1
Mon
Happy New Year!
Pray for God’s ample blessings on Christian Action in 2018 that we’d be united to serve the needy and underprivileged in Hong Kong and Qinghai. Amen! 
  2
Tue
Give thanks.
Mr. Peter Fung was elected Vice Chairman while Mr. Tim Smith Honorary Secretary of Christian Action’s Board of Directors last month.  Pray for His continual inspiration to our dedicated board members who contribute themselves selflessly to address the needs of the poor in Hong Kong.   
         
3
Wed
The Social Enterprise Division will hold another charity drive at Kwai Chung Hospital today.  Pray that it will provide an alternative for the community to enjoy shopping meaningfully as the returns will finance the ministry in Hong Kong and Qinghai.   4
Thu
Our Integrated Employment Assistance Programme Sau Mau Ping Service Centre will establish a mutual support group for 10 newly arrived parents every Thursday morning.  Pray that it not only instills Godly parenting values in them but also empowers them to re-enter the job market to become capable working parents.   
         
5
Fri
Praise God!
Christian Action’s charity dinner: In God’s Plan was held in December.  28 people attended and were amazed at His work through the sharing of two Back to Serve ambassadors.  Pray that more returnees will respond to His call to deliver love and care to deprived children on the Tibetan Plateau.   
  6
Sat
Today our Training Services Division will co-organize a day camp at NHB with a primary school in Kowloon City for around 70 people from 30 newly arrived families of the district.  Pray that we would lessen the burden for these grassroots families, and that they would feel loved through our ministry.
         
7
Sun
Answered prayer
The Olive Leaf, our Social Enterprise florist, is now open at Tsuen Wan West MTR station.  Pray that Christian Action will strive to obtain different income sources to sustain our diverse services. 
  8
Mon
Starting from today, our Youth Development Service team will implement a course under the Youth Employment & Training Programme for 8 days. It includes self-exploration, self-development and career planning for youth.  Pray that the beneficiaries will also be motivated to seek God through our services and our workers.
         
9
Tue
Many children under the care of our new arrivals programme will be sitting for their internal mid-term examinations this month.  Pray that they will concentrate on their studies despite their challenging life conditions.   10
Wed
Please pray for Godly inspiration and strength for the team of Sheung Shui Centre as they are strategizing new initiatives for the first quarter of 2018 to help the newly arrived families integrate seamlessly into their new homeland in Hong Kong.
         
11
Thu
Christian Action Asia (USA) will launch an online GoFundMe Campaign in January, which aims to raise US$15,000 for the betterment of the youngsters on the Bridge Programme (Phase 2) who are residing in the Social Welfare Institute of Xining.   12
Fri
Answered prayer
Give thanks!  Our Migrant Domestic Helpers team has successfully spotted an alternative premises for one of their shelters within a tight budget.   Pray that our faith in His provision and protection will multiply when we persist in extending our service to the neglected and marginalized sectors of society.   
         
13
Sat
Congratulations! 
Our Training Services Division has again secured a funding from the Women’s Commission for a drive titled “《就業展能  悠「妍」自得》 Better Equipped to Live Well” which will last from January to September.  Pray that more women from underprivileged families of Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Kowloon City districts will be empowered through different classes.  May all women be blessed to live out their blissful lives that our Lord has destined for them. 
  14
Sun
This afternoon, our Sheung Shui Centre will take part in a carnival at Shek Wu Hui Playground as initiated by the North District Council and will set up a game booth to promote better understanding about the district and the whole city alike.  Pray that the public will also recognize that we are committed to following Jesus Christ as an example through our services.  
         
15
Mon
Since October, a choir has been formed under the project “Hum Sub Milkar Gaye大喊十無國界合唱團之「口語相傳顯共融」” organized by our Tuen Mun SHINE Centre.  Sponsored by the Social Welfare Department, it is composed of ethnic minorities and locals who sing both Cantonese and Hindi songs in different parts of Tuen Mun spreading love and unity.  Pray that our effort in fostering community inclusion will reap abundant harvests.    16
Tue
Our Migrant Domestic Helpers team will host a festive celebration for their service users this month.   May God bless all participants to enjoy love and care from the community even though they work far away from their hometown.
         
