HBU Press Releases

HBU Press Releases

Williams family donates Chinese Bibles to Dunham Bible Museum

December 15, 2011

Dr. Diane and Stanley Williams, longtime friends and supporters of HBU, donated two unique Bibles - the 80 millionth Bible printed by Amity Press in Nanjing, China, and a special edition of the four Gospels printed to commemorate the 2008 Beijing Olympics - to the Dunham Bible Museum on Dec. 14, 2011. The Bibles were a 75th birthday gift to Stanley from Greg Dowey, founding and senior pastor of the Friend Church in Columbia, S.C., and an east coast representative of Word 4 Asia, which distributes free Bibles to the poor in rural China.

"Just as Jesus told his disciples in John 15:15 that they were no longer just servants but friends, Stanley and Diane Williams have been great servants and true friends since they took me in and adopted me as a son while I attended HBU for one year in the early 1980s," Dowey said. "It was a pleasure to honor a strong Christian example like Stanley with a gift of the Word of God, and I am happy knowing that these special Bibles will be joining the collection of HBU's Dunham Bible Museum."

Stanley Williams, Dunham Bible Museum Director Diana Severance, Dr. Diane Williams, Greg Dowey and President Sloan