Rev. James (Jamie) Hudson Talyor IV is invited by Chinese churches in Canada to speak on a series of joint retreat, which is expected to strengthen them for the world’s Chinese missions.
The great-great-grandson of the founder of Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF), formerly known as China Inland Mission (CIM), will go on a tour to the major cities in Canada from late April to early May. As former international general director of OMF and the descendant of a great British missionary to China, Taylor recognizes the potential of Canadian Chinese Christians to engage in world missions.
According to OMF Canada, since there are over 350 Chinese churches in Canada and most of them are well-established, they are already prepared to take part in world missions. Therefore, the focus of Taylor’s ministry tour this time is to minister to the Chinese Christian community in Canada. Taylor will be speaking in four cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto.
In Vancouver, Taylor will attend the 25th anniversary banquet of the Lighthouse Harbor Ministries on April 20. He will also be the keynote speaker at the City-wide Vancouver Bible Conference in the evenings from April 21 thru April 23. The theme of the Bible Conference in Chinese is "Inheriting the past and opening the future; Never Forget China."
After the Bible Conference, Taylor will head to Calgary for two days, following by another two days in Edmonton. He will then conclude the tour in Canada in Toronto, where he will stay from April 28 to May 3.
Alongside with the tour, other important occasion for the Tyndale University College & Seminary will be taken place. On Sunday April 30, a Commissioning Service for Chinese Graduates 2006 is set at 4:00- 6:00 p.m. at Grace Chinese Gospel Church of North York. After the ceremony, a banquet is prepared at Century Palace Restaurant to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Hudson Taylor Center and Tyndale Chinese Alumni Reunion. Taylor will be presented at both events.
Rev. James (Jamie) Hudson Talyor IV is the fifth generation after Hudson Taylor. He was born and grew up in Taiwan until high school. He went to Seattle to continue his university and he started serving in OMF when he graduated. Under the encouragement of Rev. David Howard Adeney from OMF, Taylor pursed further theological education. He later served at Boston Chinese Bible Church. In 1993, he went back to Taiwan and served in OMF. He is also the first one in the Taylor’s family to marry a Chinese.