[16 July, Hong Kong]
54 oversea participants, accompanied by a group of volunteers, went into Sham Shui Po, the poorest region in Hong Kong, for outreach training on 13 July. J Life Foundation Limited (J Life), which daily serves the underprivileged in this district, arranged activities such as Homeless Outreach, SE Asians Outreach, Elder Home Visit and Centre Event like birthday party, children playgroup or woman’s sharing sessions. Participants were divided into small groups and served there for 2 hours as a warm-up for STM.
During the outreach, Phili, from US, had a leisure chat with two Pakistani men. The old Pakistani, holding the gift from Phili, was verbally insulted by a local whom the Pakistani man wanted to share his gift with him. It prompted Phili to have a deep thought. “You’ve got something doesn’t mean you are better than any other.” It is all about humble attitude.
11-year-old Cindy Liu from Taiwan followed her team to visit an old couple in a tiny flat. Cindy was startled by the size of the place where her “washroom at home was much larger than it.” When Cindy learnt that the son of the old couple was too busy to take care of them, she was heartbroken. She prayed for God’s mercy on them and His healing upon the old woman’s sore feet.
It was the first time Hui Hung from China went to any outreach and home visit. She said it was not “as hard as she had imagined”. She was inspired by the concept that building up a long-term relationship is the key for life change.
From 2013/4 onwards, CCMN has been supported by J Life which provides opportunities of reaching out to the marginalized and the neglected. It also supplies abundant resources relocated from other parts of the society to the needy. It aims at building up a long-term relationship in community to impact life.