Date: Janauary 12, 2018
China (China Aid)
Lou Yuanqi, a Christian in China’s northwestern Xinjiang was questioned by police for 10 hours on Christmas day last year, after neighbors of the church reported them for holding Christmas celebrations. The Chinese government has been tightening its control on unregistered churches, threatening to shut down or demolish their churches if they do not register as state-sanctioned churches. During this last Christmas, the local authorities also included Three-Self churches within its crackdown on Christmas celebrations.
- Pray for Lou Yuanqi to hold fast to his faith, despite the government’s attempts at intimidation.
- Pray for the underground Church in China to continue to thrive.
- Pray for the Chinese government to allow for greater religious freedom.