A Chinese pastor who participated in writing one of the most influential documentary in mainland China and a student activist who was warranted by the Chinese government after June 4th Incident in 1989 will be speaking in Hong Kong on China missions.
With the title “How to Share the Gospel with the Chinese”, Rev. Yuan Zhi-ming will lead four consecutive nights of seminars and conferences beginning on April 19th.
During two of the weekends, he will lecture on some of life’s most important topics, including “Love and Hate”, “Success and Failure”, “God and Man”, and “Gains and Lost”. He hopes that believers in China and those who wish to hear the word can come to participate.
Prior to becoming a Christian, Yuan participated in writing the script for “River Elegy”, a six-part documentary shown on China Central Television in 1988 that announced the death of traditional Chinese civilization, and this film was widely received by the youth Chinese intellectuals at that time, causing an uproar in the society.
Despite the instant fame, Yuan was warranted after the June 4th Incident in 1989 and was forced to escape overseas. In United States, he was invited by Princeton University to serve as a visiting scholar, which was when he was exposed to Christianity.
Later in 1991, he received baptism and in the following year studied theology at Mississippi Reformed Seminary. In 1999, he co-founded the China Soul for Christ Foundation and served the Chinese believers with media productions.
Given his unique background and experiences, Yuan’s messages can more easily touch the hearts of his kin. When filming “The Gospel”, “The Cross – Jesus in China”, and various other landmark documentaries, he obtained a deep understanding of the essence of the gospel and the cultural personalities of the Chinese civilization; therefore, he has a deep insight to share the gospel to the Chinese.
Last October, Yuan was ordained as a pastor at a church in Bay Area, California. For many years, he has served his people and the believers through media production and has ignited the desires of Chinese believers to spread the gospel. Oversea Chinese pastor Rev. Liu Tong-su called Yuan as the “representation of the burdens of this generation’s Chinese evangelists.”
[Editor's note: reporter Luke Leung translated the article.]