Jean Willans (centre) came to Hong Kong in the late ’60s with her husband Rick Willans (right) and helped saved many drug addicts, including Chak Siu-ming (left). Photo: courtesy of Chak Siu-ming Jean Willans (centre) came to Hong Kong in the late ’60s with her husband Rick Willans (right) and helped saved many drug addicts, including Chak Siu-ming (left). Photo: courtesy of Chak Siu-ming
Jean Willans (centre) came to Hong Kong in the late ’60s with her husband Rick Willans (right) and helped saved many drug addicts, including Chak Siu-ming (left). Photo: courtesy of Chak Siu-ming

‘If it wasn’t for them I would be dead’: tributes to US missionary who helped drug addicts in Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City by speaking in tongues

  • Jean Willans felt ‘called by God’ to come to China in the 1960s with her husband and, with fellow missionary Jackie Pullinger, saved many Hong Kong drug addicts
  • ‘I was a mess, violent and vomiting, but she kept encouraging me to pray whenever I was in pain,’ recalls one former triad gang member and heroin addict

Topic |   Mental health
Jean Willans (centre) came to Hong Kong in the late ’60s with her husband Rick Willans (right) and helped saved many drug addicts, including Chak Siu-ming (left). Photo: courtesy of Chak Siu-ming Jean Willans (centre) came to Hong Kong in the late ’60s with her husband Rick Willans (right) and helped saved many drug addicts, including Chak Siu-ming (left). Photo: courtesy of Chak Siu-ming
Jean Willans (centre) came to Hong Kong in the late ’60s with her husband Rick Willans (right) and helped saved many drug addicts, including Chak Siu-ming (left). Photo: courtesy of Chak Siu-ming
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