On February 23, 2023, Guangdong CC&TSPM held an ordination ceremony at Sihui Church in Zhaoqing City and ordained Chen Jinwang as a pastor.
Rev. Guo Yun, president of Guangdong CC, Rev. Lei Yuming, executive vice president, Rev. Liu Tianci, president of Zhaoqing CC, Rev. Cheng Jinqiang, secretary and officer of the Zhaoqing CC, and Rev. Yang Xiaoling from Duanzhou Church in Zhaoqing City formed the ordination team. The ceremony was attended by 260 pastoral workers, brothers and sisters from churches in Guangdong Province and all church-affiliated fellowships in Zhaoqing, who celebrated the Lord’s grace together.
On February 26, Jiangsu CC&TSPM conducted an ordination ceremony at Hufu Gospel Church, Yixing, Wuxi. Those to be ordained as elders included Zhang Leikang, Mo Haipeng, Zhang Naya (female) and Wu Shunzhen (female).
On the afternoon of February 26, Shaanxi CC&TSPM held an ordination ceremony at Zhipuxiang Church of Yuyang District, Yulin City. Five were ordained as elders, including Shi Ruiqin (female), Bai Gaihua (female), Liu Huizhen (female), and Li Yanying (female).
The ceremony began with the solemn prelude. Rev. Yang Xiaoli, vice president and vice chairperson of Shaanxi CC&TSPM, and chairperson of Yulin TSPM, performed a call to worship. Rev. Su Yongxin, vice chairperson of Yulin TSPM, and chairperson of Fugu County TSPM led intercessory prayer. The choir performed I Surrender All and Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling. Rev. Wang Xia, vice chairperson of Yulin TSPM, read the scripture. Rev. Li Shizheng, vice president and chairperson of Shaanxi CC&TSPM and general secretary of Shaanxi CC, gave a sermon entitle “I Am a Good Shepherd”, exhorting all the newly-ordained clergy to commit themselves to serve the Lord, preach the gospel and shepherd the sheep, in becoming the good testimony of Christ as well as playing their part in the church development in Yulin.
On February 28, Yunnan CC&TSPM held an ordination ceremony at Gucheng Church, Dali Prefecture. More than 300 believers from churches in different districts and counties of Dali attended the ceremony. Yang Hongwen (Yi people), Yang Wenying (female, Bai people), Li Zhiju (female, Han people), Yang Yunfeng (female, Bai people), Yang Dexiang (female, Lisu people) and Li Huangming (Yi people) were ordained as pastors; and Peng Xiangchun (Han people) was ordained as an elder.
On March 1, Shaanxi CC&TSPM held an ordination ceremony at Qishan County Church, Baoji City. Eight fellow workers, including Du Xinxue, He Min (female), Zhang Wanbao, Zhang Bingya (female), Chen Wei, Luo Shaoni (female), Zhou Shunli and Xu Juanfeng (female), were ordained as pastors. Five were ordained as elders, including Zhang Minzhe, Gao Yajun (female), Huang Baojun, Liu Yuehan and Jia Zhaojun.
Translated and edited by Bei Feng, Tian Tian.