Tag: Sichuan Earthquake 2008
On May 12, 2008 a massive earthquake struck the province of Sichuan, leaving close to 100,000 people dead and millions homeless. One woman affected by the tragedy was Liao Zhi, a dance instructor who lost her daughter and mother-in-law, and both her legs. Some rescue workers from Vancouver gave her a Bible, and helped her go to Canada for prosthetic legs. She became a Christian and was able to return to dancing. Her story inspired many people, both believers and unbelievers in China.
This is a translation of her story in the online magazine Territory, published to their WeChat page.
View From the Wall
The Chinese church practiced stewardship of its God-given gifts and abilities in reaching out to those who suffered in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
In the days following the Sichuan earthquake, the need for appropriate grief therapy was evident. The role religion plays in therapy for families dealing with trauma is highlighted in the efforts that were made to aid the victims.