New Church Dedicated in NW China
By Wudu Youth Fellowship , October 07, 2017 02:10 AM
On September 16, 2017, Longnan's newest church in the Wudu District, Anhua Church, was officially dedicated with about 1,000 people in attendance for the ceremony.
A two-hour thanksgiving worship and praise meeting were held after.
The former church had five rooms with civil structural wooden frame and a seating capacity around 200. However, it was heavily damaged during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and could not hold the increasing attendance. The congregation decided to construct a new church after the Chinese New Year of 2016. The construction kicked off on January 25, 2016, and was completed that October, costing 1.4 million yuan and leaving a debt of 750,000 yuan. 2,391 believers joined in the construction and all the daily necessities used during that period were donated by the congregation.
The three-story church covers an area of 600 square meters (0.148 acres) with a construction area of 960 square meters (0.237 acres). It can take in more than 500 people with an auxiliary project of over 100 square meters (0.024 acres).
- Translated by Karen Luo
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