MORE than 50 years ago, Jackie Pullinger realised her childhood dream of being a missionary. It had gone on hold while she was studying at the Royal College of Music, but after she became part of a Christian house group, her youthful ambition was reawakened.
Jackie’s minister advised her to buy a ticket for a ship travelling to many destinations and pray throughout the journey that God would tell her when to disembark. So in 1966 she bought the cheapest one-way ticket she could find. She left the ship at Hong Kong with just £10 in her pocket and no idea what to do next.