[ ‘SHARE’ Sep-Oct 2016 ] FOCUS ~ CHINA MINISTRY
Written by: Tsun Wan Yan
Jesus demanded his disciples to care for the marginalized just as he did on earth. CEDAR responded to His call when we see the needs of the people in Yunnan, China. Partnering with the local churches, we have been diligently working to bring hope to those in need.
Continue reading Caring for the Marginalized with Practical Mission
[ ‘SHARE’ Sep-Oct 2016 ] BACK TO THE BIBLE
Author: Dr. Mok Chiu Yau (CEDAR China Programme Advisor)
If Christians today are being asked about how to obtain an eternal life, they would probably answer with something like, “Believe in Jesus!” while defining the possession of “eternal life” as having the ability to live eternally in heaven in one’s afterlife.
Continue reading Take Care of the Wounded and Thou Shalt Receive Eternal Life? | Luke 10:25-37
[ ‘SHARE’ Sep-Oct 2016 ] TAKING ACTION
Interviewer and editor: Jojo Poon
God’s work is to be seen everywhere if the church would focus on its surroundings and involve in the community. The Mongkok Baptist Church (MBC) started a three-year “Faithful Community Servant” campaign in 2014.
Continue reading Expanding the Horizon and Serving the Crowd—An Interview with Rev. Anders Chan of the Mongkok Baptist Church
[ ‘SHARE’ Sep-Oct 2016 ] JOIN HANDS JOIN HEARTS
Written by: Tsun Wan Yan
Development is often a two-sided sword that wields both benefits and issues. “Migrant worker” is no longer a novel term after being featured so much by the media of Hong Kong and China in the stories of developments. Kunming is one of the main destinations in where farmers wish to improve their living conditions and search for new opportunities, often bringing their children along with them. However, harsh truths await them behind the dreams. Without proper household registration, the migrant children could not access education, medical, and social security benefits. Busy parents lack the time to stay with their children, and the majority of the families could not afford private schools. Under such circumstances, migrant children are likely to inherit the poverty status of their families.
Continue reading Join Hands with Children with a Pure Heart – Bringing Hope to Migrant Children
The 71st Session of United Nations General Assembly kicked off on 13th of September, where Summit for Refugees and Migrants will be held next Monday, with another summit about the refugees held on Tuesday. Representatives of different nations and NGOs are following the discussions closely although they are not anticipating something overly positive. Meanwhile they still hope that the members of UN would be reminded of their leading roles in solving the global refugee crisis and in acknowledging the human rights of the refugees.
Continue reading Tear Down the Walls that Reject the Refugees
The negative effect of poverty often spans across generations. Farmers who migrated to the cities for better opportunities usually find themselves experiencing the same hardships, only in different forms, while putting their children in a specific set of challenges.
Kunming is the destination of a large migrant worker population. Children who migrated with their parents are often very young and suffer from the transition from rural areas to cities. They are often being segregated over their status, and are excluded from the local education, medical, and residential benefits due to the ownership of foreign household registrations. Schools are less likely to admit them, and even if the family could afford the high tuition, the children might not adapt to the different education model so easily. Busy parents lack the time to stay with their children, which aggravates the situation. There are numerous cases where children are being hurt in traffic accidents, drowning, and robbery each year.
Continue reading Bringing Hope to Migrant Children