Her name is Lynda Kong, and she is the Women's Ministry Director at Christ Church NYC. She addressed our congregation on Mother's Day (May 11). My own mother was at church that morning, and found Lynda's message very moving and helpful. So I wanted you all to read it.
Here is the beginning to get you ready:
Today is Mother’s Day, so I’d like to tell you a little about my mother, and then share some thoughts on the nature of our Christian life together.Would you like to read more?
My mother was raised in the rural village in Guangzhou, China, during Mao’s Cultural Revolution. When she was 15 years old, her father, who was an intellectual and the mayor of her village, was arrested by the Communists and taken to exile in Siberia. My mother practically never saw her father again.
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We begin in earnest next Monday.
Pic of kids in Guangzhou in 2007. From Nico in China.