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The Calling of Pastor Zhu Daimin
Pastor Zhu Daimin (right)Pastor Zhu Daimin (right)

I was born in a pastor’s family in 1958 and grew up inspired by the Christian faith listening to the biblical stories.

My father, Elder Zhu Hua, preached the gospel throughout China in the face of all kinds of dangers during the Cultural Revolution. At that time, religious freedom was not completely open, and there were no Christians in Sha County, Fujian Province. Moved by the Holy Spirit, my father went to Sha County to plant churches in 1976.

Within a year he developed a believer group of more than 600 people and had set up worshiping points in Sanming, Sha County, Xia Mao, and Fukou. My father expected me to carry on the ministry of God. In the late 1970s, he had a vision in which he saw a piece of cloth falling from the sky, which read "Ju Daimin succession". At that time I was deeply influenced by atheism and refused to accept the faith.

In the early 1980s, my father was arrested for evangelism and stayed at the Sha County Detention Center for a month. During that time, the whole church prayed for him fasting. One morning at six o'clock I heard my father calling me three times and I went out and saw no one but only white light. A miracle happened. At about seven o'clock someone from the Public Security Bureau came to inform me to pick up my father from the detention center. Only then did I believe that it was the angel of my father who had called me.

After high school, I taught at schools, worked as a tailor and volunteer in a church. After the reform and opening up, I participated in two volunteer training courses in respectively 1981 and 1984.

In 1989, my father was hospitalized with a heart attack. When two of the provincial Christian leaders visited to see my father, they earnestly advised me to receive theological education. In the same year, I was admitted to foundations at Fujian Theological Seminary. In 2007, I further studied pastoral theology and gained a diploma. Unexpectedly, the vision that my father had was embarked on the road of devotion to the Lord until today.

In 1985, I was re-elected as Vice-President and Secretary-General for Christian affairs of Sha County. On March 26, 2006, I was ordained as a patriarch at Tian'an Church in Fuzhou (the first female patriarch of Sha County). On October 20 of the same year, I was re-elected as president of the Three Self-Patriotic Associations of Sha County for three terms. Later I worked for three terms as a member of the Sha County religion committee. Also, I was awarded various titles for being a model believer.

For more than forty years, I have nurtured more than a dozen churches such as Sanming, Sha County, Xia Mao, Fukou, and Qingzhou, etc. My regular job involved bible studying for believers’ spiritual growth. On average, 70-80 people were baptized each year, and the number of saved people increased year by year.

On every Christmas I invited the leaders of the county government, committees and other religions such as Taoism, Buddhism, Catholicism and Christian friends of all denominations to my church to join our Christmas carol services. In 2016-2017, I led a choir to two large concerts at the Thousand People's Theatre in Sha County. On average every year, dozens of faith seekers were baptized under the name of Lord Jesus.

In addition, I take the opportunity of weddings and funerals to preach the gospel. The Church is loved by the people. Once on a wedding, the families were so moved by my sermon that my church received over a hundred requests for a copy of the Bible. Almost the whole village would come to believe the Lord.

I created the ‘Return to Eden’ health team in which I preached the gospel for the reason of fitness so that the whole concept of health and wellness could enter communities and we would take the opportunity to serve them. It was quite a remarkable achievement.

Step by step, I organized to build churches in Sha County, XiaMao, Qingzhou, Sanming Longgang, Yanxi and other places.

In 1998, the hundreds of believers in Xiamao had to rent a venue for services, which was too small to accommodate them. A "temporary activity point" was approved in August 2000. Then, a piece of 240-square-meter land was granted them to build a church. The believers made generous financial donations to build the church and a three-story building was completed in 2002. It was officially registered in 2004.

In Sha County, four churches used to have only one location for services. The small area couldn’t accommodate so many believers. The two floors together were only 280 square meters. I asked a local minister for separate buildings for each church. In 2005 we applied for permission to build a church. In October 2006 the three churches managed to buy a piece of 350-square-meter land from Shayang Park. The local leader applied for a transfer of the Shayang Park into a church activity point. The leader indicated that since the Sha County Buddhism group had stupas so should the Christianity community have had proper church buildings of their own. In 2008 the park was renamed as "Town South Church Activity Point". Meanwhile, I personally experienced a miracle to which I have been grateful when the land was granted in 2015. On March 17, 2015 I and three of my co-workers had an accident in the highway. The Lord protected me from life threatening dangers. I then immediately received the land documents granted by the provincial land bureau to build churches. The Lorded wanted to keep me to accomplish the sacred mission entrusted to me! The construction started in 2017. Till now the main project has been basically completed awaiting to be tested and approved for its quality. Currently the interior design is on its way and should be soon completed.

From 2007 to 2010, I helped the Qingzhou Church build a church. In 2008, I helped the purchase of real estate for Sanminglonggang Church point. In 2019, the application was officially granted. Our Heavenly Father’s supply was wonderful.

I experienced the Lord from an early age and have been willing to serve the Lord. I expect a great revival of the Church so that people are gained as fishers catch fishes. I sincerely hope the new church will be successfully completed. Glory be to the Lord!

