At 11 last night, when I was ready to bed, I got a message from our church member, “My mother-in-law passed away about one month ago. Due to the COVID-19, we even couldn’t see her at her last minute. My wife was sorrow, and she often cried bitterly. She thought that because she did something wrong, God has punished her so that she lost the chance of taking care of her mother before her mother passed away.
Rev. He Jiemiao chaired the meeting to discuss the status and problems of online shepherding,and take multi-pronged measures and blaze new trails in a pioneering spirit to develop online pastoral ministry,
The Xibeiwang Christian Cemetery would be closed to the public from now on. While Qingming Festival, an occasion to mark ancestors and to witness the good virtues of their predecessors, is coming, Christians have to do that at home.
I remember when the Internet sprung up, some Christians defined Christian websites as "online churches". Similarly, the cloud gatherings due to the coronavirus crisis is also named as "online churches".