In recent days, the pastoral staff of Hexin Church in Helong Town, Nong'an County, Changchun, Jilin paid three visits to a local social welfare service center.
The church made a decision that the volunteers would show care to the elderly residents of the Helong Town Social Welfare Service Center of Nong'an County through monthly visits.
On December 24, 2019, Pastor Tao Yanping, head of Hexin Church, led the workers to bring Christmas gifts which included apples to give to the elderly. She said that the church should organize its believers to step out of the church and into society to demonstrate the biblical teachings through their actions.
On Jan. 2, 2020, the sisters from the church gave foot baths, manicures, haircuts and washed the hair of the elderly. Two days later, they also made dumplings for them, which the elderly very much enjoyed.
- Translated by Karen Luo
(The author is vice-chairman, vice-president and secretary general of Jilin Chritian Council & Three-Self Patriotic Movement.)