2016

  • The long-awaited new wooden boat’s (Dawn II) launching was finally accomplished on January 15, 2016. The boat carries food, drinking water, daily household supplies to the Island; brings our staff to work, back and forth between Sai Kung and Dawn Island; chauffeurs our students to medical appointments, to appointments with probation officers and etc.
  • In January, a cookbook New Life Kitchen was published. The book was compiled from the recipes contributed by our current and former kitchen staff and 14 of them were chosen. Each of these 14, using his or her imagination to elicit a message or testimony through which each participant shows genuine personal feeling as they put it in writing. May all the Might and Glory be to our God.
  • Reconstruction of Dawn Island : Contractor completed the project at the end of February 2016.
  • May 16 – May 31 our General Secretary led a 4-person STM (short term mission) for a 2-week mission to England. The team consisted of 2 graduates, then evangelist Kwok Chun Hing and herself, sharing testimonials and messages as they traveled along.
  • July 28 – August 15 our General Secretary led 3 recovered former drug abusers to have a two-week STM to Australia. The team went to Sydney and Melbourne to visit several churches as planned. Our members shared messages and testimonials among the local churches. Our team was also interviewed by 3 local radio stations.

2015

  • Jan 17: A Social Enterprise, Morning Star Motorcycle Limited, was established and began offering services to the general public.
  • Jan 22: A groundbreaking ceremony was inaugurated, signifying the official commencement of the reconstruction of Dawn Island.
  • April 29-May 16: Led by Mrs. Lilian Yeh, OD short term mission team spent 2 weeks touring Vancouver, Canada. A live interview and an AV recording session were conducted with Showers of Blessing Evangelistic Ministry, a local gospel Radio Station. In the episode titled "Light of the Morning Star", our team members shared God’s grace they experienced in their lives to listeners.
  • July 21: Mark Service Company Limited, the 2nd Social Enterprise of OD, was set up. It offers our graduates more job and new life opportunities.
  • Oct 8-Nov 22: A short term mission team, which consisted of 5 co-workers and headed by our Assistant General Secretary, Ms. Flora Siu and minister, Mr. Chun Hing Kwok, visited Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. The team was interviewed by local 3-CW Australia Chinese Broadcasting Station and Australia SBS Broadcasting Station.

2014

  • “Friends of Operation Dawn”(F.O.O.D.) the voluntary group was set up on 3rd January, 2014.
  • March 31, 2014: In the Cable TV documentary ’Small Yet Significant’ The broadband described how the OD General Secretary gave up the abundant life in the US and returned to HK, using her academic learning in management, religion’s belief and life experience, she fares well in helping the drug addicts rid their drug abuse.
  • From May 1 to 15, our General Secretary, Mrs Yeh led the short-term mssion team, comprising her husband and 4 former-addict co-workers, to Australia. They visited numerous Chinese churches and a Nepali church in Melbourne and Sydney, leading services, sharing testimonies and messages. They were interviewed by Australian Chinese Radio Station (CR2) and shared God's amazing work in OD.
  • July 16, 2014: "Mental addiction" and "Physical addiction" were the catchy phrases on HKCSS's documentary, ‘Thursday Daily Pulse’. The show explained how OD’s rehab service helped drug addicts kick their habit and reconcile with their families.

2013

  • On March 14, CLP Ltd formally started to provide Dawn Island 24-hour renewable electricity. On Mount Carmel there are 456 pieces of solar panel and 1 wind turbine; in Living Spring 216 panels and 1 wind turbine. Together they can generate 192 kilowatts power.
  • Sept-Nov: CLP Ltd posted a well-liked feature story "You & Me: Rekindle the Flame of Life" on Facebook. It featured a short film clip called "Operation Dawn: Where the Miracle of Rebirth Occurs" about a team of volunteers from CLP who ran a foundation course on electrical work for our students. Through this event a fund of HK$100,000 was raised for OD.
  • October: Nepalis Bible Training School was established, aiming to equip Nepalis co-workers with theological knowledge and biblical background.
  • November 10th: Operation Dawn was interviewed by RTHK Show "We Are Not Freaks". Students and their families candidly shared their ups and downs during their rehabilitation.

2012

  • In early 2012 we were notified by the Narcotic Department that our fund application for rebuilding DI had been approved, which turned a new page for our service development.
  • Again in early 2012 OD Drug Rehab Centre successfully applied for and was awarded the sponsorship from Environment and Conservation Fund and Environmental Campaign Committee, and got the first solar water heater installed.
  • October 2-16: Led by Mrs. Lilian Yeh, OD short term mission team (comprising Dr Roger Yeh and 3 former-addict co-workers) visited Hawaii, U.S.A. to share the gospel and their life testimonies.
  • By the end of 2012, CLP completed the 2nd phase of the solar energy engineering.

2011

  • On March 19, CLP sponsored our first orienteering activity, "CLP-Operation Dawn Orienteering Challenge" on Dawn Island, to help raise funds for facilities at our rehabilitation centre. HK$330,000 was raised on that day.
  • On Sep 19, in “the National Drug Abuse Prevention Conference 2011” OD was invited to speak on topic “The Needs of a Specific Group of Drug Addicts”, reading an essay about the situation and needs of South-Asian drug addicts in Hong Kong.