Beijing Government officials and Church leaders visit Australia

( [email protected] ) Nov 07, 2003 08:42 AM EST

Bible Society NSW has announced that they would be hosting a visit from a delegation of Chinese Religious Affair Bureau official and Beijing Church leaders this week as they visit Sydney and Canberra.

The six members from China, including 4 church leaders from the Beijing 'Three-Self Patriotic Movement Churches' want to look at how Australian Christian and organizations like the Bible Society NSW conduct sports ministries.

Bible Society has been involved in sports ministries so that it could have the chance to show their ways in which visitors may be able to conduct similar ministries during the 2008 Beijing Olympics

According to Bible Society NSW CEO, Daniel Willis, delegation will meet with representatives from Sports Chaplaincy, Campus Crusade, Athletes in Action and Homestay. And Each of these organization will explain how they use sporting events to distribute Bibles and Bible portions, videos and provide support through the various chaplaincy and homestay programs.

The delegation will also have the opportunity to visit some of Sydney's premier tourist destinations and will spend one day in Canberra. They will attend a number of Rugby World Cup events and visit the Salvation Army's festival in Wollongong.