On the morning of March 10, 2023, Shaanxi CC&TSPM held an ordination ceremony at Dongxin Lane Church, Xi’an City. Of all 43 candidates, seventeen were ordained as pastors, including Ma Jiajie (female), Shi Chunmei (female), Liu Cunqian (female), Qi Xianglian (female), Zhao Yeye (female), etc.; twenty-six were ordained as elders, including Ma Hongjun (female), Ma Liangxue (female), Wang Canglu, Wang Xinqian, Wang Xiafang, etc.
On March 12, Changji Church in Changji Prefecture of Xinjiang Autonomous Region conducted a thanksgiving ordination service. Five fellow workers from five different churches in this prefecture were ordained. For the believers of Xinjiang churches, this is a long-awaited moment. Zhao Hongru, Tan Lidong, Guan Xiaoqing (female) and Wang Lei (female) were ordained as pastors; Jiang Wenxia (female) was ordained as an elder.
On March 12, Shaanxi CC&TSPM held an ordination ceremony at Nanshan Church in Yangou, Baota District, Yan’an City. Wang Ge (female) and Cao Peirong (female) were ordained as pastors; eight fellow workers were ordained as elders, including Wang Cuirong (female), Zhu Yin’e (female), Yan Donghua (female), Li Yueju (female), Li Yuzhen (female), Zhang Gaiying (female), Zhang Qin (female) and Yao Lingzhi (female).
On March 12, Shanxi CC&TSPM held an ordination ceremony at Qiaotou Street Church in Yingze District, Taiyuan City. Those be to ordained as pastors included Qiao Yangyong, Luo Hexiang, Li Xin and Hou Shengjie. Wang Xiaohua (female) was ordained as an elder. Approximately 1,200 brothers and sisters witnessed this sacred moment.
On the morning of March 12, Sichuan Christian Council held three ordination ceremonies at Rongguang Church in Dujiangyan, Chengdu City, Shunqing District Church in Nanchong City and Shizhong District Gospel Church in Neijiang City. Twenty-eight associate pastors were ordained as pastors. On the morning of March 19, Sichuan CC&TSPM would hold a ceremony to ordain Associate Pastor Tao Liping as a pastor at Xichang Gospel Church.
Translated and edited by Bei Feng, Tian Tian.