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Tuesday
Dec012009

Praying for Dou Ge and Cai Ran

I know you're interested in hearing more about the two children I  asked you to pray for last week.  You'll never guess what has happened  in response to your prayers so I'd like  to fill you in.  Please click through to read more and learn how you can help.

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Tuesday
Nov242009

Please Pray

This week I am writing to ask you to pray for two of our children.  The beautiful Tibetan girl pictured above celebrated her 15th birthday this month and lives in one of our Children's Homes. Last week she was diagnosed with a brain tumor the size of a golf ball.  She has been given four months to live. Her name is Dou Ge.

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Monday
Nov162009

Hybrids and Humanitarian Organizations - Part 2

Security Guard trainees learn the ins-and-outs of using an industrial fire extinguisher.Last week I wrote that you'd be hard pressed to believe Hong Kong was ever host to tens of thousands of Vietnamese refugees as new construction has now erased almost all evidence of  the camps.  Yet if you were to have told me back then that Christian Action would grow from being a purely local humanitarian organization into one Hong Kong's most cutting edge Training Bodies I would have laughed silly!

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Monday
Nov092009

Hybrids and Humanitarian Organizations

Children of Section 9, Whitehead Detention Center, Hong Kong. 1995In my job as Executive Director you can't help but be captivated by the orphans we help in China.  But serving children is not new for Christian Action - it actually stretches back to our earliest days when...

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Tuesday
Nov032009

When Should You Stop Helping?

Six years ago I lay awake at night vexed by the question : “When should you stop helping?”. The young orphan Ruo Ruo, pictured above, suffered from a life threatening condition that needed immediate attention. She was operated on in Xining. When that failed we flew her to Shanghai. And when that surgery failed we flew her to Hong Kong. My colleagues in other organizations ‘tut-tutted’ the extravagance: all up, by the end of 2003, we had spent HK$ 500,000 to save her life. When should you stop helping?

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