Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Pastor Kingal in Beijing Conference

Caption: The audience at the conference on Wednesday 4th Feb, 2009. They are mostly foreign students and workers in China from over 40 nationalities. The picture is part of a group discussion after the bible study. Picture by Mathew Yakai
Caption: Pastor Kingal checking out his new neck warmer because of the cold weather in Beijing. He flew from Lae, Papua New Guinea and arrived in Beijing which is experiencing a temperature at -4 degree Celsius. Thanks to Albert Tobby for the new neck warmer. Pic by Mathew Yakai

Caption: Pastor Kingal and Malcolm, a Papua New Guinea student in China on their way to restaurant for lunch. Ps. Kingal looks cool in his winter outfit. Picture by mathew Yakai

By Mathew Yakai in Beijing
Pastor Joseph Kingal of Joseph Kingal Evangelistic Ministries has arrived in Beijing, China on Monday 2nd February and currently taking part in an International Students Christian Winter Conference.

This is the second consecutive invitation, where in 2007, Pastor Kingal was invited in the Shengyang Conference.

The theme of the conference is “Living in the Power of Love” (Colossians 3: 14) starts on Wednesday 4th and ends Friday 6th at the Beijing International Christian Fellowship.

More than 250 foreign students from over 40 nationalities including Papua New Guineans studying in China are attending the conference. Other foreigners working in China are also attending.

The annual conference, usually held around same time is facilitated by a team of Christian student leaders known as the Central Steering Committee or CSC.

CSC is divided into two sections. The northern group is Northern Regional Steering Committee (NRSC), in which Jeffers Heptol, a Papua New Guinean student in China is the President.

Beijing Conference this week is the Northern Region conference organized under the leadership of Mr. Heptol.

Due to government regulations the conference is strictly for passport holders only and no Chinese national are allowed.

Pastor Kingal will be speaking in the main evangelistic night from Wednesday through Friday and also hold prayer and counseling within the days program with baptism service.

Note. The writer is currently attending this conference and will update this blog. For those in Papua New Guinea can tune into Wantok Radio Light for updates. An overall summary of the conference will be published on Sunday Chronicle Sunday Feb 8th, 2009 and Sunday Feb 15, 2009.

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