"Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with promise--"that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." Upon the arrival of Double Ninth/Chung Yeung Festival, local churches hold "Honor and Love the Elderly" activities, putting God's Word into practice. On Sunday Oct. 18, Suzhou Christian Shishan Church and Gongxiang Church held "Honor the Elderly" activities respectively.
Shishan Church canteen prepared "longevity noodles" for 123 elderly people who are above 70 years old. Preacher Mei Enxiang led the church to sing Hymns praising God and Pastor Qian Bin preached God's word in the title "Honor the Elderly on Double Ninth Day". After the sermon, the church sent gifts to the elderly brothers and sisters.
On the same day, another church in Suzhou, Gongxiang Church held a service on honoring the elderly, and prepared flowers and gifts for the aged brothers and sisters who are above 70 and 80 years old separately.