Shenzhen church opens short video programs for pandemic ministry


Recently, the Shenzhen Pinghu Church opened a “Friends, I want to talk with you” program to care for believers and preach the gospel.

Pastor Huang Chuxian of Pinghu Church told the Gospel Times, a Chinese Christian online newspaper, that the program was launched in March this year. “Because we find that due to the pandemic, many people need encouragement and help from the word of God. Director Hu (of the church wide) suggested opening this program , then we made this attempt. We wish to spread the gospel and save more souls through this program.

The programs are presented in small videos. Each episode lasts about ten minutes with a specific theme. Each video consisted of talking about the theme, hymns and original dances. The content was not only suitable for believers, but also non-believers, the church said. At the end of the video, the church’s phone number and email address are listed, through which people in need can contact.

Pastor Huang said, “As soon as the first episode was released, we received a phone call. A long-lost believer called and gave feedback, saying that after listening to the sharing, he was touched and ready to repent. and return to the family of God. We also received feedback from many researchers, who said the content was easy to understand. The video wasn’t too long and included stories and poems, and they really enjoyed watching the video.”

So far, the program has released 10 episodes. In the recording of the last episode, a believer surnamed He came to the recording site to talk about her confusion and doubts face to face with Pastor Huang. Because of the pandemic, she stayed at home all day in a bad mood. She used to be relieved by the Sunday service, but the church was also closed due to the official “double suspension” measures (which refers to the suspension of both the opening of places of worship and collective religious activities), so she could not go out to work. As a result, she felt increasingly restless and uneasy.

Regarding He’s question, Pastor Huang prayed with her, blessing her in prayer and leading her to trust God. Afterwards, Huang questioned her in detail about the situation when she was locked up at home, urging her that “everyone will encounter different difficulties in their lifetime” and “we must believe that God is a God who gives the wisdom, with which people can overcome the difficulties they encounter.” Huang guided her to correctly visualize the situation she experienced.

“How can we maintain inner peace?” Sister He asked. The pastor replied that she needed to come to God, just as she would have peace after attending a service.

At the end, Huang urged her to think positively. Not being able to go to work was short-lived, and she had no lack of food or clothes and always had a comfortable home to live in. “We should be grateful because we are alive.”

After recording 10 episodes, Pastor Huang became familiar and accustomed to the whole process. Grateful to the service team behind her, she said that with their help, this program went smoothly. She urged more people to pray for this ministry. “We have many shortcomings, and please point them out with prayers.”

– Translated by Katherine Guo

深圳平湖堂疫情期间开设《友话对你说》主题栏目 探索新的牧养渠道

Shenzhen church opens short video programs for pandemic ministry


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