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GIRCD Leaders Attend China Bible Exhibit, Washington, D.C.

posted Oct 12, 2011, 12:16 PM by Dee Froeber   [ updated Oct 12, 2011, 12:19 PM ]
At the invitation of the China Christian Council and the Three-self Patriotic Movement, Dee Froeber, Jeff Wood and Sandra Haskins attended the September 28th opening in Washington, D.C. of a four-city tour of the China Bible Exhibit. The exhibit will also make stops in Chicago, Dallas, and Charlotte.

The exhibit titled "A Lamp to My Feet, A Light to My Path," highlights the history of the printing of Bibles in China. According to the China Christian Council, China’s Amity Press has printed more than 56 million copies of the Bible.

A delegation of 25 ranking Chinese Christian and government leaders accompanied the debut of the exhibit. Leaders included Elder Fu Xian Wei, Chairperson of the National Three-Self Patriotic Movement, Rev. Gao Feng, President of the China Christian Council, and Minister Wang Zuo’an, president of the China Religious Culture Communication Association and minister of the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA).

During the exhibit a number of presentations and interchanges took place between Chinese and American Protestant leaders. Mr. Froeber and Mr. Wood were invited to meet with Minister Wang to discuss the current development and role of Christianity in China.

According to SARA and the China Christian Council there are an estimated 23 million Christians in China who attend China’s 56 thousand registered churches and meeting points served by 38 thousand pastoral leaders.