A church in Fujian held a dedication service.
On May 27th, a dedication service was held at the Donglin Church in Xiuyu District, Putian City, Fujian.
Reverend Lin Chaoqun delivered a sermon titled "Building a Healthy Church With One Heart" highlighting six subheadings, including "church with vision," "church with love," "church with knowledge," "church with prayer," "church with team service," and "church with mutual service."
Following the sermon, Amanuensis Lin Xiuzhen provided a brief history of the church's formation. Initially, believers from near Donglin Village, the center for more than 300 villagers, formed a fellowship. They gathered at the home of Chen Jinlu, a male believer, to attend prayer meetings every Sunday afternoon. Each household had at least one person kneeling to pray and watch with a vision of building a church.
Eventually, more believers joined, and the gathering point became too small. As a result, they moved to Chen Jinyong's home. Chen Lixiang, an overseer of the pastoral area of Shicheng Village, arranged for a pastor or volunteer to deliver a sermon at the gathering point every Sunday afternoon.
Later, they began preparing resources to acquire land and build a church. The principal three-story church building was completed from April 2005 to 2007; subsequently, in 2008, the bell tower was built, and the following year, a cross was erected. In 2023, sound equipment and other devices were installed in various rooms. Finally, after eighteen years, the church, with an area of 2,758.7 square meters (0.68 acres) within its walls, was completed and dedicated.
- Translated by Stephen Huang