In Australia Global Ministries works with our partners, the Uniting Church of Christ, the Churches of Christ and the Theological College to support education of clergy and lay as well as to strengthen relationships with organizations and the community. Pray for: The continued struggles of the Aborigine’s fight for justice. Strengthening of our ties with partners, organizations and churches in Australia. Mission Personnel Elizabeth Eliason English teacher, Amity Foundation Doug Searles English teacher, Sichuan TV and Radio University Liz Searles English teacher, Sichuan TV and Radio University Doreen McFarlane Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Language, Nanjing Theological Seminary Michael McFarlane Professor of Church Music, Nanjing Theological Seminary Partners Amity Foundation China Christian Council Sponsor A Child: ZHECHENG SUCCOR SOCIETY This community-based program is located in the Gangwang District in Henan, China. In the mid 1990’s a large number of poor villagers received money for selling their blood to private blood collectors. HIV was transmitted when the same needle was used on numerous people. Today, 30% of the village is infected with HIV and more than 100 children in the area have been orphaned with approximately 260 caring for parents too sick to provide for them. Sponsorship Level: $25 per month

China is located in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam.               

Global Ministries’ emphasis in China includes educational and community development programs particularly in the poorer provinces, and education for young girlsand minorities living in rural communities. Global Ministries also supports the growing church in China through education of the next generation of church leaders. Partners in China who host our missionaries include the Amity Foundation, which provides a variety of social, educational and community programs; Nanjing Theological Seminary, which develops leaders for the church in China; and the Sichuan TV and Radio University, which provides education to over 150,000 students, particularly in rural areas, through remote learning centers.

Population (2014 est) – 1,355,692,576

Area – 5,963,000mi

Capital – Beijing

Ethnic Background

Han Chinese – 91.6%

Zhuang – 1.3%

Other (includes Hui, Manchu, Uighur, Miao, Yi, Tujia, Tibetan, Mongol, Dong, Buyei, Yao, Bai, Korean, Hani, Li, Kazakh, Dai and other nationalities) – 7.1%

Exports – electrical and other machinery, including data processing equipment, apparel, radio telephone handsets, textiles, integrated circuits

Imports – electrical and other machinery, oil and mineral fuels; nuclear reactor, boiler, and machinery components; optical and medical equipment, metal ores, motor vehicles; soybeans

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 73 years     F 78 years

Infant Mortality (2014 est) – 14.79 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 4.9%