Welcoming Hong Kong immigrants
The recent political turmoil in China has resulted in around 90 young professional families arriving in Norwich from Hong Kong in 2021.
There is a longing for security and friendship after the upheaval and distress of the past few years. Children are used to doing their best in school but are now facing language and cultural difficulties. It is easy to understand the draw of a Chinese enclave but there is a desire not to settle for that alone.
The Chinese Church in Bowthorpe is flourishing and offers ministry in both Mandarin and English. It is humbling and uplifting to go there and feel joy in being one in Christ. The minister, Stephen Lau, and other leaders tirelessly serve this congregation which is now enriched with new families as well as students. There is a real sense of community, gathering as brothers and sisters in Christ whatever our background.
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