Recently, on Oct. 22, Shanxi Taigu Christian Mengen Church held the dedication and thanksgiving ceremony of their new church. Around 1,000 people from 24 local churches of the Shanxi Province were in attendance. 24 pastors entered into the new church with hands holding the Bible to =witness this holy moment.
At 9 am, the dedication ceremony began with the hymn, “Consecration for the Church Building” by the choir and 24 pastors held their Bibles as they entered into the holy church. P. Zhang Enlai, the president of Shanxi CCC, gave the blessing prayer on behalf of Shanxi CCC&TSPM.
According to the CCC&TSPM official website, it has spent 10 years building the new church building. Presbyterian Qi Tingfu, who is in charge of the church, guided the church believers and workers to work together, to dig the foundation, and to lay the ground beams. Sometimes they poured concrete at night to ensure their project’s quality.
It is worth mentioning that the church was not recently put to use, but the brothers and sisters hope the church could hold the dedication without debts. So this September, the church paid all the debts and now, full with joy, they offered the church to the Lord.