China officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is a country in East Asia. It is the world’s most populous country, with a population of around 1.4 billion in 2019.
China is a unitary one-party socialist republic. Political dissidents and human rights groups have denounced and criticized the Chinese government for widespread human rights abuses, including political repression, suppression of religious and ethnic minorities, censorship and mass surveillance.
Today, approximately 74% of the Chinese people are either non-religious or practice Chinese folk belief, 18.2% are Buddhists, 5.1% are Christians, 1.8% are Muslims, and 0.7% adhere to other religions.
China has experienced the fastest growing church movement in history—from 2.7 million evangelicals in 1975 to over 75 million in 2010. Unfortunately, as Christianity’s popularity grows, China’s Communist party is intensifying the religious persecution.
Bibles, sales of which have always been controlled in China, are no longer available for purchase online. There are congregations sharing a single Bible. There is a need for millions of Scriptures to disciple the new believers.
In December, the Christmas celebration was prohibited in lots of schools and cities across China.
Let us come before God and pray for:
- our persecuted brothers and sisters in China
- all the missionaries risking their lives to spread the Good News of the Gospel
- the communist leaders, that God would reveal Himself to them