Local Organisations Supported
Gambling addiction is a problem particularly prevalent among the Chinese. The CCGR works to help those affected to quit gambling and resolve their debt and personal issues, through the power of the Gospel and also practical rehabilitation courses. We provide financial support for CCGR through the Carelinks Fund.
Chinese Association for Cancer Care (CACACA)
CACACA acts as a source of practical and emotional support for cancer patients primarily, but not exclusively, of Chinese ethnic background. Motivated by Christian faith, they are committed to journey with cancer patients to cope with the disease and share with them God’s love, grace and peace..
CACACA runs Monthly Cancer Support Group (MCSG) for individuals affected by cancer to meet others in similar life situations in which they might feel isolating. At MCSG, you can share your concerns and experiences, access cancer care information and seek support.
Global Organisations Supported
TEARfund is a Christian international aid and development agency working globally to end poverty and injustice. The financial support that we give to TEARfund is specifically channelled to a development project in Soroti in Uganda, known as the Uganda project. In there, the Pentecostal Assemblies of God church uses community based Participatory Evaluation Projects (PEP) to work together with the local people to bring about a lasting improvement to people’s lives. CCiL has sent two teams in 2009 and 2011 respectively to visit and carry out medical missions. Our appeal in 2011 raised £11000 to allow the team to bring the much needed medical supplies and Ateso bibles for the people.
CEDAR Fund is a Christian relief and development organisation founded in Hong Kong. It exists to live out the integral mission of the Church in partnership with Christians around the world by caring for the poor, facilitating the transformation of lives and communities and advocating and practising social justice. We provide financial support through the Carelinks Fund.
Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse)
Every year Operation Christmas Child collects gift-filled shoeboxes from churches, schools and individuals across the UK and sends them to disadvantaged children all over the world. For many of these children, a Christmas shoebox is the only gift they receive at Christmas. Alongside the gifts, the children are also given the ultimate gift of the Gospel. The Carelinks team encourages our congregations to pack shoeboxes every year and send them to Operation Christmas Child. They then check and send them on for distribution.
Organisation supported in the past
Home of Light and Love, Kunming
This children’s home is situated in Kunming, and was started by a member of CCiL. Many children come from broken and poor families and have relational or emotional issues. They are brought to the home as their parents cannot afford to look after them. Apart from financial support, CCiL also sent short term mission teams to serve in the home.