An elderly woman was affirmed by her villager, "she is a believer, who never takes advantage of others, but does many foolish things."
The families of the two Christians who died asked the church's leadership to lead memorial services for them. However, the church doesn't have a funeral host, preacher, choir, or band, so the leader said no.
In the beginning, Sister W was as petulant and stubborn as her husband. After marrying, they started arguing with each other almost daily over household chores, even rousing the neighbors with their noise. She began to forgive her husband who cheated on her after becoming a Christian and the couple reconciled.
Due to the impact of the pandemic on in-person large worship services, pastors have attached importance to small group ministry. However, the biggest obstacle to small group ministry in Chinese churches is the shortage of small group leaders.
The chained woman is a person ignored by all of us who needs care most. Nevertheless, the church in Fengxian County never cared for this poor woman who lost her own freedom and was abused, and no timely help was offered.
Before the Spring Festival, joining in church’s visitation ministry, I experienced God’s reality and presence during the visits.
Sister L, born in 1940, has turned 81 this year. Short and slightly hunched, she still walks steadily, and even young people struggle to keep up with her. She is rather witty and speaks quickly. Younger people often ask her, "Why are you still so energetic at your age?" She always answers with smiles, "Thank the Lord, I have His protection!"
The Christian Truth Church in Yangxin County, Henan made donations for people in the flood-affected area.
Churches in cities (or coastal areas) should not only focus on spreading the Gospel to migrant workers, but also should focus on cultivating, equipping and training them for churches in underdeveloped areas.
What I have seen during my church life over the years is that the churchgoers of the local village come and go, one after another, and there are not many believers who really have faith in Christian teachings. I have even seen some pastors leave the church and abandon the life of faith. Especially, I noticed that there were two local village churches, which had been closed in recent years, with their followers scattered!