Yuan Li

What an amazing evening!

Today started off as usual with lessons.  After the lesson I went to pick up the suit I have hired for the wedding on Sunday, enjoying a lovely walk along the canal.

I can see why JD loves willow trees.

This evening I went to Gulou Church for the event that I had learned about yesterday.

Yuan Li (袁立) is a quite a famous TV/movie star in China.  She is also a Christian and is originally from Hangzhou.

The entrance to Gulou church is beautiful, very grand:

Yuan Li came to speak at here, obviously drawing quite a crowd.  The church was full, and I decided to head up to the balcony for a better view.

Some of the photos are from friends, which is why there are different angles.  I’m not totally sure of the order.

Obviously my Chinese is still not at a level where I can understand such talks, but my friends told me something of what she spoke about was her work amongst patients with advanced pneumoconiosis.

“There are no celebrities, only sinners and righteous people.”

“In heaven, people are equal, and there should be no discrimination.”  There are no famous people in the Kingdom of Heaven.

没有名人 只有罪人和义人。  关注晚期尘肺病人的袁立姊妹 生命分享 。 

These are some of the pictures she shared:

“但圣灵降临在你们身上,你们就必得着能力,并要在耶路撒冷、犹太全地,和撒玛利亚,直到地极,作我的见证。” (徒1:8)  
袁立姊妹的见证! 
“上帝阻挡骄傲的人,赐恩给谦卑的人。”(雅4:6)”。 
“在天国里人是平等的,不应该有歧视。”

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8)

“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6).

XX was sitting right next to Yuan Li and wanted to get her autograph but didn’t have a pen.  I managed to find someone with one, and took it down to her.

 

While I was posting pictures of the event on WeChat my friends were asking whether I got a photo with her.  So I decided I had to try! 

So it was quite surprising and funny how I ended up being able to get the selfie, just because I was standing right at the front after taking XX the pen.

I thought it probably wouldn’t have been possible for others afterwards to get an individual selfie, as you can see from everyone pushing to do the same!

The irony of this didn’t escape me, after the topic she spoke about tonight.

But she seems a lovely lady, a wonderful Christian.  And is a famous actress!
(Though I hadn’t heard about her before yesterday).

 

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