The Haikou Lu Church in Changchun, Jilin province, will place posters with Christian prayers in the corridors of the church.
Brother Xia Bo, head of the church's youth fellowship and an undergraduate at Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, copies century-old Chinese Christian posters in color.
Due to the coronavirus crisis, Xia has to stay at home and attend online church activities as the seminary remains closed.
He has copied ten works in the past ten days and will finish two more pieces soon.
Collected at Yale Divinity School, the original posters on prayer portray the genuine faith of Christian women in their daily lives, such as praying while sending letters, cleaning rooms, or even opening doors. One of them reads, "A Prayer of Welcome: Lord, open the door of my heart to receive: Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. (Revelations 3:20)"
Shan Peng, senior pastor of the church, has given support to the exhibition of the works at the church once it is reopened.
- Translated by Karen Luo