JIANGSU, China – The second Jiangsu Pastors’ Training was held from 18-22 April at Jiangsu Theological Seminary. Attended by 70 elders, pastors and preachers from Xuzhou, Huaian, Zhengjiang, Suqian and Nantong, this continuing education supported by UBS is Jiangsu Christian Council/TSPM’s way of strengthening the preaching and teaching capabilities of key church leaders throughout the province. (Photo: Participants of the training, invited guests, instructors and staff members of Jiangsu Theological Seminary)Read more [...]
YUNNAN, China - Tucked in the Honghe (Red River) Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southeast of Yunnan Province is Mile (pronounced Mi-le) County – a beautiful place known for its hot springs, rolling hills and the Red River, which runs through it before reaching Vietnam.
The historical county is so named because of an ancient legend saying that a deity had once visited the place. Since then Mile has been a religious site for Buddhists and tourists alike.
Recently a 19.99-meter tall statue of the deity has just been erected in the county, which is being developed into a tourist center.
This is also where Pan Luqing, 25, a Miao preacher from another county has been serving for the past one year in Honghe Church, a small congregation of 30 members. The church is located in an iconic old style courtyard house (siheyuan), a walled structure that usually houses three families. “As it is a very old place, the other two families have moved out and converted their houses into an ancestral worship hall, coming back regularly to perform some religious rites.” related Pan, who lives in a small room in the church premise.Read more [...]