Trip to visit the church in Bazhong

The Bazhong church, it was damaged in the quake and has been condemned.
The future site of the new Bazhong church. The old church is condemned because of earthquake damage. They were given a warehouse to meet in. They have since outgrown the warehouse, split into 2 congregations and half have moved back into the condemned building. They REALLY need the new church. They estimate it will cost 5 million yuan, that’s about $700,000. They don’t know where they will get it.

The Sanjian church. (not sure about the name)
The pastor and her son greeting
Sean giving his testimony with Daniel translating.
Dancing to a hymn. Next time we really need to have something prepared.
More dancing.
Everyone received 2 pieces of flat bread and 3 oranges. It’s some sort of Christmas tradition. Baked bread is very unusual.
They fed us too well after the service.
The kids from the International Fellowship singing.
The youth from the Bajhong church. They put together a 2 hour Christmas program.
This little guy is peeling an egg and putting the shells in the offering box at the front of the Sanctuary during the program. He would do well at SOTV.
Brian F. receiving a prize for answering in Chinese, what “Immanuel” means.
Daniel giving his testimony.
Lots of fireworks available as the Spring Festival/New Year approaches
Brian B. talking with one of the women of the church in Bazhong.

Street corner vendors. Fruits, misc. household products and key maker.
The not so private door on the not so private restroom. Lots of laughs over this one. We are all well bonded after this trip.

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~ by Sara on December 22, 2008.

4 Responses to “Trip to visit the church in Bazhong”

  1. Beautiful pictures, Sara. I pray they get their church. The congregation is courageous and full of life.

  2. Beautiful pictures, Sara. I pray they get their church. The congregation is courageous and full of life.

  3. Wonderful pictures Sara. How did you get to go and help? What a blessing you and the others must be. Thank you for sharing your blog with me. My husband and I have friends who have been missionaries in Thailand for many years. Thailand is their base and they go all over South East Asia including China.

  4. Wonderful pictures Sara. How did you get to go and help? What a blessing you and the others must be. Thank you for sharing your blog with me. My husband and I have friends who have been missionaries in Thailand for many years. Thailand is their base and they go all over South East Asia including China.

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