China (MNN) — A Christian couple recently escaped arrest in China after the wife was discovered training Sunday School teachers.

“Unfortunately, the Chinese government found out about it and arrested two of her students,” says Greg Yoder with Keys for Kids Ministries. “They were threatening her arrest and doing a lot of research, and God in His sovereignty just allowed this couple to get out.”

Keys for Kids knows this couple because the husband also helped provide Keys for Kids audio on an app for children in China for several years.

Yoder says, “The Chinese government…shut it down after finding 100,000 kids were actually listening to Keys for Kids on a daily basis. It was obviously the largest distribution that we had with Keys for Kids Ministries!

“Now this couple is in the United States and we are [planning to] bring them on staff at Keys for Kids Ministries to begin Keys for Kids Ministries China.”

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In China, it is illegal to proselytize children. But Yoder says young people in China are hungry for true hope, especially teens.

“Teenagers, I’m told by our friend, is they get up in the morning, they go to school, they don’t get home from school till sometimes eight or nine o’clock at night, then they study and they do it all again the next morning. There’s nothing for them and there’s no hope. There’s just nothing but utter frustration and depression and anxiety with teenagers, and there is a huge need to reach them,” Yoder says.

“That’s what we’re going to do…. The government tells us that we can’t share the Gospel with kids and teens, but they’re craving it. We know that the Lord Jesus wants us to tell little children and teenagers about Him so we’re going to continue to do that in the best way possible.”

From a 24-7 radio station to print and audio materials, Keys for Kids has big plans to reach Chinese children with the Gospel, and they see the Lord moving.

“We don’t know how it’s going to happen. But we do know this: If we can get materials into Nepal and if we can get materials into Pakistan, we can get materials into China.”

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For now, Keys for Kids has to overcome a few hurdles. First, they need to fund a position to hire their partner from China. He would begin part-time with plans to eventually become full-time.

If you are interested in helping fund this partner’s position for Keys for Kids Ministries China, click here to contact Keys for Kids! You can also donate directly to the ministry here.

And, of course, please pray. Yoder asks, “Pray right now for all of the government stuff that we have to go through to get our partner the paperwork they need to begin working with Keys for Kids Ministries.”

Pray for the Gospel to ultimately find inroads in China.


Header photo courtesy of Christian Leu via Unsplash.