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.
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.