Tungming (Hebei Province, China)
Tungming (Dung-ming), one of the southernmost counties of Hebei Sheng (Hopei Province), China, with an area of 690 square miles and a population of about 278,000, formed part of the field of the General Conference Mennonite Mission. Work was begun here by 1911, and a missionary family was assigned for residence in 1915. A church building was erected in the city with workers' homes, and a compound with a primary school and a mission residence developed in the north suburb. Later, dropped as a place of missionary residence, work was continued with Chinese helpers, and an organized church was developed. During the Japanese occupation and the Communist struggle, Tungming, being to the south and separated by the Yellow River, retained missionary contact and freedom in Christian work later than most other parts of the field. Foreign contact with the work was closed by 1950 but the church has continued to be active.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 755. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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