Church to Build the First Church Building in Heshui County, Gansu

March 16, 2017 05:03 AM

Christian Church in Heshui, Gansu(CCD)

The Heshui Church in Heshui County, Gansu Province has more than 100 believers. To cater to its believers and move the church after its old house is facing demolition, It plans to construct a new building for worship.

This church has only been active for few years and most of the congregants are farmers, according to the church. The church finally established the Heshui Holy Trinity Christian Council in 2013, after acquiring the permit for religious groups after many years of application and approval. Believers raised funds voluntarily and bought a courtyard of 150 square meters to start worshiping in a house less than 90 square meters in size. This eventually became the only Christian church in the county.

The courtyard of the church was included in the demolition and relocation range in early 2017 due to the shanty town renovation project of the government, so the church had to relocate and rebuild. Since the current place no longer serves the needs of the church, it was planned to build a new church with this opportunity in a new location and fill in a gap in the county or surrounding areas where there is no church. However, with limited financial subsidization, they only received a few tens of thousands of yuan after the land was rezoned. It was far from meeting the needs for building the new church.

Therefore, the church sent out prayer letters to different places, asking brothers and sisters to help in order to end the history of no church in the area.

Translated by: Grace Hubl

Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

Pope Francis Set to Visit Ireland in August; First Papal Visit After 40 Years

Another papal visit is scheduled this year and it is in Ireland.

Ten Bible Passages for Lent to Meditate on the Lord's Love

The article offers ten Bible passages for you to meditate on the Lord's passion and love during Lent.

Suzhou Church Joins in “Good Shepherd Campaign”

On February 25, 2018, the church in Jiangsu preached the message around "Destroying and Building" as a response to the yearly "Good Shepherd Campaign 2018".

Pope Francis Pays Tribute to Padre Pio in Pietrelcina Mass

What did the Pope say about Padre Pio, who was said to have wrestled with the Devil?

Brother of Archbishop Romero Forgives Suspects on His Brother's Murder

The younger brother of the murdered Archbishop Romero speaks out about his brother's killer in a recent interview.

Ten Bible Passages about Loving Your Neighbor

Here we offer ten Bible passages for you to meditate on and learn from to the extent that you can "love your neighbor as yourself".

Hangzhou Megachurch Gives Blood Donation to Honor Communist Legend“Lei Feng”

The pastoral staff of Hangzhou Chongyi Church joined a blood drive launched by the city's community to commemorate Lei Feng.

Pope Francis to Visit the Baltic in September

Three nations in the Baltic will be seeing the pope in his papal visit in the region.

3 Bible Verses When You Seem Weak

Call upon the name of the Lord and you shall have your strength.

Remains of Beheaded Christian Martyrs to Come Home

The remains of the 21 Christians murdered by ISIS shall be returned to their families.