Gambling severely damages lives.
It does not discriminate
between age and gender. Many gamble away their hard-earned
money and time with some ultimately losing everything.
pathological gamblers run up heavy debts and have constant rows at
breakdowns are common and many innocent children of such families
suffer as a
result. The consequences of gambling are worse if such gamblers have
from loan sharks. The constant threats from 'recovery agents' cause
only to themselves, but to their families.
For many, gambling quickly
becomes an addiction. In their
helplessness, they lose their sense of right and wrong. Some are forced
life of crime to fund their habit; others, feeling that they have
end, attempt suicide.
In 1996, a few
Christians who were formerly
gambling addicts but found new life by the grace of God, were
their hearts to help others still trapped in the addiction. They wanted
gamblers to know that through the power of the Gospel, God could give
the strength to overcome their compulsive gambling and have a
Together with some Chinese
Christian leaders and the help of
the Bishop Ho Ming Wah Chinese Association, these former gamblers
Christian Centre for Gambling Rehabilitation in 1996. Since then, the
people seeking help from the Centre has been on the increase.
from long distances with some knocking at our door past midnight. Where
there is a
demand, we will go out and call on them.
On 27 November 2000, the Centre
was registered as an
All services provided by the
Centre are free of charge,
financed by voluntary gifts and offerings, and supported by voluntary
We hope that God will continue to bless this ministry so that help will
continue to be available to those who need it.
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