“European classical music is a gift from God. Nowadays, there are various types of music, but we still need to pay attention to the appreciation of classical music, and many classical works of classical music have expressed Christian faith, which can greatly nourish our minds,” said a renowned Christian playwright.
When Christianity encounters setbacks and the activities of the church are limited, should we consider exerting the power of lay believers at this time? Obviously, it is imperative to release the strengths of lay believers, but there are several obstacles that need to be overcome.
Gao Wenqin, an 81-year-old elder, dedicated herself to building a church in Anshan, Liaoning Province. "I am a person without too much culture or special ability. It's not in my power to get the church property back. I am nothing. It is God's power and God's grace.”
Rural churches are now facing many challenges - the lack of preachers, the aging of believers, and the young pastors who much prefer serving in cities to working in the countryside. In addition to the current era’s influence of development on the church, people's mentality is no longer what it used to be.
Considering that one of the biggest changes of the world in 2020 was the pandemic, which made people face death, anxiety, and turbulent environments, Dao Zi confessed, “There is no border for the pandemic, so is art. Therefore, some works of the past 10 years are selected this time, and I hope that they can comfort people and convey peace through art.”
“There are about 11 Gospel Detoxification Centers run by Chinese in Myanmar. There are thousands of drug addicts who have been baptized and accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior in the Gospel Detoxification Centers.”