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Concordia Seminary Hosts Photo Exhibit: ‘The People of China’s Yangtze River’

The Institute for Mission Studies of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host “Distant Neighbors, Unknown Friends: The People of China’s Yangtze River,” a photographic exhibition of the Three Gorges area in China by Clark Everett. The exhibit will be featured in the Seminary’s Library Art Gallery from Jan. 28 to March 20 and the public is invited to attend free of charge. A special reception to mark the opening of the exhibit will take place on Friday, Jan. 28, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

The exhibit provides an opportunity for a glimpse into the lives of the people of the Yangtze River and is a powerful reminder of the urgent need for the Gospel of Jesus Christ in that part of the world, where nearly one-third of China’s population (approximately 400 million people) makes its home.

Chicago-based photographer Clark Everett, a lifelong Missouri Synod Lutheran, lived in China for over a year. His photographs are displayed to raise awareness and interest in the people of the Yangtze River basin and the need to share the Gospel with them. The exhibit is part of Concordia Seminary’s Institute for Mission Studies’ efforts to raise mission awareness and to increase the involvement of the Seminary in the mission work of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in regions like East Asia.

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