"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world".
CCSM regularly send mercy teams to serve in China’s orphanages. A sad by-product of China's one and now two child policies has been the abandonment of female and disabled children and babies. Many of these abandoned babies end up living in very deprived conditions in orphanages.
CCSM works with partner organisations to sponsor children in their education needs. If children and young adults can receive an education, they are better able to support themselves for life.
Even though China is rapidly increasing in prosperity there are still over 100,000,000 Chinese individuals living on less than US$1 a day, another 20,000,000+ are deprived of adequate food and clothing, and many of these are unable to afford much-needed medical care. CCSM facilitate short term medical teams to meet the needs of China's less advantaged.
The Sharon Programme was started by Ralph and Judy Duley from New Zealand, after seeing the hopeless state of disabled orphans in China. They had no ability to leave the confines of their orphanage. No chance to learn a vocation and no sense of family.
Sharon Family units provide activities, outings, medication and therapy for these young people. Through craft and other skills they are even able to earn an income.
With over 30 years operating in China we are aware that being flexible is a key to responding to needs and situations that arise in China. CCSM hope to work with the believers in New Zealand in considering every opportunity we have to serve as they are presented to us by God.
Talk to us about how you can join us in serving the people and church in China.
CCSM consider humanitarian or mercy work as a vital depiction of Christianity.
It expresses the love that God offers to us.