A church in China’s southeastern coastal Fujian Province held a groundbreaking ceremony.
Tailaoshan Church in Fuding, Ningde, on February 16 conducted the foundation stone laying ceremony, in which Song Rengong, president of the Fuding Christian Council, introduced the construction progress of the church, said Fuding CC&TSPM.
During the ceremony, Rev. Chen Anti from the Church of Heavenly Peace in Fuzhou preached a sermon titled "The Lord Is the Foundation," sharing that the Lord is the foundation and cornerstone and that Christians should be connected to Him. He urged the congregation to root themselves into Christ and build the foundation on Him, as well as choose the right design and plans to build up their lives.
Pastor Wei Zhongxin, chairman of the Ningde Municipal Christian Council, delivered a speech, saying that the construction project of the church was hard-won. So he hoped that the church would ensure quality and quantity and complete the construction on schedule.
Leaders and guests attending the ceremony laid the foundation stone.
To be a landmark in the town, the church covers a construction area of 4,391 square meters (1.085 acres) and a floor area of 4,025 square meters (0.99 acres). With an estimated budget of 12 million yuan, only above three million yuan has been raised, which needs prayers and support.
- Translated by Abigail Wu