The Hiding Place is a Christian Home for a new beginning setup for the rehabilitation of drug addicts, ex-prisoners, alcoholics, gambling addicts, homeless orphans, inhalant abusers, wayward teens, young offenders, troubled youths and those in need of help.

 

Mission Objective

“We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.” Colossians 1:28

 

Historical Background

The Christian Drug Ministry in Singapore was first started in 1973. It was then that a group of students from the Singapore Bible College responded to a call by the late Rev. Henry Khoo to do outreach work to the drug addicts at the Opium Treatment Centre in St John’s Island. This regular visits to the island led Sis Christina Chan to start the first Christian Halfway House in Singapore called the House of Grace which eventually was renamed, The Hiding Place.

 

Home Directors/ House Parents

In 1973 Mrs Christina Chan together with Pastor Philip in 1976 responded to God’s call to reach out to drug addicts and those in need. They were both trained at the Singapore Bible College. In 1978 they set up this Christian Home called the Hiding Place, with the motto, “AS LONG AS WE LIVE WE WILL OPEN OUR DOOR TO ANYONE WHO KNOCKS.” Their initial call from God was to reach out to the drug addicts but as many came knocking at their door seeking to be helped they have since opened their door wide to many others in need. They operate in a 24/7 residents live-in ministry in a Christian Home family acting as parents to the residents in the Rehabilitation Programme.

 

Home Mission Objective

As a former heroin addict, Pastor Philip Chan who himself have been set free from drug by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he is adamant that Jesus is the answer to the drug addicts problem. He believes that Christianity has much to offer in the Rehabilitation of drug addicts and has since given his life to this cause. Therefore, the mission objective of the Hiding Place is quoted from Colossians 1:28-29 “We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. For this purpose, also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily work within me.”