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Transforming the City, One Life at a Time 

Annual Report

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Feedback from our new Mentors

Volunteering brings me closer to the heart of God and to the city I live in, because it gives me the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life and to enter places where I normally would not go.
- Yujing Fu

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." (1 Jn 4:7) I do believe this is my duty and a lesson for me to share His love and word.
- Wilson Au Yeung


Volunteering with Hope of the City is such a rewarding experience. I hope I can be a Light and share God's love with others because I believe love can conquer all.
- Karen Cheng


Thanks to Hope of the City, I can really serve and pay forward God’s love to families and kids in need.
- Jasmine Cheung

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Mar-Aug, Ngau Tau Kok
Monthly Elderly Home Visits
Weekdays, 4pm-6pm,
Yau Ma Tei

Cantonese-speaking tutors for primary students

Please click here for the full list of volunteer opportunities and registration.
Mar 2016 - Hope of the City Newsletter

 

Homework Help and a Caring Heart

Meet David Ho, a Hope of the City volunteer tutor in Sham Shui Po. David has been tutoring primary students at the J-Life community centre for more than a year. Rain or shine, he faithfully offers his time twice a week from 3.30-6.30pm to help the children.
“I’m very happy tutoring the kids,” he says. “After so much time, we’ve developed a bond. They’ve begun to look forward to seeing me.”
“As an executive in the corporate world, I coached my staff and expected them to do things well on their own,” he says, “but with kids, I’ve learned to be humble and patient. The most important thing is to show that we care and that God loves them.”
David has actively encouraged his friends to begin tutoring as well. Our local partners greatly need more volunteers to tutor students from low-income families after school and on Saturdays. If you can help, check out our website.

Kids’ Mentorship Programme Kicks Off

On Mar 12, Hope of the City launched our first ever kids’ mentorship program. Twenty mentors, teamed up in pairs with 10 children from Sham Shui Po, will be sharing outings and life experiences over the coming six months. Our kick-off event was a day trip to “Science Alive,” a British Council programme at the Hong Kong Science Museum. After a get-to-know-you breakfast at a local cha chaan teng, the fun and learning began, with science workshops, a drama called “Feel the Force,” and plenty of time to explore the fascinating science exhibits.


 

SSP Xperience 3.0

What’s life really like when you’re poor? What tough decisions does poverty force you to make? These are questions that the 14 participants in our SSP Xperience 3.0 came face to face with on Mar 26. This one-day event started off with home visits to low-income families in Sham Shui Po, to tell the Easter story and deliver some goodies. After lunch at a dai pai dong, one of Hope’s local partners and a subdivided flat tenant shared moving stories of their lives. Other thought-provoking activities included a poverty simulation game and a food shopping competition on a $50 budget.

Hope of the City Open House

Hope of the City held its first Open House on Mar 13. We’re thankful for each one who stopped by to learn what we’re all about. Pastor Sherman gave an overview of Hope’s mission and vision, while Nelson and Kevin, two of Hope’s staff members, shared upcoming service opportunities in two areas where we most urgently need volunteers: tutoring for low-income kids and elderly home visits. We also debuted our cool new video! If you missed the Open House but want to get involved, check out our website.



 

Elderly Home Visits Through the Eyes of Samuel Chan

‘Would I be visiting the place where I grew up?’ I wondered, prior to our first elderly home visit. As it turned out, my wife and I were assigned to visit two elderly ladies in the same building where I spent my childhood. In fact, one lives directly above the flat my family lived in 40 odd years ago!  We connected right away – she even recalled my dad, the ‘super-tall taxi driver’ who often greeted her with a smile. Listening to her stories brought mixed emotions –  how different our paths in life had been! It was overwhelming and truly humbling. As we build relationships with these women, I pray that we may share the blessings of the Gospel with them one day.
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