We do know that He has appointed some for eternal life amongst those He has brought here from the nations. And we do know that He delights to display His mighty strength in our weakness.'

  • How can I pray for the Lims?

    1. Thank God for the euFOCUS Prayer Night on Maundy Thursday (the day before Good Friday). The students were refreshed by prayer together, hearing of Jesus’ loving service in washing his disciples’ feet (John 13) and being served dinner by Christian sisters and brothers from a student leader’s church.

    2. Praise God for the local and international students who are keen to share God’s word with their friends – especially Cheryl, Tim, another Tim and Bek. Pray that God would strengthen them in his grace, especially in the busyness of study, work and family life, and that their labour in the Lord would bear fruit.

    3. Pray for Chinese student James* and Malaysian student Barry* (*names changed) who are in an Explore group with Cheryl and me. Jerry seems very positive about the Christian gospel, and wants to share and discuss it with his parents, seeking their wisdom and life experience. Please pray that Jerry’s parents too will be blessed and transformed by God’s Word.

    4. At our Thursday Night Come Home Dinners, we’ve started a series on 1 John. Please pray for wisdom and insight into God’s Word and the students we’re teaching, for Ben and the other euFOCUS Staff who are speaking.

    5.Please pray for wisdom, discernment and prayerful humility as Ben leads the euFOCUS Team through the challenges of international student ministry amidst border closures, tensions between China and Australia and students’ material, emotional and spiritual needs in the ongoing COVID pandemic.

    6. Please pray for strength and grace for the Lim Family as a family in a season of change.
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  • How can I care for the Lims?

    1. Keep in touch – let the Lims know you are praying for them. Send an email from you or your group, friend them on social media, or catch up with them at church on a Sunday.

    2. Send Christmas or birthday cards or gifts for their children (Elias: 9 Jan 2009,  Jude: 24 Aug 2010 and Rupert: 27 April 2015)

    3. Invite the family on a social outing.
  • How can I give to support the Lims?

    The Evangelical Union has always depended entirely on the donations and giving of generous Christian people. God has always provided! The EU's Graduates Fund believes that God works in the world as each person plays their part in serving and giving, under the Lord Jesus Christ and we would appreciate your prayer and financial support.

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our vision

Whole communities captivated by Jesus Christ and living out His freedom.

our mission

Connect people to Jesus, Build them up in Jesus and Release them to serve Jesus
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