On the International Mother's Day, May 13 this year, Yanjing Theological Seminary held a special free clinic for mothers who attended the Sunday services.
Nine medical professionals provided medical service covering Chinese medicine, blood pressure and glucose measurement, acupuncture, and massage.
After the first service, forty or fifty mothers queued in line for the service. A masseuse gave a massage to the participants for an average duration of ten minutes.
After working for over an hour, the volunteers continued their service for the second service.
A doctor said that the free clinic has been around for years and hosted twice a year. The first one is conducted on Mother's Day and the other one around October.
The Yanjing Theological Seminary in Beijing, the only seminary in the capital city, is one of the few Level Two institutions recruiting on a regional basis, the same as the East China Theological Seminary in Shanghai. It offers four-year undergraduate programs and also provides a one-year specialized program.
- Translated by Karen Luo