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, especially for Indonesian domestic helpers because they are moving from a country with a strong Muslim background to Hong Kong, a place with religious freedom. It is a divine opportunity for local cross-cultural mission.  We advocate and equipe local churches to grasp this opportunity through publications, promotional campaigns, seminars and courses etc.

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

Throughout the years, more and more churches recognize the opportunity to care for the Indonesian domestic helpers in Hong Kong. However, some may not know how or when 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 Five 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”, “Domestic Helper Carnival”

“Love Your Domestic Helper As Family” Series of Public Campaign 活動重溫


Learning to Care (Section and time slot can be arranged upon request)
  • Basic Bahasa Indonesia Language Learning

When we go for missions overseas, we are usually keen to learn the language – how about for local cross-cultural missions?

Duration: 5-7 sessions, 1-1.5 hours each

Fee: HK$700-990

  • Gospel Bahasa Indonesia Class

A language course to be conducted by Indonesian pastors, focus on usage for sharing the gospel and discipleship. For Christians who have a basic knowledge of the language and wish to step up.

Duration: 10 sessions, 1.5 hours each

Fee: HK$1,580

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

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: 2-4.5hours

Fee: To be advised

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

Through lessons and practicums, participants will understand the background of Islamic culture, and learn how to better reach out to Indonesian domestic helpers.

Duration: A total of 8 hours

Fee: To be advised

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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“Rumah Damai” ── A monthly gathering for Indonesian Domestic Helpers, especially those who care for the elderly, held on the fourth Sunday of each month, from 5:00p.m. to 7:30p.m. at Island Harbourview Elderly Club, Olympian Station. Come volunteer and join us!

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