Rural Church Greets Seminary Freshman and Sends Off Graduates
By Siyang Christianity , September 02, 2017 08:09 AM
On August 25, 2017, the Siyang TSPM of Suqian, Jiangsu, held a farewell and welcome party for seminary graduates and freshmen.
Nineteen students have been admitted to Jiangsu Theological Seminary and twenty-two to the Suqian Training Course. Twenty-seven students graduated from a theological training center in Siyang.
Wang Changjin, chairman of the county's TSPM, gave a speech while representatives of the freshmen and graduates made statements.
Zhuang Hengbin, head of the county's Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs, encouraged the students to make academic accomplishments and fulfill their missions. Rev. Wan Chao, chairman of the Suqian TSPM, stated that he hoped that the students could become useful to society, passionate in work but modest in attitude.
- Translated by Karen Luo
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