1
Thu
Our Training Services Division will host a career exhibition in collaboration with the Employees Retraining Board today. Please pray that the benefits for those attending will be substantial. 2
Fri
Please pray for God’s guidance and wisdom as our management team strategises to improve planning, communication and training and development for Christian Action (CA), so staff will more fully embrace our aims, mission and vision.

3
Sat
Our Mongkok Centre for New Arrivals Services hosts an overnight camp.  Pray that this event will be a time of fun, where friendships are built, and the children learn about God’s love. 4
Sun
Prayer Answered
Praise God! A new, bigger, better ‘SHINE PROJECT’ for ethnic minorities is launching this week, offering a more holistic programme that will enable our clients to integrate better with the community than ever before.
5
Mon
Our Sheung Shui New Arrivals Service Centre will launch a men’s support group this summer.  Please pray for a positive response, so men new to Hong Kong quickly adapt to the novel environment. 6
Tue
Give thanks! The renovation of one of our shelters for the domestic migrant helpers was completed on time, resulting in improved living conditions in this much needed refuge for our clients.
7
Wed
Our Youth Employment & Training Programme recently submitted a funding proposal to help unemployed youngsters to establish a firm foundation from which to forge a career path. Pray for God’s favour while this important proposal is being considered.
8
Thu
The Sheung Shui Integrated Employment Assistance Programme will host a sporting activity for its clients today. Pray that they feel empowered, and experience God’s love through this activity.
9
Fri
Frontline staff in our charity outlets will undergo occupational health and safety training over the next few months. Pray that they learn to work safely to create a hazard free working environment. 10
Sat
Prayer Answered
Give thanks! Ji, the boy from Xining Children’s Home recovered well after having surgery on his knees, and returned to Qinghai in late July. Please pray for God’s healing, and His protection and guidance to rest on Ji, after he returns to Qinghai.
11
Sun
Prayer Answered
Praise God! Our Training Services Division held a wonderful family fun day last month. Pray that we will provide more information and vocational training to these families, especially women, so they will be enriched and equipped for the dynamic job market. 

12
Mon
Please continue to pray for the Mongkok Centre’s New Arrivals Services Community-based Project as they wait for the result of recent funding proposal submitted to government, to finance programmes assisting children to adapt quickly to their new schools in Hong Kong. 

13
Tue
Our green collection programme has explored some new collection sites in stores, hotels and private housing estates. Pray that our social enterprise division expands its resources to collect more high quality unwanted merchandise for re-sale in our charity outlets, which finance our under funded welfare programmes in Hong Kong. 14
Wed
Please pray for the directors from the five children’s homes that we co-manage in Qinghai. They will attend a 10-day social work and nursing care training programme in Hong Kong, to enhance work efficiency and mutual communication among members of their teams.  
15
Thu
May God lead the Hong Kong Government to be sensitive and wise as it considers the best way to roll out a transparent, fair and unified screening mechanism for asylum seekers and torture claimants.  Praise God for a decisive hearing on this issue at the LegCo welfare panel.
16
Fri
A few domestic helpers living in our shelter have been diagnosed with cancer. Please pray that they will have proper treatment, and recover swiftly to return home safe and healthy. Also that they will experience a deeper understanding of God through loving support from the body of Christ.

17
Sat
Prayer Answered
May God bless our ministry coordination team with strength, insight and patience as they host a wide variety of summer activities. Pray that all these programmes will strengthen relationships between mentors and their mentees, and strengthen ties between CA and our partner churches.
18
Sun
Give thanks! Our Integrated Employment Assistance Programme has recently secured funding to embark on a project called ‘Start Over’. Pray that this programme successfully shows the participants how to make a new start: finding a new job, leading to renewed life; following the example of Jesus Christ.
19
Mon
Qun, the baby girl from Xining Children’s Home, recently came to Hong Kong for surgery. Please pray for her quick recovery and safe return back to Qinghai soon after the follow up treatment.
20
Tue
Please pray for us as we plan our next vision sharing tour to Qinghai with interested supporters and donors, that people will experience the wonderful work God is doing through our ministry in partnership with the Chinese government. May God guide the right people to come with us.
21
Wed
The Sau Mau Ping Community Centre where two of our service projects are currently housed, will be demolished next year. Pray that they will be allocated appropriate new sites in order to continue providing suitable services.
22
Thu
Please pray as we explore a new human resources system which will enhance our work efficiency and maximize our productivity. Please pray for the right person to lead it.

23
Fri
Let’s pray together for the children of refugees, asylum seekers, and torture claimants as they prepare for the 2013/14 school year, that they will experience hope for their children and feel loved and cared for during this difficult time; isolated from their home countries. 24
Sat
Give thanks! One of our long time friends and supporters who cycled around Taiwan to raise funds, will sponsor a BBQ party for new arrival children in August. Please pray that they will experience God’s love as we follow the example of Jesus caring for the underprivileged.
25
Sun
Please pray for the inner peace and strength for the students of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination. Pray they will overcome their anxiety and increase their self-confidence and courage through our ministry. May God lead them to walk in His way. 26
Mon
May God abundantly bless Christian Action UK’s applications to Trust Funds. Pray that donors’ hearts will be open to support our work on the Tibetan Plateau.
27
Tue
Various volunteers including medical professionals have recently traveled to Qinghai to serve in our children’s home. Pray that more people will embrace our vision and mission after seeing our work there, and will partner with us as we honour His name. 28
Wed
Please pray for the Christian Action Asia Banquet scheduled for the end of September, that a significant number of interested people will attend this event and be inspired to sacrificially support the children of Qinghai.
29
Thu
Two undergraduate interns are working at our Sheung Shui New Arrival Service Centre this summer. Pray that it will be a spiritually enriching experience, both for them and for the people they serve. 30
Fri
Prayer Answered
Thank God for His provision for the Mongkok New Arrival Service Centre, so that we can offer numerous summer activities that have a big impact on the children. Pray that they will have a deeper understanding of our Lord’s love.
31
Sat
Pray for increased provision through the hard work of our direct dialogue marketing team, that they will be received positively, and more people will support our Friends of Qinghai Children programme through their hard work.
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