The mother of a Chinese student murdered and dismembered in Canada announced that she has converted to Christianity and was recently baptized in the wake of the gruesome case.
‘Patrick’ Jun Lin, a Chinese student studying in Montreal, was murdered in May. AFP:
“Last Sunday, I decided to get baptized,” Lin’s mother Du Zhigui said in emotional remarks at a religious service in a Montreal church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada, an evangelical organization that includes 400 congregations and 120,000 members around the country.
In her speech on Saturday, occasionally interspersed by sobs, she said the pastor of the church, Philip Cherng, approached her when she first came to Canada upon news of her son’s killing, adding “the voice of God comforted me.”
Du, who had her first contact with Christianity in Taiwan seven years ago, told the audience of roughly 100 people that she still felt “much grief,” according to a French translation of her Chinese comments.
Lin’s father also attended the gathering but did not address the crowd.
Du said she intended to found a charity to “help parents who have lost their children” and thanked the Chinese community, Concordia University and various other Canadian institutions for their support.
Lin’s funeral will be held July 26th.