February 2, 2020 marked the second Sunday since the novel coronavirus outbreak spread widely across China.
"Today the busy church doors and corridors are so quiet... The coronavirus pneumonia forces people, including believers, to be trapped at home and affects normal services", said an anonymous pastor from eastern China.
Though many churches suspended collective activities, many Christians chose to worship God at their homes on Sunday.
He claimed that "the core church pattern scattered at family houses is not a special method in a difficult time, but a pattern of the New Testament church and the church image set up by God."
He also hoped the church will "do its utmost to restore the pattern of the early church."
"We must have heavenly hope under any circumstance and prepare ourselves as best as we can to join the lamb's wedding in heaven."
- Translated by Karen Luo