With the history of around two decades, Mu En Church located in Xiangyang Lake Town is building a new church which was developed from a fellowship of seven believers.
Rev. Wu Motai tells CCD that his mother bought an old house and remodeled it into a small chapel with her donated funds and wood in1998 when there were more than 20 members joining her.
In 2003, the congregation bought an old warehouse that was transformed into a church because of the increasing number of believers.
But, the off-painting church started to show cracks which were dangerous if left unrepaired. Most of the believers are also elderly women in poor health, disabling them from running away should there be problems with the structure of the building.
Just a few years ago, the church staff acquired a land before the church building and they were planning to construct a church that would be used for services, training, Sunday school, reception and work. It will cover 200 square meters with a construction area of 600 square meters.
Currently the church has raised a fund less than one third of the construction budget of 600,000 yuan itself, not including the fit-out expense.
The pastor is calling for prayers and donations.