A church in Fujian Province, on the southeast coast of China, held a collective memorial service.
Before the Qingming Festival which falls on April 5, a group memorial service was conducted on March 25 for more than 150 late believers at Fushou Church in Xiaoxi Town, Pinghe County, with over a thousand participants.
The choir of Xiaoxi Church presented hymns in the South Fujian language to express grief.
Rev. Lin Yunshan, president of Pinghe Christian Council, gave a sermon titled "The Meaning of Tomb Sweeping at Qingming Festival." He exhorted the participants, "Even if all things change, the Lord’s love lasts forever."
(The article is originally published by the Gospel Times and the author is a believer in Fujian.)
- Translated by Monica Zhang