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AACC General Secretary’s Solidarity Visit to the Churches in China

On 9th April 2024, the AACC General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Fidon Mwombeki visited China to express AACC’s solidarity with the Chinese Community. Hosted by Amity Foundation, one of AACC’s partners in China, the General Secretary was accompanied by Ms. Evelyne Okunda, AACC's Executive Officer in the office of the General Secretary. 

During their visit, the delegation paid a courtesy call China Christian Council (CCC), the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA), and several other Church communities such as the Three-self Movement, sharing experiences and learning about the expressions of Christianity in China. 

The delegation visited Nanjing Union Theological Seminary; the flagship theological seminary of Protestant Christianity in China and learned about the tremendous developments that have happened in the institution over time. 

“We yearn for more theological collaboration between Africa and China.”  Noted Dr. Fidon. 

The General Secretary attended worship services at St Paul church, Nanjing, a vibrant church that normally holds 6 worship services a week with regular attendance of over 2000 believers. 

“A visit to Amity Printing Company was more than inspirational. We thank God for the great work they are doing for the Kingdom of God worldwide. Thanks, Chairman Qui, General Secretary Ling, our dear friend Vivian, and the Company’s General Manager for such an impressive tour and sharing. We commit to further cooperation.” Expressed Dr. Fidon. 

“The Amity Bakery in Nanjing is a marvelous diaconal ministry. It is true, every human being deserves dignity at their level, and this is a great example of enabling dignified life for people with disability.” He shared.

Run by Amity Foundation, the Bakery supports people with mental challenges to attend vocational training, build confidence and capacity for their families to improve their living standards and quality of life. 

I learned a lot about the growing Chinese church, the freedom the churches have and their desire to be an authentic Fellowship of Christian believers.” Noted Dr Fidon in his Facebook post as he reflected on his time in China.We in Africa find similarities in our priorities and would want to develop a closer relationship with the Chinese churches” he continued, appreciating Chairman, Rev. Xu, and the other church leaders who welcomed the AACC to China. 

Photo: The AACC Delegation with their hosts at the Amity Printing Company [Credit: Evelyne Okunda]