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Feedback on Food Drive  

'It warmed my heart to see the amazing responsiveness to our food drive. Caring for the poor is not optional for Christ followers...it is at the core of what Jesus told us to do. Bringing a bag of rice to church gave us all a tangible way to fulfill our calling as believers, and to impact the lives of the 1.5 million Hong Kongers who live in poverty.'
- Pastor Brett

'I got to feel the impact of Island ECC's generosity literally when I helped move the donations from the office to the loading area for pick up. It was such an encouragement. It made me appreciate how fortunate I am. I take for granted how easy it is for me to buy rice and oil. It's humbling to think that there are so many people in HK who are food insecure.'
- Pastor Sherman

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER NEEDS (for Jan / on-going)

Jan 7 Mong Kok
Ngau Tau Kok Elderly Poon Choi Lunch
Jan 14 Shek Kip Mei
Mobile Shopping Fair

Please click here for the full list of volunteer opportunities and registration.

 
November 2016 - Hope of the City Newsletter

 

Food Drive Demonstrates Love in Action

Over the course of two Sundays, Oct 23 and 30, Hope of the City ran a Food Drive at Island ECC on behalf of Feeding Hong Kong. To our surprise and delight, a whopping 3.5 tons of essential food items - enough to generate 8,330 meals for the needy – were collected over a span of about 20 hours.
 
One donor was a tiny boy wearing a “Mr. Greedy” T-shirt who proudly dropped his armload of milk and pasta into the donation bin. Not so greedy after all!

Amazingly, donors hauled in some 2.5 tons of rice, in bags weighing up to10 kg. One young man arrived carrying two 8 kg bags, one on each shoulder. Asked if they were for the Food Drive, he nodded sharply, a satisfied grin on his face. Thank you, cheerful givers!

Islands Day Trip in the Sun

For this year’s Chung Yeung Festival on Oct 10, eleven Hope of the City volunteers and 14 leaders from Yan Kei Church accompanied 80 parents and kids from Sham Shui Po on a family outing to visit Lai Chi Wo Village, Kat O and Ap Chau. During the ferry ride, Hope volunteers led games, and everyone marvelled at the beautiful sunny views of islands and ocean. The day’s highlights included slurping tofu fa under a huge banyan at Lai Chi Wo Village, a seafood lunch, shopping for dried seafood and seaweed on Kat O, and a walk along the rocky coastline of Ap Chau - a day of joy and adventure for the families.

Career Day Opens Eyes

Hope of the City partnered with Bank of America Merrill Lynch to host a Career Day for 22 students from China Holiness College on Nov 21. Thirty-one bank employees, including many supervisors, spent time with the students in rotation to share career insights and encouragement. Students got to visit the Trading Floor and learn how it functions: they were wide-eyed over the high-tech computers and telephone systems! They were also guided to draft a vision map of their dreams for the future, including practical steps to reaching them using the 'S.M.A.R.T.' concept of setting goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and with a Timeline.

Teens Connect Through Fun and Sharing

On Nov 12, Island ECC Youth partnered with Hope of the City to run an outreach event for secondary students from Ngau Tau Kok. There were great times of interaction between the 20 international school students and 12 students from Ling Po College as they connected through team building games and sharing. It was wonderful to see these teenagers building relationships across their different backgrounds, learning how to communicate and work together to accomplish tasks. We look forward to more opportunities to partner with Island ECC Youth.
 

The Doctor is In

It was our privilege to welcome Dr. James Wong and his wife Margaret, from Canada, to join us in offering free mobile clinics on Nov 25 and 26. The first clinic, for women in Sham Shui Po, was held at J-Life Community Centre while the second, for Shek Kip Mei elderly, was at St. James Settlement’s Kindness Centre. Patients using the service had glowing praise for the caring attention and unhurried consultations they received, and gratitude for the free medications offered. This is the second year that Dr. and Mrs. Wong have offered their services and we can’t thank them enough.

 
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Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
+852 3470 3000







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