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Chinese Christians Brave Snow Storms to Join Annual Mission Conference

( [email protected] ) Jan 25, 2011 12:57 PM EST
The 2010 Chinese Mission Conference concluded successfully towards the end of last year despite the heavy snow storm and below zero temperatures that has disrupted all major transportations.
The 2010 Chinese Mission Conference concluded successfully towards the end of last year despite the heavy snow storm and below zero temperatures that has disrupted all major transportations. 2010CMC

The 2010 Chinese Mission Conference concluded successfully towards the end of last year despite the heavy snow storm and below zero temperatures that has disrupted all major transportations.

Chinese Christians from throughout Canada and United States weathered the storm to get to the conference site in Philadelphia. A family from North Carolina safely arrived after spending 10 hours on the road, driving at an average of 30 miles per hour due to harsh road conditions.

Another entourage of nine conference participants of Canada’s Ottawa Chinese Church drove for eight hours with fair road conditions.

In the opening ceremony, Rev. David Chow, executive director of U.S.A. Ambassador for Christ, declared the official beginning of the conference. He said that the Great Commission and discipleship training are inseparable, for the disciples must devote their lives for Christ, follow Christ, and train more disciples for Christ.

“Not I but Christ, no reserve; no turning back, no regret,” he exhorted.

This was the ninth annual Chinese Mission Conference with over 27,000 total participants and 2,700 people who have devoted their lives for missions. The conference’s goal is to challenges every Chinese Christian to build a lifestyle centering on missions, participating in missions in their daily lives, and spreading its influence to the ends of the earth.

The speakers for this year’s conference include Rutgers Christian Community Church Senior Pastor Rev. Caleb Huang, Rev. Jamie Hudson Taylor IV, whose great great-grandfather was Hudson Taylor, Singapore Bible College President Dr. Albert Ting, Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary President Dr. John Ong Bee Chung, and China Soul Association President Rev. Zhiming Yuan, etc.

[Editor's note: reporter Joshua Cheng translate this report.]