The Church of Almighty God Christians Ring in the New Year With French Friends
On February 18, 2018, precisely during a traditional Chinese holiday—Spring Festival—Christians fromin France held a New Year’s celebration with the theme of “gratitude” in the parish activity center of the Saint-Germain Church in Vitry-sur-Seine, Paris. This was the first local New Year’s event hosted by these Christians since being forced to flee to France after suffering brutal oppression by the Chinese government. They wanted to use this opportunity to extend their thanks to their French friends who had helped them and shown their concern. The event also provided an excellent platform for those in attendance to further understand of the persecution of Christians from of by the Chinese government.