For SEAPC, the healthcare platform is the extended hands and feet of Jesus to people who need healing. For many of the individuals, it may be the first Christian witness that they have encountered.
kids served monthly by 30 trainees through CARE China
new nations for expansion of CARE into Africa and South America
After 20 years of prayer and hope, the Beijing Autism Association and the Handicapped Association of China approached SEAPC to partner in the establishment of national training and protocols for children with autism, their teachers and families. This project officially launched in October 2014, and the 10-year agreement began with the establishment of a center in Beijing and the equipping of 100 trainers. The second phase of the program has been to expand the training to organizations around Beijing and other areas. The final phase is to have a certified training program and centers established in every province of China. By 2021, centers were established in the cities of Chengdu and Haikou, with outposts established in other regions. To date, the program has trained over 1,000 trainers through in-person education sessions held in both China and the United States. The remaining years of the agreement will focus on expanding the training to more trainers, developing the standard of education for children living with autism, and developing more centers throughout the country.
This project began in 1996 with the survey and treatment of children with congenital heart disease. Through this project, thousands of children have been screened and over 400 children treated. Although the survey and general treatment phase of this project has been successfully handed over to the People’s Republic of China, SEAPC continues to serve Tibet by treating children whose cases are complex or risky and providing aftercare for previous patients. The Touching Hearts project is reaching the next generation of Tibet with Jesus’ love.
SEAPC volunteer medical teams hit the road several times per year to serve rural villages and bustling cities alike with acute medical care in churches, schools, and orphanages. These teams are made up of healthcare professionals who provide basic care, as well as non-medical team members who focus on prayer. By partnering with local ministries, short-term workers are able to ensure that those they serve are connected to resources for ongoing support.
Zhi had heart surgery in 2011 through Touching Hearts in Tibet. She recovered very well after the surgery, and her family is grateful for what SEAPC did for her. Her grandfather said that when she was having the heart surgery, their relatives and neighbors didn’t help them, but SEAPC truly cared for Zhi and her family will appreciate this great love forever. After a recent visit with Zhi’s family, a friend explained the difference between Buddhism and Christianity to her father and grandfather, who both decided to accept the Lord as their savior.