Tag: Elderly

Chinese Church Voices

China’s Aging Population and the Church

Part of the impact of the pandemic in Yangzhou was felt among the elderly gathering in mahjong halls. This has prompted the Christian Times to consider the ways that the elderly are spending their free time and how the church might contribute positively to their well-being.

Chinese Church Voices

Hope in the Sunset Years

Those who have faith in God and hope in the Lord, even if they are in the twilight of their lives, shall not be worried or afraid, because God has promised that “they still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green."

Chinese Church Voices

Baptized at 102

  “I am finally baptized. I have peace believing in Jesus.”

The Lantern

China’s Elderly

China's burgeoning elderly population is capturing the hearts and imaginations of Christians inside and outside China. Together they are exploring new avenues to reach out to this significant segment of China's population. Here we look at some the challenges facing China's seniors and ways we can pray for them and for those seeking to minister to them in the name of Christ.

Chinese Church Voices

How to Minister to Seniors, Part 3

The journal ChurchChina published an article earlier this summer on how Chinese Christians can care for and minister to the increasing senior population in China. In recent weeks we have published parts one and two  of a translation of that article in which the author described her ministry to the elderly in a senior center and helpful recommendations for serving seniors. This is part three in which the author reflects on and summarizes serving the elderly.

Chinese Church Voices

How to Minister to Seniors, Part 2

The journal ChurchChina published an article earlier this summer on how Chinese Christians can care for and minister to the increasing senior population in China. Last week we published part one of a translation of that article in which the author describes her ministry to the elderly in a senior center. This week we publish part two which includes helpful recommendations for serving seniors.

Chinese Church Voices

How to Minister to Seniors, Part 1

In this article from the journal ChurchChina, the author gives an example of how Chinese Christians can care for and minister to the senior population. She describes her own ministry to the elderly in senior centers, as well as makes useful recommendations for how to minister to seniors. This is part one of an article being reposted in three-parts.

Peoples of China

As China Grows Older

China’s elderly population is burgeoning and the question becomes, “Who will care for them?” Families are finding this difficult, and neither the government nor society are currently prepared to provide the resources needed to address this. However, China’s Christian community has several advantages that would allow them to meet this need. Urban Christians could care for the elderly in their midst and also offer a service to the larger community which would enhance the church’s standing in society.

Blog Entries

Caring for Elderly Parents in China

Through the Eyes of an American

"Faithful love in action" as Chinese adult children care for their aging parents.

Blog Entries

Making It Safer for Seniors to Stay Active

Raising Up Trained Caregivers

I was riding on the subway in Wuhan one afternoon, standing in the middle of a very crowded car. A frail senior gentleman was sitting in a seat near me. When we came to the next stop, a senior woman, who was standing by the door, started shouting at him to hurry and get off the train. He stood up and those of us around him helped him get to the doorway as quickly as possible, but by the time he got there, the door started to close. The woman was already on the platform, but he was still standing in the car. When the doors closed, the glass platform door closed on his arm, and the car door closed on his head.