Church in Hubei Cares for over 150 Left-behind Children
By Yi Yang, February 14, 2017 01:02 AM
Mu'en Church in Chibi City, Hubei Province, recently hosted a campaign to care left-behind children. They raised 36,000 CNY and gave each of 156 children from poverty-stricken families in the city a winter coat.
According to Pastor Wu, the church has been meeting the needs of the children since 2014, including tuition, living expenses, school supplies, clothing, and more. It has helped over 800 children in the past few years and this has been widely praised by locals.
How did the church start this campaign? Pastor Wu shared that he once went to a rural church to preach and found an old sister with two grandsons dressed in ragged clothes. He later learned that the grandmother and the grandsons were left, and the parents were not home, leaving those children living with their grandmother without even money for school.
The church has been aiding the children since then.
Fellow workers from Mu'en church discovered that there were left-behind children and orphans in different places of Chibi. Some were with their grandparents and some were adopted by aunts, uncles, or other relatives. The church decided to establish a love foundation and encourage brothers and sisters to pay attention to the children and donate, in order to meet the needs and care for the children. The church also announced their intentions to the congregation in time so that believers are aware and can participate. Believers sent children's clothes to the church, and the fellow workers then distributed them according to the needs of the children.
Chibi Christian Church and Mu'en Church also carried out campaigns for helping and supporting financially challenged by sending supplies to 100 households with financial difficulties before the Spring Festival.
Mu'en Church is located on Jinji Rd No. 40 of the old town. It was originally a food factory with the commerce dept., and it was put to a new use after being remodeled and repaired. The building area is over 1,500 m2 and the church started services on Sep 30, 2014. In 2012 the church was rebuilt and the new comprehensive building was put to use in Oct 2014.
Translated by: Grace Hubl
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