(10/27/2018) On Oct. 27, 1858, Tang Guo’an (唐国安) was born into a Christian family in Guangdong. He was one of 120 boys sent by the Qing government to study in the United States. While there he became a Christian and attended Yale University for one year. After the government unexpectedly recalled all students in 1881, Tang had a successful career in business and government in Tianjin, Shanghai and Beijing. He served on the national board of the YMCA, wrote articles for Christian journals and played an important role in ending the opium trade. In 1912, he became the founding principal of Tsinghua College. Although Tsinghua was not founded as a Christian school, Tang recruited a largely Christian staff and faculty before his untimely death the following year. Pray for the staff and students at Tsinghua and other universities to hear of the Lord’s love for the nations.
“May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
that your way may be known on earth,
your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!” Psalm 67:1-3