|One of the church cross demolitions in
Zhejiang, which Gu Yuese protested.
(Photo: China Aid)
Hangzhou Municipal Chinese Christian Three-Self Patriotic Movement Committee
The routine meeting of the two Christian organizations’ chair committees [has reached] a researched decision that the following personnel changes will be effective from this day forward, so as to move one step closer towards the proper self-establishment and management of church locations by the two Christian organizations in Hangzhou, promote the normal rotation of the principal Christians in charge of churches and sort out the interpersonal relationship between the province and the two municipal [Christian] organizations, as is according to the requirements of the relevant provincial and municipal [government] departments:
A Message from Pastor Gu Yuese and Zhou Lian Mei [Gu’s wife]
Peace to the beloved [Christians] of Chongyi Church! Soon, a rare freezing, cold will befall Hangzhou; please, everyone must rely on the Lord’s grace to be healthy. Chongyi Church is also experiencing unprecedented, chilling trials. Everyone must equally rely on the Lord’s grace to confront [this hardship] and triumph over it. Thank you for the deep, loving concern you have showed to the two of us recently as a married couple! We are so touched and will engrave this on our hearts. Through prayer, we decided to cancel all [events in which we] go out to do ministry in the coming days in order to pray, try to understand God’s decrees and draw from his grace. We will go through thick and thin with Chongyi Church! Regardless of how the situation will be after this, we will inevitably continue serving at Chongyi Church if there is no other guidance from the Lord himself! Of course, the manner [of service] may change, but our love of the Lord and his flock will never change, because we are the Lord’s servants! Thank God! Increasingly, we feel God’s good intentions in this storm. It will refine every impurity in our ministry team to the greatest extent and compel us to love the Lord and people more purely. People in Chongyi Church will worship the only true God! Christians from Chongyi Church must, by all means possible, adhere to a pure faith! Those in charge must [ensure] that the many Christians [at Chongyi Church] comply with the [legal] statutes! Pray for each other! Jehovah Nissi [Editor’s Note: This is a Hebrew expression, meaning, “The Lord is my banner”]! Jesus lives forever!
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