17
Wed
Several make-up classes have been run by the Training Services Division under the project ”Embrace the Elegant Life” 《擁抱「資芳」生活》over the past two weeks.   Pray that the beneficiary women will be enriched to bring out their inner beauty so they can show people that they are beautiful creations of God’s handiwork.   18
Thu
Our  “Home.Sweet Home” under the Season of Love charity drive 2017 will end this month.  Pray for His blessings for another successful year in bringing sweetness to the hearts of many vulnerable children in Hong Kong and Qinghai through our ministry.  
         
19
Fri
This afternoon, our Ethnic Minorities Jordan Service Centre will conduct an activity promoting cultural sensitivity to the junior secondary school students at a local secondary school. Pray that more people will learn about our commitment to fostering harmony in the community.   20
Sat
Let’s pray that more devoted Christians from the UK will be moved to embrace our Friends of Qinghai Programme.  May His name be glorified.  Amen!
         
21
Sun
Subsequent to Christian Action’s successful registration as a foreign NGO status within Mainland China, our Qinghai office is steadily working on the details to comply with the required financial and administrative procedures.  Pray for His strength and protection in every minute detail we pay heed to; and that the work will progress smoothly.   22
Mon
Our Information Technology Department is going to implement the second phase in replacing the obsolete computers this month.  Pray for smooth procedures and seamless communication with the donor; and the project will be completed on schedule and upgrade our work efficiency.  
         
23
Tue
Christian Action (CA) is in desperate need of a permanent home!  Pray that the government will be moved by our dedicated and persistent contributions to the community over the decades and reconsider our stay at the New Horizons Building.  Amen!   24
Wed
This Friday, our Ministry Coordination Team Sau Mau Ping Service Centre will start a new social inclusion group of 16 students (consisting of 8 ethnic minorities and 8 locals) which meets regularly every Friday. Pray that this will establish a mutual platform across ethnicities that fosters understanding and friendship with fun times through constant interaction and activities like hiking and barbeque. 
         
25
Thu
Praise God!
Since April, we have regularly organized free stretching exercise lessons for the aged in the neighbourhood.  Due to the warm response, it will be further extended to the end of March 2018.  Pray that we strive to better serve the residents in the vicinity and add vibrancy to the community we love.   
  26
Fri
Our Ministry Coordination Team Long Ping Service Centre will embark on a series of career-oriented activities in January and February.  Tomorrow a professional soccer coach will come to share his passion with 34 student mentees under the Child Development Fund project.  Pray that the youth will understand how special they are in the eyes of God and will be moved to seek His plan for them.    
         
27
Sat
Today our Social Enterprise Division will join an event financed by the Kwun Tong District Council to promote environmental conservation.  Pray that we help arouse public awareness to embrace a greener community in action.    28
Sun
Let’s pray for His peace, love and joy to the world especially for the clients of our Centre for Refugees who face life-threatening times!  Pray that all of them will seek refuge and solitude in Him.  Amen!
          
29
Mon
Please continue to pray for His guidance and wisdom as our Training Services Division is drafting its 2018-19 plan.  We will create novel and popular vocational training programmes that meet the needs of the ever-changing job market.  These services also help finance much of our ministry.      30
Tue
Our annual 3-Legged Charity Walk will be launched on 17 March at the Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club!
Event registration has started this month.  May God bless us with another successful event to raise funds for the underprivileged children in Hong Kong as well as the disabled and deprived children in Qinghai.  
         
31
Wed
Chinese New Year is around the corner!
Some children from our Qinghai children’s homes will return to their extended families during the holidays.  Pray that they will grow better and stronger and feel embraced by Him as we are following Jesus Christ as our example to love and care for the abandoned.  
     
         
         
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