For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 19, 2005
Remarks by the President After Church Service
8:22 AM (Local)
THE PRESIDENT: Pastor, Laura and I thank you very much for your
hospitality. Our friend, Luis Palau, from America, is here, as well.
You gave a great sermon. The spirit of the Lord is very strong inside
your church. We thank you for carrying a message of love, like you did.
You know, it wasn't all that long ago that people were not allowed to
worship openly in this society. My hope is that the government of China
will not fear Christians who gather to worship openly. A healthy
society is a society that welcomes all faiths and gives people a chance
to express themselves through worship with the Almighty. So we welcome
-- we really thank you for letting us come by, and we ask for God's
Thank you all.
END 8:25 A.M. (Local)