Care for the foreigners ── A Calling from the 150,000 Indonesian Domestic Helpers throughout Hong Kong

Since 2008, AOHK has noticed the emerging trend of domestic helpers from Indonesia coming to Hong Kong. Hence, we started to devote efforts in caring for the holistic needs of these foreigners. We have a strong calling to share the gospel with these especially for Indonesian domestic helpers because they come from a country with a strong Muslim background to a place with religious freedom. It is a divine opportunity for us to do local cross-culture mission.  We encourage local churches to grasp the opportunity to show love to the Indonesian domestic helpers in Hong Kong through publications, public education, seminars and more.

In cooperation with three other organizations, AOHK, formed “TKI Care” in 2011 and has named the fourth Sunday of May every year as “Domestic Helper Day”. This day was created to acknowledge the domestic helpers’ contributions to the Hong Kong society. We also organize an annual “TKI Care Prayer Meeting” to pray for this huge mission field.

Different Levels of Church’s Participation

Through the years, there has been an increasing number of churches who have started to recognize the opportunity to spread the Gospel to the Indonesian domestic helpers population in Hong Kong. However, they often do not know where and how to start.  A Chinese saying goes, “If you have more resources, do more; if you have less, do less”, meaning that everyone just needs to have a willing heart to do his or her best in any situation.

Church Participation Level Chart

Public Education and Promotion

We engage people from various sectors with an aim to acknowledge the contribution of domestic helpers in Hong Kong, and to build a family and society with mutual respect and harmony.

The Six Areas of Indonesian Domestic Helpers Caring involved by AOHK


In 2011, AOHK, Frontiers, K-Pact and OM Hong Kong formed the “TKI Care” and named the fourth Sunday of May every year as the “Domestic Helper Day.” Through series of public education activities, we engage people from various sectors with an aim to acknowledge the contribution of domestic helpers in Hong Kong and to build a family and society with mutual respect and harmony.

Major Activities:

“Domestic Helper Day” www.tkicare.org

“Love As Family” Series of Public Campaign loveasfamily.aohk.org

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Learning to Care (Section and time slot can be arranged upon request)
  • Evangelism for Indonesian Domestic Helpers: Evangelism and Explosion III – “Story Weaving”

Learn how to weave Bible stories into every day conversations with the intention to introduce the Good News. The course particularly focuses on the needs of Indonesian domestic helpers who have a history of oral tradition.

 

Duration: 5 sessions (plus practicum), a total of 10 hours

Fee: HK$300

  • Bahasa Indonesia Language Learning

People are keen to learn the language for overseas missions, but are you also willing to learn their language and culture when doing local cross-cultural missions?

 

Duration: 7 sessions, 1.5 hours each

Fee: HK$700

  • Seminar for Employers of Indonesian Domestic Helpers: How to Get Along with your New Family Member

This seminar seeks to encourage employers of Indonesian domestic helpers, regardless of their own religion, to better understand the Indonesian culture and ways to foster a harmonious relationship with mutual respect.

 

Duration: 2-4 hours

Fee: HK$100

  • From Understanding the Muslims to Proclaiming the Gospel to Indonesian Domestic Helpers

Through lessons and practicums, participants will understand a Muslim’s unique background, and learn how to better reach out to Indonesian domestic helpers.

 

Duration: 4 sessions, a total of 8 hours

Fee: HK$300

Held on the last Tuesday of every month, from 7:30p.m. to 9:00p.m., at the AOHK Kwun Tong office.


“Pusat Sumber Daya Pembantu Indonesia (Indonesian Domestic Helpers Ministry Resource Centre)” ── located in the AOHK Kwun Tong office, with over 60 resources including books, videos, souvenirs and food, These resources are available to support churches and Christians for the ministry of Indonesian domestic helpers.



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With a minimum of two people, you can enjoy a meaningful holiday by joining a cultural exchange and teaching experience in Indonesia, During this trip you will have the opportunity to visit the Domestic Helpers Training Centre there, and experience the Muslim culture. The main program on the agenda is to teach Cantonese to Indonesian domestic helpers who are coming to Hong Kong soon in order to help them adjust to Hong Kong’s lifestyle more easily.

Duration: Six days (minimum)

Cost: HK$4,950 (including two-way air tickets, food and accommodation)

*You can decide when your trip will take place.  Contact us now for more details!

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Dunia kakak” ── A monthly gathering of Indonesian Domestic Helpers who are elderly carer, held on the fourth Sunday of each month, from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Island Harbourview Elderly Club, Olympian Station. This is an event to get in touch with the domestic helpers. Come volunteer and join us in ministering to this people group!

 

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