HONG KONG – Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor (HKCNP) Standing Committee member Dr. Philemon Choi encouraged this generation’s youth to live out the possibilities in life and tell the world that our lives is full of possibilities this past Sunday at the opening ceremony of Children’s Development Foundation Pilot Plan.
While receiving government grants, Christian Action in Hong Kong and Hong Kong Industrial Evangelistic Fellowship (HKIEF) held “Walking Together” and “Life is Possible” Plans in the eastern and western district of Kowloon. As member organization of HKCNP, these ministries used the resources of church network to mobilize 185 people from 53 churches and organizations to volunteer to be the mentors for the youths, accompanying them for the next two years.
The participating youths of the plan will each receive a mentor, and they will meet at least twice per month. Choi revealed that the world is researching on why some youths can walk very far in their lives and the results show that there is at least one person who has become his role model in love and compassion, in walking together with him, and not asking of anything. He also thanked mentors who volunteered for their dedication of love and willingness to accompany the youths.
To the two hundred participating youths, Choi said that he dislikes the media and newspapers often labeling our youths as incapable. He strongly rejects such labeling. He said that youths must stand up and tell them that our lives have potentials, don’t label us, we are capable and we can bear the responsibilities! These are things that the youths must say themselves, he said, no one else can say that for you.
Furthermore, life is possible because life is mutually interacting, said Choi.
Reporter Sharon Chan contributed to the report.