Hudson Taylor Memorial Tower Opens in China

By Yi Yang, June 07, 2018 01:06 AM

The Hudson Taylor Memorial Tower opened on June 6, 2018. (WeChat account: Christianity in Zhenjiang )

On June 5, 2018, the Hudson Taylor Memorial Tower was open to public in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu. The tower stands at the back of Hudson Taylor Memorial Church or Xuande Church.

Pastor James Hudson Taylor IV (Jamie) shared testimony in the unveiling ceremony, according to the WeChat account "Christianity in Zhenjiang". Jamie talked about the story of finding the gravestones of Hudson Taylor and his wife in Zhenjiang in 1983. He expressed gratitude to the believers who were involved in the construction of the memorial tower. He used the words as the mutual encouragement: "inherit the faith", "deny yourself and follow the Lord", "sola Christ", "believe in God", and "offer up all you have to the Lord".

Rev. Zheng Keyun, chairman of the Jiangsu TSPM, preached a sermon titled "Growing Upward", citing Matthew 13:1-9.

James Hudson Taylor came to China in 1853 as a missionary and dedicated his life to the country and the mission in China. In 1905, he passed away in Shanghai. He was buried next to his first wife, Maria Dyer Taylor, and four of their children who died in childhood in a cemetery of Zhenjiang, according to his wishes.

In 1988, James Hudson Taylor III, the great grandson, his wife and a pastor of Zhenjiang Church discovered Hudson Taylor's tombstone, which was found in the Zhenjiang Museum.

In April 2014, the couple's tombs were moved to the Hudson Taylor Memorial Church which built Hudson Building to commemorate this great missionary. 

"If I had a thousand pounds, China should have it; if I had a thousand lives, China should have them. " This is Hudson's most famous saying. 

- Translated by Karen Luo

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