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Tuesday
Sep152009

SHINEing for Rita!

Many Nepalese, Pakistani and Indian families encounter immense integration and segregation problems in Hong Kong, especially those who have recently arrived. We want to do as much as we can to bring about harmony in our society, so Christian Action recently opened a new centre to serve ethnic minorities. We have called it SHINE, which stands for Services for Harmonious Integration and Neighbourhood Empowerment.

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Tuesday
Sep082009

It All Started With A Dream!

Shortly after I became Executive Director in 1992 I began earnestly seeking God's will for Christian Action. The following summer, I had a very vivid dream where a newborn baby in a hospital in China was rejected by her mother. A man in a white gown told me that they didn’t have any resources to keep the baby and she would probably die if no one wanted her. I ran back to my church in distress and asked a good friend to adopt this baby girl. He and his wife had already adopted two boys from Hong Kong and were truly Christians in action. To my deepest disappointment and anguish, he refused, saying it was “too far and too difficult.” I woke up in floods of tears. My heart was so troubled and restless. I had been committing the direction of CA to God; could this be His answer?

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Monday
Aug312009

The Rainbow Connection

Crystal and Jeff Kershaw live on the other side of the world from the Xining Children's Home, an orphanage that Christian Action co-manages on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Like many of you, the Kershaws have a deep sense of connection to the children in Xining. I'm so thankful to Crystal, who I wrote about in ' A Double Rainbow Blessing' last week, for sharing the moving story of their experience of adopting Meizi in 2001. This is what she wrote to us last week:

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Monday
Aug242009

A Double Rainbow Blessing!

In November 1997, shortly after Christian Action started serving in Qinghai, a beautiful baby girl was found on a road in Xining City East. Her name was Zhao Wenzhen (ๆ–‡็). She was taken to our Children’s Home and given a great deal of love and care. After she had also received surgery for a hip problem, she grew into a happy, intelligent, strong-willed toddler.

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Monday
Aug172009

What it's all about!

This week I have a rare treat for you - pictures and words that are guaranteed to make you smile. If you are feeling down, jaded or just in need of that extra something to start the week then you owe it to yourself to read this week’s post about Yang Yang and Kathy.

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