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Chinese! Hong Kong Congregation Produces New Web Site

October 19, 2010

When we produced our first Arabic-language booklet, we received several messages saying, “Hey, what about Chinese?!” Well, we’re very excited to announce that our Hong Kong United Church of God congregation has made a ground-breaking effort in this regard.

The Hong Kong congregation recently established a new UCG Web site online at www.ucghk.org. They engaged a local Web design firm to build the site for them, with the written content coming from our official UCG literature and Web sites. But, and here is the news: the difference, and the reason for building the site, is that in addition to English, it’s also in Traditional and Simplified Chinese characters! The view is to provide the gospel message to the Chinese-speaking world.

Go to the site and try it out now. Click the tab in the top right corner to see the material in all three languages. See our Fundamental Beliefs in Chinese!

We have started translating the “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs found on www.ucg.org) and other selected, short pieces of literature for initial Chinese translation. All the content has been professionally translated and reviewed by members in Hong Kong, and is approved under the supervision of UCG senior pastor for Asia, David Baker.

Sitting behind the Web site is a content management system that allows us to easily upload the FAQs and literature once we have them in all 3 languages. We’ve also setup Google Analytics so we can monitor traffic, time on the Web site, bounce rates, etc.

Now that the site is setup, we want to ramp up the amount of literature and information on it, and make sure we get the gospel message out in Asia and Southeast Asia in a greater way. Articles from the latest issues of the Good News magazine are now being forwarded to the Hong Kong congregation Web team for translation into Traditional and Simplified Chinese for the site. As time progresses, our literature library of proclamation and doctrinal material in the Chinese language will expand dramatically.

Despite being such a small group in Hong Kong, the local congregation is able to fund this project, but their time to spend on the project is challenging and they are still gaining valuable experience.

Please pray for the success of this very important effort to preach the good news of the Gospel of God’s Kingdom in this culturally rich, yet often spiritually poor, region of our globe.

Peter and Corin Forster in Hong Kong

Peter Forster—Project Manager, Hong Kong UCG Web Site

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, UCG Media and Communications Services

October 19, 2010 - Posted by | Good News Magazine, Media and Communications |

12 Comments »

  1. Awesome! Doing the Work is what really counts.

    Comment by Mavis Stucci | October 19, 2010 | Reply

  2. Wonderful news! Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Ron & Helena Crumbliss | October 19, 2010 | Reply

  3. Wow…this is such wonderful news. There are so many people that this opens the door for. Thank you to the Forsters!!!!

    Comment by Joy | October 19, 2010 | Reply

  4. I am sooo pleased for this opportunity unfolding for the Church to grow immensely not only in Hong Kong, but throughout Asia!
    This is really fantastic!

    Comment by David Alan Jutson | October 19, 2010 | Reply

  5. Good News May it grow and abound!

    Comment by Alvah Pyle | October 19, 2010 | Reply

  6. Congratulations! How exciting! Thank you for your courage and zeal to step out in faith!

    Comment by Jesmina | October 20, 2010 | Reply

  7. This is so encouraging! Not only that the gospel will be proclaimed more powerfully across Asia, but also that the brethren in Hong Kong are so dedicated that they would take this work upon themselves!

    Comment by Steven Britt | October 20, 2010 | Reply

  8. This is great news…so thankful for the doors God opens.

    Comment by Alicia Wollan | October 20, 2010 | Reply

  9. This is such exciting news. Thanks to everyone in Hong Kong who is working on this project. It will surely be in many prayers.

    Comment by Valgene Maurer | October 20, 2010 | Reply

  10. This is good news that a door has be open in Asia.
    Also it is good to hear the Hong Kong congregation has taken opertunity to encourage anyone that God the Father calls.We should highly respect this effort an example of team work of brethren working together at the right time in history.The Chineese language has many dialicts. Question… Are their other congregations of Chineese speaking people in Asia? Singapore is noted for having freedom of religion with brethren too. Is its Chineese language different? I did hear Arabic, French, British- English and Chineese when I was on business trips. If so, they should be encouraged to get involved in publishing. Singapore is one of those cross roads where people can take little published gifts home with them.Keep up the good work.YES YES YES!
    Jim on the Hill

    Comment by Jim Lapp | October 20, 2010 | Reply

  11. WOW! Thank you so much, Paul and Corin and the Hong Kong brethren, for your efforts! To now have a Chinese presence, in addition to also having an Arabic version of a booklet, is really impressive and also a very unique milestone. Very, very encouraging, and thanks again to all those who are continuing to work on this project.

    Comment by Terri | October 21, 2010 | Reply

  12. Thank’s God,for another development.that we have it in Hongkong now.

    Comment by wilfredo gadiana | November 22, 2010 | Reply


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