The Church of Hulunbuir launched a fundraising program for poverty alleviation in a new church at the noon of June 14 in Inner Mongolia.
More than 100 believers donated 3330 yuan as a part of the first donation and Rev. Gao Zhigang, the deputy chairman and secretary of the local CCC&TSPM, presided the program according to the provincial CCC&TSPM report.
After the foundation stone laying ceremony on August 9, 2014, Hulunbuir Church was built in August 13 2014 and held the church's cleansing liturgy on December 6, 2015. The church's interior is currently being decorated and it is estimated to be dedicated this August. However, the church has been in debt because of the construction. 150 members work for the decorations from 4 am to 7 pm every day.
It was under this circumstance that the church held the fundraising for charity.
Aside from the fundraiser, the church plans to aid local ethnic students in difficulty every September, combined with the "Religious Charity Week," an activity various religions in China hold on the ninth month of the year.