On February 15, 2021, the song of "Happy birthday to you" echoed in the canteen of the Red Cross nursing home in Qitaihe City, Heilongjiang province, the farthest northern part of China.
Since the coronavirus pandemic rebounds in early 2020, the nursing home has been closed down for more than a month. The Christian fellow workers who had worked here even for the shortest time were away from home for more than 20 days; they also even spent the Spring Festival there.
The day of February 15 was Sister Kou's 68th birthday, the chef at the nursing home canteen. The Christian colleagues, who had worked for a long time in a closed environment, organized a specific birthday party for the chef. Giving the hard-working sister chef Kou unique love for the particular moment and special area
They were all sitting around Chef Kou at the feast, hugging her, clapping their hands, and singing a birthday song. At that time, she was too happy to close her mouth. Christian fellow workers took a group of photos, including a picture of the "family."
Almost all Christian fellow workers in the nursing home were sisters. They prayed every day, counting the grace and time of the Lord. All of them remembered how many days they worked, looking forward to the early end of the pandemic then they could go home as soon as possible to met their family.
(The original article is published by Gospel Times.)
- Translated by Joy Zhang