China News & Prayer (2020.09.24-30)

Christian Unity

“As a Christian, we must handle all kinds of interpersonal relationships. Christian brothers and sisters should be united because we have the same hope; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and unity in the truth. We should try our best to achieve harmony with the Gentiles. Let our light shine before others so that they can see our good deeds and give glory to the Father in Heaven. Learning makes us remember well that we are the son of peace. We should be the light and the salt of the world. We are a group of people set apart and called by God. We shoulder the Great Commission of being the glorious testimony for God among all people and leading them to the Lord. Therefore we should have good deeds and equip ourselves with God’s truth.”

(Sister Tao)

  • Thank God for Sister Tao who knows her identity and mission as a Christian. Please pray that the Lord continues to establish her life so that she will be a witness to the Lord and glorify Him.

Landslide in Sichuan

Recently, there have been consecutive torrential rains in Wangcang County, Sichuan Province. In the early morning of August 14, a landslide occurred and caused mudslides in Yizi Chang, Donghe Town Ershe. As a result, two houses were washed out. One person had found no vital signs and the contacts with the other two persons were lost after the search. Relevant leaders and departments of the county rushed to the scene as soon as possible to organize emergency rescue operations after the disaster. The rescues were being carried out intensively and orderly. The disastrous losses were further verified. In addition, the current round of heavy rainfall was coming to an end and water of the major rivers was retreating in Sichuan. The flood level of Jialing River basin had fallen below the warning water level. The floods of Changjiang and Tuojiang main streams, and the floods of Fujiang tributaries were retreating.

(“China News Net”, August 14, 2020)

  • Please pray for the follow-up rescues and rainstorm cessation. Also pray that the relevant departments can do their best to carry out rescues and minimize the damages.

Miao Youth

The Miao region is the earliest ethnic minority region in Yunnan where the gospel has developed more rapidly. As early as in 1883, missionaries started evangelizing and establishing churches in Zhaotong in the northeast. The initial result was not obvious. Until 1904, Miao gospel seekers invited a British missionary, Samuel Pollard, to preach the gospel to them and enthusiastic responses were received. Since then, the churches have grown on a large scale. However, the Miao churches, once are prosperous, no longer prosper. The secular atmosphere has been influencing the young people. Some co-workers point out that Miao girls get married early, so it is necessary to pay attention to their love and marriage issues. In this summer, a summer camp has been held to teach the young Miao people the biblical views on love and marriage.

  • The Miao pastors have worked hard to nurture young believers. They have produced audio programs of the Miao church history to remind the young believers about the grace of God and revival of the churches. Please pray that God will use all aspects of the ministry to let the Miao youths rise up again so as to ignite the gospel fire and strive to preach the gospel; and that the revival will come again!

Gospel Broadcasting

  1. Anniversary of Radio Liangyou: Radio Liangyou has experienced 71 years’ history. Thank God for preaching the gospel throughout China via radio waves and multiple media. In the past, there was a time for happiness and a time for sadness; a time for worry and a time for trust. No matter what the situation is, God is our strength and our shield. As long as we rely on Him, we will get help!
  2. Equipment Upgrade: We have moved to our current location for more than ten years. The equipment and the system of the studios have been operating well. Instability rarely occurs. In order to maintain the normal operation of our ministry, it is necessary to replace and upgrade our old equipment one after another. This is expected to involve a huge investment in the future. Please ask the Lord to offer us.