China News & Prayer (2021.11.07-13)


Deeply Frustrated

“The poor relationship with my husband has deeply frustrated me. After resigning from his job in an overseas enterprise two years ago, my husband turned his interest into a career. He ran a business of selling tea leaves and tea accessories in his friend circles on WeChat. The business was not good in 2020. He then stays at home almost every day spending all time on his mobile phone. He stops me every time when I try to talk to him, and even beats me to end the conversation. He is willing to send our daughter to school and help her with homework. He only does what he wants such as picking up delivery items and clearing garbage, yet refuses to do other housework. I cannot tell what he is thinking and planning. Watching him spending all his time on the phone, I feel hopeless”

(A sister)

  • Pray that the Lord who gives people hope will help the sister continue to pray for her husband and her family fervently. Bound the family with love, heal with her negative emotions and encourage her to appreciate her husband. Also pray that her husband will be touched by love and cheer up to get back to work.


Pouring Autumn Rain

It is rainy in Northern China, particularly Henan. The average rainfall of Henan Province between January and September was 983 mm, increasing significantly by 50% which was a record high in 60 years. The flood period ended later than anticipated. Early last month, the Water Resources Department stated that the rise of the water quantity of both Weihe River and the mainstream of Yellow River caused the third flood of Yellow River this year. The flood is still moving downstream and heavy rainfall has affected a wide area at midstream. Hence, the level III emergency response has been activated continuously for drought disaster and flood prevention so as to control the flood relief of Yellow River. For safety sake, a number of working groups have been deployed for flood control and prevention.

(“Xinhua Net”, October 6, 2021)

  • Seasonal rains always bring floods. Pray for the people being affected. Ask the Lord to bring the rise of righteous and merciful government officials who will make use of financial resources in a fair manner, accommodate disaster victims properly, rebuild roads and undertake flood management projects, etc.


Blaming Myself

“The subject of the class days ago was Ecclesiology and church discipline was discussed. Is it necessary for the church to disclose the sin a church leader has committed? I’m a preacher. I think about the sin I had committed and feel so painful and remorse. I don’t know whether I should tell the church my sin and whether I should confess to my husband. We have made our relationship slightly better. I can’t anticipate what will happen if my husband knows the truth. I have repented and walked away from sin, and yet have always felt guilty. I feel greatly ashamed and upset and blame myself every time thinking about the sin I committed. All these thoughts are dragging me down.”

(Sister Liu)

  • Pray that the Lord who forgives people’s sins will keep Sister Liu from blaming herself and feeling guilty. Help her experience Jesus’ love. Accept her and forgive her sin. God will not despise a broken and contrite heart. Help Sister serve the fellow believers and build up one another. God please be merciful.


Pouring Autumn Rain

It is rainy in Northern China, particularly Henan. The average rainfall of Henan Province between January and September was 983 mm, increasing significantly by 50% which was a record high in 60 years. The flood period ended later than anticipated. Early last month, the Water Resources Department stated that the rise of the water quantity of both Weihe River and the mainstream of Yellow River caused the third flood of Yellow River this year. The flood is still moving downstream and heavy rainfall has affected a wide area at midstream. Hence, the level III emergency response has been activated continuously for drought disaster and flood prevention so as to control the flood relief of Yellow River. For safety sake, a number of working groups have been deployed for flood control and prevention.

(“Xinhua Net”, October 6, 2021)

  • Seasonal rains always bring floods. Pray for the people being affected. Ask the Lord to bring the rise of righteous and merciful government officials who will make use of financial resources in a fair manner, accommodate disaster victims properly, rebuild roads and undertake flood management projects, etc.


Gospel Broadcasting

  1. Keep Listening: Although our popular social media platforms can no longer serve us, listeners persisted in searching us out. Consequently, listenership on our self-built platforms went up at an alarming rate. We give thanks to the Lord for His undertaking!
  2. A Renewal Mode: Thank God for using Liangyou Theological Seminary (LTS) for many years, so that we can equip many believers in Bible training. In response to the changes of the times, LTS will set up an APP as a self-study platform from next year to allow believers to study the Bible and test their own learning results. We also hope that such change can make Bible training and theological education more popular.

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