[Church Feature] Xifo Church in Tai’an County, Liaoning Province

Approved for establishment on July 12, 2001, Xifo Church in Tai’an County, Liaoning Province was originally a place of family activities. In August 1999, four bungalows were purchased to serve as places of activities at the church.

In August 2004, it was rebuilt on the same site. The new church covers an area of ​​1,125 square meters with an area of ​​485 square meters. The exterior of the church has a Gothic architectural style. Inside the church there are tables, chairs, sound equipment, air conditioning and other facilities, and a cross hangs in front of the main hall.

On the left and right sides of the church are offices, libraries, etc. The main hall can accommodate over 500 people for worship and other activities. Currently there are four preachers and around 350 believers, which is quite extensive in the local village.

Sister Li Jing believed on the Lord in 1989. Since then, she has regarded God’s family matters as major events and has taken it upon herself to feed believers. She also gave her only daughter to the Lord.

Her daughter was an excellent student in Tai’an High School, but when taking the college entrance exam, she told her mother that God had called her. Enlightened by revelation from God, Li helped her daughter attend seminary and become a full-time preacher after graduation. Today, she is the pastor of a church in the city of Anshan.

Xifo Church has become the main place of Christian faith in the city of Xifo. After the earthquakes in Wenchuan, Sichuan and Yushu, Qinghai, the congregation donated 4,000 yuan to the disaster areas. They visit poor households and nursing homes during the Spring Festival and other festivals, with a donation that has reached over 3,000 yuan.

According to Tai’an Ethnic and Religious Archives released by Tai’an County Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau in 2017, among believers in Xifo Church, there are 11 large households with more than 100 mu (16.47 acres) of land, 18 professional households with more than three greenhouses of vegetables, and nine specialized households with more than 50,000 yuan of annual income in the clothing trade. Twelve large pig farmers receive an annual production of more than 10,000 pigs per year and the other 12 large households raise more than 10,000 chickens per year.

(This article was written by a Gospel Times editor from Tai’an County, Liaoning Province.)

– Translated by Stephen Huang

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[Church Feature] Xifo Church in Tai’an County, Liaoning Province

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