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Brian Wo – China, 2008

“I’m persuaded that if more people saw what I see on a regular basis, they would want change.”

- Bryan Steveson, American Lawyer, Author of Just Mercy

Brian Wo, an American Friends of ICC board alumni, stated recently that when we enter into the suffering of others and their stories of oppression, neglect, marginalization and suffering, our hearts are broken and we can no longer turn our eyes away and do nothing. His trip to China birthed in him a ministry of compassion which now includes serving with the Bay Area Anti-trafficking Coalition.


Just like our black brothers and sisters and women who are trafficked, children and families in China impacted by disability continue to need us to come alongside them. They need our voices to advocate for them. They need our hands to extend mercy and love and hope. And they need to know that we share with them a common humanity – that in our diversity we are created in the image of a loving God to love and be loved.


Twenty seven years ago, David Gotts walked into welfare centers in China and saw a need for change in China. In 1988 Bryan Stevenson stepped foot on death row, met an innocent black man headed toward execution, and knew change had to come. Brian Wo spent 2 weeks in China and understood the need for compassion ministry.

How Are You Being Called To Make A Change?

Here is why the current Board of Directors of American Friends of ICC have stepped into their call to advocate for change in China. Hover over the images below to hear each Board Member's heart for ICC.

Michele Harris

"Empowering families to remain together is the part of our vision which inspires me the most."

Elaine Kung

"I am grateful for generous supporters who invested in me – I was living on the edge."

Ken Smith

"Your support will help to grow the influence of ICC in changing minds and hearts to see the worth of every individual."

Sylvia Leong

"The children are so precious, but even more moving to me was watching their caretakers care for and love on the children."

Matt Laughlin

"It is a great privilege to get to partner with the ministry of ICC and literally be a part of lives being changed every day!"

You too can make a change as you partner with ICC to bring life and hope to vulnerable children and families in China.

“Love produces hope and opportunity, and to love is to believe that every individual’s life is precious, valued and deserves to be loved. We hope that we will bring love to these multigenerational families and make an impact in their communities.”

 - Alice – ICC’s FPP Manager - Find more of Alice’s story here

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International China Concern is a Christian development organisation dedicated to changing lives by bringing love, hope and opportunity to China’s abandoned and disabled children.


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