Yunnan Releases Hymnal in Zaiwa Language

By Yi Yang, April 09, 2019 09:04 AM

The launching ceremony of the hymnal in the Zaiwa language was held in Dehong Prefecture, Yunnan province on March 30, 2019. (WeChat account: Micro Jingpo )

On March 30, 2019, the hymnal in the Zaiwa language, a branch of the Jingpo languages, was released in Yunnan. 

The Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture Christian Council (CCC) and Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) held the ceremony to promote the sinicization of Christianity in the prefecture, according to the WeChat account, "Micro Jingpo". 

The Zaiwa language, a pinyin script used by a portion of the official Jingpo nationality in the Jingpo ethic area in the prefecture, was created in 1957. 

A believer witnessed that they used to sing hymns in Mandarin and the Jingpo language. As a result, some local Christians failed to understand them. The hymnal in their heart language was helpful for them to understand the content and convey their feelings about faith. 

The local religious officials, representatives of the prefecture and some cities' CCC&TSPM, the team of the Zaiwa Bible translation, as well as believers attended the ceremony.  

- Translated by Karen Luo

Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

Four Years after Xin Wei's Death, What Is the Status of Mephibosheth Home?

The current situation of a home for abandoned Children after the death of its founder.

Beijing Chongwenmen Church’s Visitation Ministry Serves with Christ’s Love

Overcoming different kinds of challenges, those ordinary people release Jesus' love through the ministry.

Hangzhou Church-run Hospital Offers Free Medical Clinic

Hangzhou Agape Rehabilitation Hospital offered a free medical clinic for about 500 believers in the local megachurch.

First Chinese “Barth" Forum Held in Beijing

From May 10 to 12, 2019, the first-ever Chinese "Karl Barth" Forum was held in the School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University.

Choirs of Jiangxi Churches Unite to Hold Praise and Worship Meeting

On May 1, 2019, the choirs of Jesus Church of Dongxiang District and Meng'en Church of Zixi County, Fuzhou united to hold a morning praise and worship meeting.

Suzhou CCC&TSPM Holds Chinese Christianity History Lecture

The Suzhou Christian Council & Three-Self Patriotic Movement (CCC&TSPM) of Jiangsu province held a lecture on Chinese Christianity history in Dushu Lake Church.

Book Club Event Conducted by Kunshan Church Shares Traditional Chinese Culture

Kunshan Church held a book club event regarding the ancients and their good characters in Dianshanhu Salvation Church.

Special Committee of Tianjin Christian Church Holds Tree Planting Activity for Charity

Not long after Easter, some Christians took part in a tree planting activity for charity put on by the Special Committee of Social Service and Communication of the Tianjin Christian Church. The activity was to celebrate the 70th anniversary of People's Republic of China and the 40th anniversary of Chinese Arbor Day.

CCC&TSPM: There Should Be Standards for Clerical Attire

The Church Goverance Committee of the China Christian Council & Three-self Patriotic Movement (CCC&TSPM) urged investigating worship liturgy, especially the issue of clerical attire.

Chinese Traditional Culture Lecture Given in Fujian Theological Seminary

Series one of lectures on promoting outstanding Chinese traditional culture - Cultural Determinism entered Fuwan Forum