On the morning of 10th January 2019, Rev. Xu Xiaohong, chairman of National committee of Three-self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) and Rev. Shen Xuebin from China Christian Council (CCC) received Rev. Wei Tixiang, president of Chinese Cross-strait Christian Exchange Association (CSCEA) and vice president Elder Ouyang Jiali. On behalf of CSCEA, Rev. Wei Tixiang extended the congratulation towards Rev. Xu Xiaohong for being elected as the chairman of National TSPM. Both sides exchanged ideas regarding how to deepen exchange and cooperation, and expected cross-strait exchange activities as well as the exchanges with Hong Kong and Macau at a reasonable time.
Rev. Xu Xiaohong said that people on both sides of the Strait not only are bonded by blood, but also are brothers and sisters in God’s family. Having several exchange activities in the past, we should value the profound friendship created since the older generation, pass it down, continue to facilitate exchanges and dialogues and promote the development of the relationship between both sides in a peaceful way.
Rev. Wei Tixiang and Elder Ouyang Jiali especially offered an invitation to the new membership of CCC&TSPM revisiting the church in Taiwan to strengthen understanding and friendship among church staff as well as young church leaders in particular, so that they can learn from each other and better serve the church of God under His guidance.
Rev. Xu highly appraised the exchanges between young church members on both sides of the Strait. He introduced the fellowships and churches in the mainland that gave lectures on career aspect. From the perspective of faith, sharing testimony with one another can have positive impact on guiding believers to be light and salt in the society, love one another, honor God and benefit people. Rev. Xu stressed that the proper guidance in fellowships is required so that they can serve believers and help them achieve all-round development and broaden their horizon. Also, efforts should be made for fellowships in avoidance of becoming the negative energy impeding church revival and development. Rev. Xu said that both sides have deepened mutual trust, understanding and support through former cooperation, which can help build on past successes to further advance our cause and contribute to peaceful development of cross-strait relations.
Rev. Lin Manhong, deputy general secretary of CCC and other staff members attended the reception.
After the meeting, both sides took group photos.