Updated: Mar 11, 2021
I have had the desire to serve the needy for many years now, and I believe God is the one who has placed this desire in my heart. In the past, I have served the elderly, the orphans, the refugees and some low-income groups through different NGOs and Christian associations. The experiences were all good, but I did not feel the calling to continue serving while still having an inmost desire to “serve the needy”. I would consider myself as a “neat freak” kind of a person, so even when I am on public transportation, I would rather not sit on the seats where people have sat on when I commute on my own.
I had never thought about serving the homeless especially after suffering for a prolonged period from a scary nightmare I had when I was a kid, in which I was chased by a beggar.
Last September, I came across Hope of the City’s (HOC) webpage on Facebook, and I noticed that they are serving many different vulnerable groups of people in Hong Kong, and the homeless in Sham Shui Po were one out of the many. After feeling prompted by the Holy Spirit to join, I spent a month in prayer before deciding to join since the program required an eight week long commitment.
At our first week of outreach, we gathered at the Hope of the City Centre before going to Tung Cha