Appreciating freedom in America and China Bible project - Christian Business Leaders Roundtable
Appreciating Freedom in America
Living through China’s Cultural Holocaust
China Bible project
Christian Business Leaders Roundtable
Brentwood Baptist Church
7777 Concord Rd
Brentwood, TN, 37027
Speaker: Dr. Ming Wang, MD, PhD
Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics)
President, Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce (www.tccc.us)
Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center (www.wangcataractLASIK.com)
Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration and Wang Foundation for Christian Outreach to China
Music with the Chinese er-hu violin (Ming Wang) and classical guitar (Carlos Enrique)
Dr. Ming Wang, a Harvard and MIT graduate (MD, magna cum laude) and one of the few cataract and LASIK surgeons in the world today who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics, will present a talk entitled “Appreciating Freedom in America – living through China’s Cultural Holocaust”.
Dr. Wang is the only surgeon in the state who performs 3D LASIK (ages 18-60), 3D Forever Young Lens surgery (ages 40-65) and 3D laser cataract surgery (ages 60+). He has performed over 55,000 procedures, including on over 4,000 doctors. Dr. Wang has published 6 textbooks and a paper in the world-renowned journal "Nature", holds several U.S. patents, and founde a 501c(3) non-profit charity, the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, which has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge.
Growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, Ming--a teenager at that time--faced the devastating fate of being deported by the Communist government to the poorest parts of China where he, along with millions of other Chinese youth, would be condemned to a life of poverty and hard labor. Ming learned to play the Chinese er-hu violin as a way to avoid deportation. A chance meeting with a visiting American professor helped Ming come to America, so in 1982 with $50 and a Chinese-English dictionary in his pocket, he arrived here in the U.S.
Describing his 16-year journey with faith and science, Dr. Wang will tell the powerful story of the amniotic membrane contact lens, a breakthrough biomedical technology to help restore sight that he has invented. He will describe how he began wound-healing research to help injured adult eyes, and how he was frustrated at not being able to find a way to conduct fetal research without harming an unborn child. The questions in his heart were “Are science and faith really this contradictory? Should we do fetal wound-healing research without our moral, ethical and faith principles? Or, should we just not do this research at all then, and therefore not being able to advance medicine and improve the quality of our lives?”
What would you do?
Today, Dr. Wang is returning to China once again, and this time, is to bring a newly translated Chinese Bible to China. To do that, he has established a 501c(3) non-profit organization, the Wang Foundation for Christian Outreach to China (www.wangfoundation.com). Only 5% of Chinese citizens today are Christians. Though the Chinese economy has been growing rapidly in recent years, spiritually the Chinese people are searching for new moral guidance. This is an historical and unprecedented opportunity to recruit for God’s kingdom a quarter of human race!
Having suffered through and survived China’s Cultural Holocaust, Dr. Wang is deeply troubled by the direction that America is heading today. He will talk about his “Great American question,” namely, why was the idea of freedom able to take root in America over two hundred years ago, yet was not able to take root in many parts of the world even in the 21st century today? Dr. Wang will share his feelings on the importance of protecting our freedom!
This is a unique and powerful talk about growing up in poverty and deprivation, about working hard and appreciating every opportunity that God has given us, about persistence and patience and believing that God will ultimately show us the way, His way, about…
… about appreciating our freedom!
At the end of the talk, Dr. Wang will play a few songs on his Chinese violin er-hu--the instrument that he played during China’s Cultural Holocaust--with Carlos Enrique on classical guitar.
Time: 7am to 8am
Admission Cost: Free per Free