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.

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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. Give thanks for four new staff workers starting this year: 2 ministry apprentices, a senior staff member and a student minister. Their new senior staff member, Chin has just finished at Moore College and they're looking forward to seeing how God uses her gifts, including language proficiency in Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese – amongst international students.

    2. Please pray that the team will form well as a team so they can work well together alongside international and local students to help them grow in and proclaim Christ.

    3. Please pray that God would move so that the university would allow the EU to meet in-person and on campus.

    4.Please pray for humility, patience, wisdom and grace as euFOCUS plans amidst all this uncertainty. Pray that they would prayerfully depend on our Heavenly Father, setting a humble, godly example for the students whom they serve and labour alongside, and that He would do mighty things through them for the glory of His name.

    5. Please pray that Elias and Jude will settle well into their new schools and make some good friends, and pray for wisdom and grace as the Lims embark on renovations in their home that will hopefully open their home to better hospitality.

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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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