The celebration of the Chinese New Year is one of the world’s most prominent and celebrated festivals with the largest annual mass of human migration. On Monday, February 19th, a group from China came to celebrate their new year with CBN Israel and a group of single mothers in Jerusalem. These thoughtful men and women came only with a desire to serve with no expectations to receive anything in return. For them, as believers in Yeshua, their joy was in their giving.
“In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.”- Acts 20:35
With the interior of Beit Sar Shalom all tastefully decorated in red posters with Chinese symbols, the group introduced everyone present to some noteworthy aspects of their culture and history. “There are many words in the Chinese language that have biblical meanings”, the group leader stated. She and the team then went on to teach the moms and their children how to write their names in the Chinese language. For the children, this was a highlight of the evening.
Afterwards, the women were entertained with songs as they savored the taste of homemade, authentic, Chinese food which the group had spent the afternoon preparing. Salmon, salads, egg soup and of course, the famous item-white rice were all a part of the menu.
At the end of the meeting, each of the woman and children were presented with a blessing unique to each of them which was written in the Chinese language. The women were very grateful for all the love that was shown and the hard work that had gone into the preparations for the evening.
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