In Early Feburary this year, the Principal has visited Shanghai together with nine students, lay and postulant, for meetings with Elder Fu, Leader of the Three Self Patriotic Movement, and Melissa, Revd. Dr. Lin Man Hong, Deputy General Secretary of the China Christian Council!
These meetings are the first time that lay students of Ming Hua have represented their College on an official visit to the Protestant Church’s Headquarters in China. Archbishop Paul blessed the group and sent it to Shanghai with the words, “I am convinced that this trip will greatly benefit our students work and their understanding of Chinese Christianity”, and asking the group to give his warm personal greetings to Elder Fu and General Secretary Melissa, Revd. Dr. Lin Man Hong.
The visit also marks the first time that a Taiwanese ordinand – Ming Hua student Anthony Liang fan-wei has visited Shanghai as part of an official party from the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. This new event is further evidence of the College’s distinctive role in helping to bring together Chinese Christians from different contexts, both within the Anglican Church and the wider Protestant family.