Friday, July 19
Over 30 years ago, the Hong Kong Christian Council started one of the city’s first charities concerned about the poor and needy overseas. Taking its name from the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000, the Five Loaves and Two Fish Project works tirelessly to improve the lives of thousands in developing countries and in mainland China.
The reunification of Hong Kong with its motherland in 1997 has provided many opportunities to contribute to the nation’s development and progress. Among the most successful programs are Project Torch, which has helped over 700 impoverished but talented young Chinese students finish their university education, and the Rebuilding Collapsing Schools Project, which has helped rebuild over 500 dilapidated primary schools and dormitories in the mountainous regions of China.
All this is made possible by generous donations from Hong Kong churches, schoolchildren, companies, and individuals who devote their time and energy as well as their financial resources. The Five Loaves and Two Fish Project also provides immediate emergency relief funds for disasters such as earthquakes and floods, and supports development projects around Asia.
The Hong Kong Christian Council gives thanks to God for taking this program from its humble beginnings and multiplying its impact through one miracle after another to share the compassion and love of Christ.
—Rev. Judy Chan, PC(USA) mission co-worker, Hong Kong
Let us join in prayer for:
PC(USA) People in Mission
Rev. Judy Chan, communications specialist, Hong Kong Christian Council
Hong Kong Christian Council: Rev. Po Kam-Cheong, general secretary
The Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China: Rev. Eric S. Y. So, general secretary
Christian Family Service Center: Mr. Kwok Lit-tung, director
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Sara Lisherness, PMA
Alfreda Loatman, BOP
Samuel Locke, PMA
Let us pray
O God, when the world’s needs seem to overwhelm our ability to help, let us remember that you ask us to give what we have, not what we do not have. By your Spirit, we can do more than we ever dreamed. Give us faith to trust your Word and obey your commands through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.