By Angus Kinnear

With hundreds of thousands of books offered, studied and translated, Watchman Nee strongly encouraged glossy Christian pondering. A devoted evangelist and talented Bible instructor, Nee stood opposed to the tide of chinese language Marxist atheism and Communism, and was once imprisoned for his religion. during this revised version of Nee s biography, examine his impressive existence and permit it motivate you to a brand new point of religion and dedication.

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C. Nga) of Foochow, born c. 1840; Congregational pastor with the American Mission Board, Foochow. Died 1890. Watchman s Parents: Ni Weng-hsiu (W. H. Ni) or Nga Ung-siu of Foochow, born 1877, the fourth of nine boys. Officer in the Imperial Customs Service. Died in Hong Kong, December 1941. Lin Huo-ping (Peace Lin) of Foochow, born 1880. Died in Swatow, 1950. Their Nine Children: 1. Ni Kuei-chen, born 1900 (Mrs. H. C. Chan). 2. Ni Kuei-cheng, born 1902 (Mrs. P L. Lin). 3. Ni Shu-tsu or Henry Nee (or in the Foochow dialect Nga Shu-jeo), born in Swatow, November 4,1903; renamed (i) Ni Ching-fu, (ii) Ni To-sheng or Watchman Nee.

Fifty years earlier the learned Emperor Chien Lung, knowing perhaps something of British encroachment in India under Clive and Warren Hastings, had patiently explained in a letter to George III of England that his Empire's self-contained economy had no room for the curious products of people living far away in the depths of the sea. 'As your envoy can see for himself, we possess all things. " In official circles that view still prevailed Yet Europe increasingly demanded Chinese porcelain, silk, and lacquer; and since by imperial edict barter was denied them, the English merchants must pay in silver.

S. vernacular Middle School in Foochow to begin his Western-style education. In due course he would go on to the English-medium High School of St. Mark's. This was part of an Anglican complex in Nantai comprised of primary, middle, normal, high, and divinity schools—known together as Trinity College, Foochow—and having nearly four hundred on the roll. 3 As he progressed in the school Watchman did well enough in his class work, overcoming occasional setbacks through illness, for which friends blamed Huo-ping's mother who constantly spoiled him.

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