2009-03-28

與黃乃裳一同做禮拜

若時間重疊:

2009年3月28日清晨五點鐘,詩巫黃乃裳紀念公園傳來陣陣歌聲,一百多人聚集為詩巫求福的禱告聲,與紅水新珠山一同流過人們的心澗。

  1901年3月17日,在同樣的時空,黃乃裳與新加坡前來的萬會督(Bishop Warne)也在這裡舉行福州墾場的初抵步的感恩禮拜......

圖示左是1901年的詩巫新珠山河畔與第一間教堂,右是2009年的同點
If 28March2009 overlapping 16March1901,I sing and pray at Sg Merah riverside together with first 2 batch of foochow immigrants from China including Wong Nai Siong and Ding Kwan Tau.
I heard Bishop Warne delivered his first sermon from Matthew Chapter 5 remind the new immigrants can be light and salt of this new settlement.He accompanied with them all the way from Singapore.

左起是帶領福州人首批來詩巫的陳觀斗,中為帶領第二批移民的黃乃裳,右是萬會督

當然我揉揉眼睛,是新安堂主理林聖貴牧師在主領......

詩巫東教區在新珠山河畔的晨禱會一瞥,前方是賣花的攤子

一百多人就聚集在當年黃乃裳等福州先賢們最初聚居的地點!

3 条评论:

sarawakiana 说...

Yes Bishop Warne was a very understanding Christian. When he heard about the rumours from the immigrants that Wong Nai Siong was going to sell the Foochows as "piglets" or slaves he decided that he would personally see to it that they were in safe hands and that they would be well treated. In a way he made himself a Christian hostage. What a great Christian heart!
(Details are from Ling Ung Choon's booklet)

杨 善 SUN YONG 说...

若是时间重叠,时空中许多有趣的画面都会出现。
如我现在走的新珠安马路是黄乃裳当年走的黄泥路。那群小孩游的拉让江水是富雅各当年驾经过刮尾车的江水。
我到了广州与黄飞鸿一起在武馆中看舞狮,等等,十分有趣。

天鵝江畔 说...

Actually Bishop Warne received a letter from Kutian Methodist Church, informed him there were a few hundred of church members migrate to Sibu, Borneo. Geographically Singapore nearer to Boreno, so requested Bishop to take care of these immigrants.When he received this letter he heard about the Chinese immigrants arrived at Singapore, so he was accompainied by foochow-speaking Rev Ling Chen Mi(3 years later he led foochow to Setiawan, Perak).
From the point of history view, the foochow immigrants to Sibu were supported or involved by the Methodist Churches from Foochow, including 2/3 of the immigrants were Methodists as well.
阿善,詩巫與其他地方一樣是一個有歷史感的市鎮--此時此地此水此情造就了咱們這一代!咱們可是歷史的產品,是有來歷的,不是忽然在新珠山河畔冒出來的啊!