Church of the "Gospel Vally," Fugong County, Calls Believers to Live a Clean & Holy Life
By Yi Yang, February 12, 2017 01:02 AM
CCC&TSPM of Fugong, Yunnan, proposed an initiative to encourage believers to focus on sanitation in their regular lives in order to improve the living conditions and better glorify God as well as benefit people.
The initiative quoted from 1 Peter 1:15-16, "Indeed, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct, for it is written, 'You shall be holy, for I am holy'" as an illustration.
The "Family Sanitation Initiative" showed that over the years, because Fugong people live in simple houses built of wood and bamboo, little attention has been paid to family sanitation. The sermons in the church have also focused primarily on spiritual building, neglecting the teachings from God about family sanitation.
The county's CCC&TSPM called on brothers and sisters to learn to focus on cleanness in their personal, family, church, and village lives, for this reason.
Fugong is a poverty-stricken town on the border with a majority Lisu population, but with Nu, Bai, and other minorities. The Lisu believe in primitive animism religion. Over 100 years ago however, Fugong became a famous "Gospel County" with the arrival of missionaries. The Lisu still use words created by the western missionaries even now, and the Bible they read is the one translated by those missionaries. Pastor Li Guihua, chairman of CCC&TSPM of Fugong, once told GospelTimes that the population of Fugong County is about 100,000 with a majority of Lisu, but the rest are mostly Nu with some Bai, Han, and Naxi. Christians account for 70% of the entire population, but in the rural areas the percentage is as high as 90%, and almost every household believes in Jesus
Translated by: Grace Hubl
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