Saturday  12/7/2019   
A Walk Through History:

On Dec. 7, 1888, educator and philosopher Francis Wei Zhuomin (韦卓民先生) was born in Guangdong. He was educated at schools of the American Episcopal Mission in Hubei and was baptized in 1911. Wei also earned graduate degrees in the U.S. and U.K. before returning to China in 1929 to become the first Chinese president of Huazhong University (华中大学-Central China); Huazhong had been established cooperatively five years earlier by five missionary societies from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Wei served as President for 22 years. When the new PRC government ended Christian education in China, Huazhong was changed to a teacher’s college. Wei continued to teach, but was labeled a rightist in 1957 and suffered persecution until his death on Mar. 23, 1976 as the Cultural Revolution was ending. In 1993, the university held a symposium in his honor and erected a statue of him on the campus. Pray for God’s love to capture the hearts and minds of many educators in Guangdong and Hubei. Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. John 17:24