Church Hosts New Year Fasting Prayer Meeting
By Yi Yang, January 06, 2017 02:01 AM
On Dec 31, 2016 and Jan 1, 2017, Kunming Beichen Christian Church hosted the New Year Fasting Prayer Meeting. More than 200 believers participated. All the believers prayed with hope for churches, governments, organizations, countries and regions torn by war, families, individuals, and more around the world.
According to a WeChat journal of the church, this prayer meeting had praise and worship, sermons, babble prayer, group prayer, and more. Pastors and preachers of the church shared the importance of fasting prayer: it is God's order, requirement, and a blessing and manifestation of God's glory. Fasting prayer is the most powerful weapon in the face of suffering. Like the prayer in Nineveh. When the news proclaimed by Jonah that God would destroy the city of Nineveh reached the king, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. Then he issued a proclamation declaring a fast, and telling everyone to give up their evil ways and their violence. When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened. (Jonah 3:1-10)
Many believers said that this fasting prayer meeting was not only beneficial to their personal spiritual life growth, it was also a practical training on how to draw the grace from God.
The church developed from a gathering of dozens of believers founded on July 13, 2006. The original gathering held its first Sunday service on August 20, 2006 with more than 800 believers from the various local churches in attendance. Currently, it has grown into a church where over 1,000 people attend its services.One year later, the gathering received a land of at least 10 mu allocated by the local authority for their use and started the construction for a new church. The new church has a main chapel and a side chapel that can accommodate 2500 to 3000 believers, with the total construction area of 12,000 square meters. It also has a bell tower.
Translated by: Grace Hubl
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