Since 1993 Christian Action has served the unemployed by training and equipping them with new or better skills. We offer more than 150 courses, including a Foundation Certificate in Local Cafe Kitchen Assistant Training. That was ironic because our own canteen had to close down in 2015, leaving hundreds of employees and training students without that valuable service.
Each year Marlon and I visit the United States, a highlight is our time with Elizabeth Styffe. Elizabeth is the Director of Global HIV/AIDS and Orphan Care Ministry at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. She has proven to be an encouraging and vital friend of Christian Action.
After over two decades in the corporate sector, Alice Li was a welcome addition to our team in 2000. While many seek to make big bucks in a large corporation, Alice had a longing to do something different, something which is not ‘normal' in our city, based as it is on profit and loss. Alice wanted to serve others.
There are children in our community who don't know what it is to live happy, carefree lives as you and I did when we were high spirited kids. There are children around us who face difficult situations daily that deprive them of their childhood innocence. Eight-year-old Jenny was one such child.
The world watched helplessly when thousands of refugees recently fled war zones in the Middle-East. At an age when 15-year-old girls are often chasing boys, Jocelyn began to chase a dream. There had to be a way she and her classmates could help those refugees.