During the World Day of Prayer 2021 which fell on March 5, Friday, CCC & TSPM added the concerns, prayers and beautiful testimonies of female Chinese Christians to encourage them to build their faith on a strong foundation.
The members of a deaf fellowship led by Qu Ping(middle)
After nearly four decades, the first complete Bible has been available in American Sign language for those in the deaf community to own a Bible in their heart language the first time ever, but any project on recording the entire Bible in sign language has not started in China. There is still much work to be done for the deaf ministry. "It was unrealistic for me alone to teach them the Bible as more deaf people in the countryside would come to Christ. Mature co-workers would not be developed in short terms because ordinary people would be trained for three to five years. The virtual pastoral ministry came to our mind," a committed worker said.
In a live broadcast Chinese New Year service held by Beihai Church on February 12, 2021, Senior Pastor Zhang Yezhong, Pastor Wang Yuxi, and Pastor Huang Zhengxin gave benediction to the congregation.
Congregation in Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Guangxi and Zhejiang Province celebrated the Chinese New Year through reading and reciting the Bible scriptures, praying, singing hymns, and sending red envelopes with money inside in Wechat groups.
Jingshan Central Church in Jingmen City, Hubei Province sent grain, oil, rice noodles and pandemic prevention materials to more than 50 families of believers in January 2021.
The volunteers of the Jingshan Central Church in Jingmen City, Hubei Province spent two weeks visiting more than 50 families of believers, sending them grain, oil, rice noodles and pandemic prevention materials.
Although we accumulated some online service experience last year, there are still lots to improve. Pastors should also build tight bonds with church deacons because pastoring a church cannot be accomplished by the pastor alone. Pastors should try to care about any difficulties or unhappiness in believers' lives and pay more attention to their problems to see if they could offer any help to tackle their challenges.
Marking as the traditional Chinese Qingming Festival, April 4, which this year also happens to be a Sunday, was a day for believers to celebrate Easter. I went to Linyi, Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, and visited churches in the county and several surrounding towns to celebrate Easter Sunday.
Having established Deutsch Wilhelm Schule, German Protestant Missionary Richard Wilhelm translated ancient Chinese books, classical literature, poems, prose by philosophers and historical biography, to help the exchange between China and the West.