On January 1, 2020, the fifth Scripture Reading Conference was held in the small assembly hall on the first floor of Hangzhou Chengbei Church of Zhejiang.
At 8:30 am, the brothers and sisters who participated in the Bible study sat on the left, and visitors sat on the right, filling the entire first floor.
At 9 am, the Bible reading began. A total of 42 people participated, included pastors, elders, members responsible for other ministries, believers, and elderly sisters aged between 70 and 80. In the five hours, we read both 1 & 2 Chronicles once.
The scripture reading finished at 3:30pm. As the conference ended, Rev. Li Meishuang led us in a prayer and said: "Dear Lord, thank you for leading us to spend your first day of the New Year in reciting your words. Through the book of Chronicles, you have shown us what you did in David's dynasty and your affirmation of the dynasty. Through the actions of each king and other historical figures, you showed us what to do, what pleases you and what you hate. These serve as a warning for us today. Your words help us in rebuilding the spiritual temple that is in us so that in the new year, we will obey your guidance, not deviate to the left or the right, walk in the light of your truth, be salt and light, and thereby testify for you to the world. Amen! "
- Translated by Jake