Summer is the peak time of year for weddings in America. When couples exchange vows, they commit their lives to their soul mates.
In China, many young people are also hoping to tie the knot but some are finding it difficult to meet their perfect match. Some Chinese church leaders are coming up with creative ways to help singles find their true love.
On a recent sunny Saturday morning in Beijing, some young people were seen doing something a bit unusual for China: Irish dancing in the park.
Besides enjoying the fun, the main purpose was to help single Chinese Christians find their true love.
Some Christians prayed for years that Mr. or Mrs. Right would show up. They passionately sought the right person. Some even went to church leaders for help.
Han Yan is a leader at An Hua Church in Beijing.
She told CBN News, "God calls us to be in relationships with one another. Our church is like a family. We want to help them find the right ones who are also part of our Christian network. We have many unmarried amazing brothers and sisters. They deserve to marry the right people. That's what motivated us to plan such huge event. "
The young people got to know each other by playing group games. One required them to find scripture verses hidden in bushes.
Event coordinator, Chao Cai, expressed gratitude for what God has brought to them.
"I am so happy to see that everybody is having a great time. Praise the Lord!," Cai said, "It also brought many first-timers, too."
Since 2012, many local churches in Beijing have organized similar annual events. Through prayer and attending the fun activities, many have found the person God has prepared for them.
Lv Tie Yang was single for eight years. Before attending the church programs, he tried many times on his own to find his future wife. It always ended in disappointment. He started believing there was no right person waiting for him.
Church leaders encouraged him to be patient and faithful. They were afraid that he would miss a blessing from God.
Han Yan explained to Lv that when people are vulnerable and disappointed, they tend to compromise their principles.
"Christians need to be reminded that God is in control and He has the perfect solution to our puzzlement. Trust in Him is very important," he said.
Later on, Lv starting attending church fellowship meetings. Soon, he met his future wife, Ji Xiang Chun.
Lv shared with CBN that now after being married for eight months, he still can't believe that he found a beautiful and lovely wife. Today, they have their own family. Most importantly, they are growing together in the Lord. God brought them together.
Lv's wife believes her husband is a gift from the Lord.
She told CBN News "My husband is such a caring and sweet person. He loves me so much. We want to encourage other singles to trust in Jesus. He has the perfect timing."
Beijing church leaders are hoping more Christians and non-Christians will join the single's programs and come to realize that God should always be at the center of any relationship.
And if they wait on Him, they may find their perfect match.