Church Volunteer Team Serves Seniors and Poor Students
By Zeng Enlin (from the Lengshuitan Church's volunteer team), September 09, 2017 06:09 AM
In early autumn, the Lengshuitan Church's volunteer team in Yongzhou, Hunan, gave financial aid to students and visited the elderly.
Two students in a local village have been admitted to their first choice universities, but their families failed to collect enough money to pay their tuition and living expenses.
Their parents became poor due to diseases, but the children worked in the summer to earn their tuition. The church's volunteer team gave about ten thousand yuan to the students as timely help.
In addition, the team continued a regular visit to some lonely elderly people and empty nesters in Chujiangwei Village, bringing daily necessities including mosquito coils, towels, and toothpaste to them. The project is supported by Tencent Charity, the donation site of the world's largest Internet company. The seniors were happy to see the familiar volunteers.
The volunteer team has been focusing on underprivileged groups like those who are old, weak, ill, or disabled since its establishment last March. "Uphold truth, kindness, and beauty, and spread faith, hope, and love" is their motto. During the summer, it gave 11,000 yuan to three poor students. Moreover, it applied several education assistance projects to the local authority.
(The author is a worker of the Lengshuitan Church.)
- Translated by Karen Luo
More from CCD
Listen to Pope Francis' latest sermon for this Spring and how relates to Christian growth.
Check out how 'I Can Only Imagine' star Dennis Quaid changed after the movie and how his faith had blossomed further.
The fourth "Nanjing Peace Pilgrimage"took place in Nanjing from March 10 to 13, 2018, attended by members from the YWCAs of Japan and China.
Which verses from the Bible should you read if you wish to heal yourself from heartaches and other problems?
Is failure really the end or is it the beginning?
A guest professor gave a lecture named "A Glance Back: Chinese Women in the Past Forty Years" in Beijing.
Recently CCD interviewed Long Guangyuan, the choir director, to share their first international trips.
Which verses should you read when you feel that evil targets you?
Find out which elements in this new movie are inspired by the Bible.
Since 2015, Heilongjiang Theological Seminary has launched a campaign to read the entire Bible at the beginning of each semester.