From Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, Christian celebrity Jiang Liping will be holding a music evangelistical rally in Chongqing Holy Love Church and will share her testimony.
Jiang Liping is an artist who debuted in the 1980s and acted in the films: Pale Passion, The Romancing Stars. She has also published famous songs. In addition, she is the daughter of the entrepreneur, Jiang Zhen. When she entered into the music world, she was an industrial manager with bachelor degree.
It is rarely known that Jiang Liping once published the gospel album, Thank You for Your Love, which received the appreciation of the Universal Music Group.This album became the first local gospel album published all over the world. How did Jiang become a Christian? Actually, her the road to her conversion has its twists and turns.
"Once a friend doubted why she believed in God when she had a good marriage and prosperous career." Jiang shared, there was a time when she found the world around her had changed so fast, her good friends in show business including famous celebrities Leslie Cheung, Anita Mui Yim-fong and Roman Tam all passed, which made her sigh. They both gained fame and fortune, but they didn't have peace inside. Along with the big events in 2004, the Indian Ocean earthquake, tsunamis, wind disasters, and floods, it made her realize that humans are so small.
Actually, Jiang came to know Christianity and joined church's activities at a young age. There were two things that brought her back to church: the first thing was that some of her friends from the entertainment circle had already died and the second was that her children had become disobedient once she entered adolescence. Then she returned to church.
Jiang spoke frankly: "In the beginning, when I first came back to church, I didn't put my heart into it and after one year I found that there was no change in my children, which disappointed me. Then after the second year, some Christians invited me to join their Bible class and prayer service, which freaked me out because I thought that going to church on Sundays was already a great thing for me and I never considered learning about the Bible. After several invitations, touched by their sincerity, I attended it as attending social activities, but I took my heart out to God. Once in a Bible class, a foreign sister prayed for my children and asked many beautiful things from heaven for them, which moved me. I realized that I didn't know what love was. The true love for children is not material love but love of spending time with them, that comes from the heart. What God makes me understand more is that any success can't make up the failure in my family, so I choose to be a virtuous woman to my husband, a good mother of my children, according to God's instructions. It is only God who can reconcile family disputes."
Today, Jiang is a totally different person from her past. She declared publicly that she hopes that for the of her rest life she can sing songs for her religion, bring her husband and children back to church, use her voice to give testimony all over the world, and take part in volunteer activities helping left-behind children.
"It's my greatest grace and blessing to work for the Lord and to lead people to Christ. There is nothing more precious than bringing the Gospel and the hope of enternal life!" Jiang wrote in her microblog this April.