China News & Prayer (2024.04.10-16)

Don’t Go Astray

“My younger aunt went to another city for the sake of work, and she has found a church where she is warmly received. She is now attending the seminary of this church and also got a pay from the church. This really surprised me. My aunt has sent a message to some members of her original church, saying that what has been preached in the original church is not pure and thorough. My father also serves in church. When he communicates with my younger aunt, he has found some messages which are not in line with the truth. We are not sure whether these are heresies. I have asked Liangyou Radio for advice. I have been advised to maintain the communication with my younger aunt first without blaming her; try to lead her back to the doctrines in the Bible. Please pray for my aunt.”

(Sister Jiang)

  • Please pray that God will give Sister Jiang’s aunt a discerning mind and enable her to use the Bible to prove the messages she has heard. Also pray that the Lord will enable the believers to adhere to teachings of the truth.

Electric Car on Fire

The fire in Nanjing resulted in at least 15 deaths and 44 people injured. After the fire had broken out, thick smoke spread to the upper floors. In recent years, the data of fires involving electric vehicles have been increasing yearly. Since electric cars have come into being, deflagration accidents have been happening and causing losses of life and property. Following these fires, three major hidden safety risks mostly need to be addressed: too many electric bikes owned by people, aging of early residential buildings and poor management of high-rise residential buildings. The hidden safety hazards of electric bikes have not existed for just one or two days, but for a long time. The hazards should not be ignored really.

(“Phoenix New Media”, February 8, 2024)

  • Please ask the Lord to alert those in the authority to face potential risks such as electric vehicles, old communities and high-rise residential buildings. Also pray that this will urge the government, enterprises and all sectors of the society to take effective measures to ensure the safety of people’s lives and property.

Church Offering

“I am running a rental villa, and my income is not stable due to high and low seasons. But I am willing to donate to my church. I used to donate a tithe based on my gross profit. But the economy is not good at present. I also face some debts. Therefore, I think of giving a tithe on the basis of my net profit. My wife has disagreed with me, saying that we should go ahead with faith since the Lord Jesus would provide. During the epidemic, we had had no deficiency at all. We have also paid off a lot of debts. Regarding the matter of church offering, my wife and I both know that donating willingly can please God. But there are different views in terms of the basis on the gross profit or net profit.”

(Brother Zhou)

  • Thank God for the willingness of Brother Zhou and his wife to donate. This kind of donation attitude will be more remembered by the Lord especially in a situation of their debts. May the Lord continue to lead them along the journey ahead.

Green Energy

The renewable energy development of China has achieved remarkable results in 2023. The cumulative installed capacity of the new energy power generation exceeded the installed capacity of coal power for the first time. The installed capacity of solar power generation was approximately 610 million kilowatts last year, a year-on-year increase of 55.2%; the installed capacity of wind power was approximately 440 million kilowatts, an increase of 20.7%; while the installed capacity proportion of coal power fell below 40% for the first time. Green renewable energy is increasingly becoming the main force of power supply in China. The installed capacity of renewable energy newly added in China accounts for more than half of the proportion of the newly added capacity in the world.

(“China Internet Information Center”, March 8, 2024)

  • China’s electricity supply is more environmentally friendly now. It is hoped that people can reduce their dependence on traditional energy sources such as coal and that the use of renewable energy can continue to develop. Please pray that everyone will become a good housekeeper of the earth, save energy and reduce waste.

Gospel Broadcasting

  1. Program Renewals: Multiple programs have plans for revamping, and we seek the Lord’s help in guiding the team’s thinking, exploration, and establishing the direction of these programs. May God grant wisdom to our program team members to quickly adapt and engage in His work even in the face of limited manpower and resources. We earnestly hope that listeners can find help through the programs.
  2. Equipment Utilization: Regarding the operation of the recording studio and equipment, various issues have arisen during live broadcasts and recordings. We seek God’s protection, and the staff is currently working with the supplier to research possible solutions. We hope to handle the matter promptly, ensuring smooth live broadcasts and recordings, and relieving the concerns of our program team.