On August 9, 2019, the Amity Foundation held its unveiling ceremony of the Amity Kenya Office and the Amity Printing Kenya Office in Nairobi. The ceremony was attended by nearly 50 guests, including Amity's leadership and honorary guests. Among them were officials, representatives from the economic sector, NGOs and churches. Amity's presence in Kenya builds a bridge for China-Africa exchanges and contributes to the social and economic development of Africa.
During the opening ceremony Amity's General Secretary Ms Ling Chunxiang pointed out that since 2006, Amity Printing Ltd. has printed Bibles in15 local languages for Kenya and has worked with Bible Society of Kenya for many years. Citing Bishop Ting, she emphasized that “The Bible unites us”. Ms Ling also invited friends from Africa to Nanjing on November 11 to participate in the printing of the 200 millionth Amity Bible.
Guo Ce, counselor of the Chinese embassy in Nairobi, expressed warm congratulations and best wishes on behalf of the Chinese Embassy in Nairobi. Meng Wei, representative of the Kenyan China Economic and Trade Association (KCETA) pointed out the importance of corporate social responsibility and expressed his hope to cooperate with Amity in Kenya in the future.
Further speeches were given by General Secretary and CEO of the Bible Society of Kenya, Mrs. Elizabeth Muriuki and Dr. Bright, Deputy Director General of the All Africa Church Association. After the establishment of an African office in Addis Abeda, Ethiopia, the office in Kenya will be a second presence of Amity on the African continent.