Recently, Christian artist Vivian Chow shared on Sina Weibo, China's Tweet, that she forced herself to study video conferencing in order to participate in her church group's fellowship during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She also mentioned that as a believer in the Lord, she has been a part of the fellowship for more than ten years even though she was very busy and tired.
"From morning to evening, when I’m with brothers and sisters, I am very content. I really don’t like video conferences. Now we can’t meet in groups because of the pandemic, but I am so eager to attend our fellowship group. After more than ten years, even if there was a concert on Saturday, I would return to Hong Kong on Sunday. I would like to attend our fellowship if I am not sick. I don't want to be absent. The group is very important to me, and I am committed to them. It’s a loss that we are unable to see others in the group during this time. I pray that God will keep everyone safe and that everyone’s experience will be used to lead others to grow up in the spirit. We can stand firm in a complex world with truth, make choices through wisdom and not be affected by worldly values.
"Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:25)"
This passage is used to encourage many people who cannot attend onsite gatherings. Some fans of Vivian left a message saying:
"Vivian’s commitment and perseverance is rare and commendable. It's excellent! It so happens that there is a similar situation—I don’t VC before. I turned on the camera a few days ago due to the special work requirements under pandemic. We need to get through these difficult times together. Stay connected! "
"Perseverance is a victory. Keep spiritual growth and share joys! I pray God bless you! Amen
"You are a true Christian, not a hypocrite!"
- Translated by Abigail Wu