Ah Yin

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Rehabilitation Homes

Walled City

How it began

Ever since the late 1960s when Jackie saw an opium addict painlessly withdraw from drugs by the power of the Holy Spirit, seeing people set free from addiction has been at the heart of what we do.

Jackie and her friends started off by taking addicts into their homes. It became clear that after they came off drugs, they needed a safe place in which to start a new life, receive healing from past hurts and learn new ways of thinking.

Shing Mun Springs

From the 1960s to today, we have rented over 270 different houses in which men and women have met Jesus and come off drugs. In 1999, the government gave us a plot of land in the mountains outside Sha Tin, we began to build on it and named it Shing Mun Springs. Jackie saw a vision of such a place 40 years before, while still in the Walled City, when the Lord showed her another City in the Spirit.

There are currently two first stage men's houses in Shing Mun Springs, as well as many other people receiving help in different ways; and there are several women’s houses around Hong Kong. Those receiving help live together with helpers and their children, and Gap Years. Our rehabilitation houses are not centres, but family homes.

Brothers

Daily life in our houses

Our residents come off drugs and begin a new life in Jesus.

They start to understand why they became addicted to drugs, and through prayer and worship, allow God to heal the hurts of their past. They grow up and mature, learn how to relate to others and practice how to use their time. They find that God has placed talents, skills and passions in each of us, and begin to discover His calling for their lives.

Through daily Bible discussions, we learn together what it means to follow Jesus. Those coming off drugs immediately discover that they can hear Jesus speak and begin to build a relationship with Him.

Brothers working

We eat together, work together (cleaning, maintenance and community work) and play sport and music.

We have a multi-purpose sports pitch and sports hall with football, volleyball, basketball, badminton and tennis. We also have a climbing wall, swimming pool, fully-equipped gym, and recording studio!

Everyone learns some basic English and IT skills, and many learn to play guitar, piano or drums in their free time.

Brothers swimming

There are regular recreation days, which include hiking, cycling and camping, and classes which help train them in vocational skills to get jobs in Hong Kong and elsewhere.

Some of these include lifeguarding, car mechanics, hospitality, design, IT, renovation, cooking, gardening, house renovation, carpentry and official English qualifications.

The next stage

After their time in first stage houses, our men and women live in smaller family houses around Hong Kong. They continue the process of growing up in Jesus and begin to think about the future.

Regular prayer, worship and Bible are combined with developing life skills and rebuilding family relationships. They join outreach teams, sharing with the poor and other addicts what Jesus has done in their lives. They may also begin to do some part-time work.

Many join overseas mission teams and long to share Jesus with the poor for a lifetime. Some return to our first stage houses, to help others go through the process that they’ve experienced.

There is no formula for getting this right, and no set timescale. But we believe, and have seen, that Jesus is the only answer for true freedom from addiction.