Introduction of Church in Gansu County

The chapel in Chengxi Church
1/2The chapel in Chengxi Church (photo: Elder Wang Yanfeng )
Chengxi Church
2/2Chengxi Church (photo: Elder Wang Yanfeng )
By Josiah LiJuly 20th, 2016

There are about 1500 Christians in 18 townships around Qingshui County with a population of more than 300,000 people. 

Elder Wang Yanfeng from the church in Qingshui tells CCD there is only a church in the county seat with another three churches in the surrounding towns.

The two-story church - Chengguan Church in the county was dedicated on May 1, 2014 with a construction area of around 520 square meters.

It has a side-chapel and an office on the first floor and a main chapel on the second. Five co-workers serve in the church to maintain it. 

Except the Sunday service, gatherings for the church chorus, bands, prayer sessions, choir practices and the Bible study are held every Monday to Saturday, while believers in the other churches only gather in the units of villages on the evenings every Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Usually, around 200 Christians within 10 kilometers away from the church attend the Sunday services. The attendance often increase when it comes to the winter services.

Aside from the regular services, it also holds gatherings for the Spring Festival, Easter, Christmas and revival and baptism every fall season as well as winter training for local co-workers and deacons, including irregular staff training.

Many believers from the region migrate into cities for jobs. The gospel prospers in other districts and counties in Tianshui, especially in Maiji District where there are 24 churches with 50 church staff in these facilities. 

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