On June 10, 2019, Rev. Xu Xiaohong, chairman of National TSPM received Richard J. Mouw, former president of Fuller Theological Seminary, and David Fung, member of Board of Trustee at Fuller Theological Seminary. Rev. Lin Manhong, associate general secretary of China Christian Council (CCC) and other staff members participated in the reception.
Mr. Richard J. Mouw expressed his excitement for this trip to CCC&TSPM, which was probably his last visit. He appreciated the warm welcome and reception by CCC&TSPM.
Referring to the good rapport between Fuller Theological Seminary and CCC&TSPM, Mr. Richard J. Mouw recollected his first visit in 1994 when he had a discussion with Bishop K. H. Ting over the reconstruction of theological thinking.
He paid much attention to the development of the church in China, and expected to see a further strengthened partnership between Fuller Theological Seminary and the church in China in the future.
Mr. David Fung mentioned the cooperation and friendship between the two sides, and that he himself had witnessed the continuous growth of the church in China during a dozen times visits to China.
Rev. Xu Xiaohong responded that he really appreciated Fuller Theological Seminary’s respect for the Three-self Principles of the church in China and its help to cultivate talents for the church in China.
The friendship between the two sides was founded by Mr. Richard J. Mouw and Bishop K. H. Ting. These years also witnessed a few rounds of good cooperation that was highly valued by the church in China. CCC&TSPM hoped that our cooperation will continue to grow in the future.
Mr. Richard J. Mouw admired the ministries being carried out by the church in China in terms of the indigenization and contextualization of Christianity in China. He said that each visit to the church in China was out of the purposes of cooperation and learning.
Later, Rev. Xu also introduced the guests the social service ministries in churches all over the country.
At last, the two sides exchanged gifts and took group photos.