The Brutal Persecution of the Chinese Church: An Update Source: www.asiaharvest.org Date: March 24, 2020 E-Bulletin #78 The Brutal Persecution of the Chinese Church: An Update Read Our Full Newsletter ( PDF Version ) A real picture of a Chinese believer named Huang Xikai being tortured by Communist police some years ago. Thousands of our precious brothers and sisters in China are currently undergoing similar barbaric treatment. Please pray for them. For about a year, many people have pleaded with us to give a detailed update about the Church in China, and to share what has taken place since the massive persecution was launched by President Xi Jinping against the Church three years ago. We planned to send this update earlier, but the Coronavirus began to dominate the news and we pushed it back. While we realize there is rampant fear around the world right now as unprecedented events begin to unfold, we feel we must share this update now, and say to all believers: Please don’t forget the 100+ million Christians in China, who are going through a brutal examination of their faith. Please pray fervently for them. In our latest newsletter you will read how: * China has systematically expelled thousands of foreign Christians from the country over the last few years, cutting off the ability of Chinese believers to communicate with the world. * China has been spreading their militant atheism to surrounding countries, and Christians there have been persecuted as a result of Chinese pressure. * Two experts of the Chinese Church estimated the number of believers arrested in China rose dramatically from 3,700 in 2017 to 100,000 in 2018! And the number has only gone higher since then. Read more... Please Pray * Please pray for our brothers and sisters in China as they continue to go through this fiery trial. Pray they experience even deeper intimacy with the Lord Jesus through the fellowship of His sufferings (Philippians 3:10). * Ask our loving Heavenly Father to carry His children through the flames and out the other side, so that His kingdom will continue to grow and reach hundreds of millions more people in China and beyond. * Intercede for President Xi and the other leaders of China, that they might repent and give their lives to the Lord Jesus, to whom one day they must give an account for the awful things they are doing to His children. * Pray God will be glorified through these dark times, and that He will turn the situation on its head and accomplish His purposes in China, as He has done numerous times in the past. God bless you! Paul and the team at Asia Harvest www.asiaharvest.org The China Chronicles Read the ground-breaking and inspirational series of books by Paul Hattaway about how God grew the Church in China from just a few million believers at the advent of Communism to over 100 million today! Full of first-hand testimonies from church leaders that have never been publicly shared before, The China Chronicles will encourage your faith, while the lessons learned by Christians in the furnace of affliction will help fortify you for when persecution comes. Available from the Asia Harvest online bookstore and as ebooks. An Asian Harvest - The Autobiography of Paul Hattaway Read the gripping book that is greatly encouraging thousands of Christians around the world. You can click on a link above to order a book, or if you donate to a project, please indicate that you would like a complimentary copy and we will gladly send you one. If you give online, add a note mentioning the book you would like when you place your donation. How to Support Our Work 1. One-time or monthly support by credit or debit card or Paypal 2. By mailing a check/cheque to one of our offices (Contact page) 3. By bank transfer to one of our accounts around the world (Contact page) Read our latest audited financial statement.