Our History

MSI Professional Services International (formerly Medical Services International) is a Christian non-profit charitable organization founded by Dr. James Hudson Taylor III, Dr. Reginald Tsang and Mr. Richard Chen in 1994 to provide development assistance to China. The change of name in 2001 reflected our increasing scope of work from medical services to include community development, English education, business administration and management training, youth work, and livestock projects.
Over the past twenty years, we have branched out from our headquarters in Hong Kong to thirteen regional centres in different parts of the world which mobilise and send Christian professionals to work in China.
From sending only short-term teams in our early years, we now have over seventy long-term workers and their families stationed in Inland China, either in front-line service or in pre-service language studies. We have also extended our services to more than thirteen sites in Sichuan, Yunnan and Chongqing.
In 1999, we registered a MSI Representative Office in Chengdu, and in 2000, registered a Representative Office in Kunming. In 2008, our Chinese Personnel Committee was formed and tasked to mentor PRC Chinese Christian professionals to serve side by side with MSI professionals in holistic services.
When Sichuan was struck by a devastating earthquake in 2008, we set up an office in Mianyang Prefecture for earthquake relief and to help in the rebuilding of the affected communities.
In this new decade, our long-termers serving in China’s mega-cities have been presented with opportunities, together with local volunteers, to serve the marginalised: disabled orphans, destitute senior citizens, children with disfiguring burns, children of migrant workers, the homeless, etc.
With God’s help, MSI continues to seek to share the love of Christ through the witness of our lives as Christian professionals.