"...... I have not violated that vision from heaven" (Acts 26:19). That’s my great calling and Jesus leads me until the Lord comes!

I was born in a pastor’s family in 1958 and grew up inspired by the Christian faith listening to the biblical stories.

My father, Elder Zhu Hua, preached the gospel throughout the country in the face of all kinds of dangers during the Cultural Revolution. At that time, religion was not completely open, and there were no Christians in Sha County, Fujian Province. Moved by the Holy Spirit, my father went to Sha County to do church planting in 1976.

Within a year he developed a believers' group of more than 600 people and had set up worshiping points in Sanming, Sha County, Xia Mao, and Fukou. My Father expected me to carry on the ministry of God. In the late 1970s, he had a vision in which he saw a piece of cloth falling from the sky, which read "Ju Daimin succession". At that time I was deeply influenced by atheism and refused to accept the faith.

In the early 1980s, my father was arrested for evangelism and stayed at the Sha County Detention Center for a month. During that time, the whole church fasted and prayed for him. One morning at six o'clock I heard my father calling me three times and I went out and saw no one but only a white light. A miracle happened. At about seven o'clock someone from the Public Security Bureau came to inform me to pick up my father from the detention center. Only then did I believe that it was the angel of my father who had called me.

After high school I taught at schools, worked as a tailor and volunteered in a church. After the reform and opening up, I attended two volunteer training courses in 1981 and 1984.

In 1989, my father was hospitalized with a heart attack. When two of the provincial Christian leaders visited my father, they earnestly advised me to receive theological education. In the same year I was admitted into the basic level at Fujian Theological Seminary. In 2007, I further studied pastoral theology and gained a diploma. Unexpectedly, the vision that my father had was began me on the road of devotion to the Lord until today.

In 1985, I was re-elected as Vice-President and Secretary-General for Christian affairs of Sha County. On March 26, 2006, I was ordained as a pastoral deacon at Tian'an Church in Fuzhou (the first female deacon of Sha County). On October 20 of the same year, I was re-elected as president of the Three Self-Patriotic Associations of Sha County for three terms. Later I worked for three terms as a member of the Sha County religion committee. Also, I was awarded various titles for being a model believer.

For more than forty years, I have nurtured more than a dozen churches such as Sanming, Sha County, Xia Mao, Fukou, and Qingzhou, etc. My regular job involved leading Bible studies for believers to help in their spiritual growth. On average, 70-80 people were baptized each year, and the number of people saved increased year by year.

Every Christmas I invited the leaders of the county government, committees and other religions such as Taoism, Buddhism, Catholicism and Christian friends of all denominations to my church to join our Christmas carol services. In 2016-2017, I led a choir to two large concerts at the Thousand People's Theatre in Sha County. On average every year, dozens of faith seekers were baptized in Jesus' name.

In addition, I have taken the opportunity at weddings and funerals to preach the gospel. The Church is loved by the people. One time at a wedding, the families were so moved by my sermon that my church received over a hundred requests for a copy of the Bible. Almost the whole village came to believe in the Lord.

I created the ‘Return to Eden’ health team in which I preached the gospel for the reason of fitness so that the whole concept of health and wellness could enter communities and we would take the opportunity to serve them. It was quite a remarkable achievement.

Step by step, I organized to build churches in Sha County, XiaMao, Qingzhou, Sanming Longgang, Yanxi and other places.

In 1998, the hundreds of believers in Xiamao had to rent a venue for services, which was too small to accommodate them. A "temporary activity point" was approved in August 2000. Then, a 240-square-meter piece of land was granted to them to build a church. The believers made generous financial donations to build the church and a three-story building was completed in 2002. It was officially registered in 2004.

In Sha County, four churches used to have only one location for services. The small area couldn’t accommodate so many believers. The two floors together were only 280 square meters. I asked a local minister for separate buildings for each church. In 2005 we applied for permission to build a church. In October 2006 the three churches managed to buy a 350-square-meter piece of land from Shayang Park. The local leader applied for a transfer of the Shayang Park property to become a church activity point. The leader indicated that since the Sha County Buddhism group had stupas, the Christian community should also have proper church buildings of their own. In 2008, the park was renamed \" South Town Church Activity Point". When the land was granted in 2015, I personally experienced a miracle for which I have been grateful. On March 17, 2015, I and three of my co-workers had an accident on the highway. The Lord protected me from life threatening dangers. I then immediately received the land documents granted by the provincial land bureau to build churches. The Lorded wanted to keep me in order to accomplish the sacred task entrusted to me! The construction started in 2017. Until now, the main project has basically been completed and is awaiting testing and approval for its quality. Currently, the interior design is in progress and should be completed soon.

From 2007 to 2010, I helped the Qingzhou Church build a church. In 2008, I helped in the purchase of a real estate for the Sanminglonggang Christian Meeting Point. In 2019, the application was officially granted. Our Heavenly Father’s provision has been wonderful.

I experienced the Lord from an early age and have been willing to serve him. I expect a great revival in the church so that people become fishermen who catch fish. I sincerely hope the new church will be successfully completed. Glory be to the Lord!

"I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven" (Acts 26:19). That is my great calling and Jesus leads me until He comes!

- Translated by Charlie Li

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