Sister Cai moved from the southern part of Fujian Province to Fuzhou where she lives with her children.
She used to attend the Flower Lane Church every week with her children, but her health has worsened in the past years.
Her children and grandchildren usually celebrate her birthday, but this year they decided not to congratulate Cai on her 106th birthday.
Hearing the news, the church’s visitation ministry talked with her children about holding a celebration.
On Tuesday, her room was packed with people from the church who brought her a birthday cake and gifts. Rev. Chen Yifeng preached a sermon entitled Filial Piety, and led the participants in singing Happy Birthday and a hymn to bless her.
Built in 1915, the church launched a visitation department, led by one of the pastors. The ministry visits people at regular time.
- Translated by Karen Luo