Forty-nine crosses have been removed in Zhejiang province since the beginning of 2016 as the Chinese government continues to attempt to eliminate the power of Christianity.
Churches which have fought against the removals have had their water and electricity cut off, forcing them to have services elsewhere as the buildings are deemed unusable.
Christians stand in defiance in front of buildings, attempting to stop the advance of demolition crews. Government notices and orders are plastered on the doors of churches with church leaders being taken into custody, some never to be heard from.
Sources: China Aid, International Christian Concern
- Pray that Christians in Zhejiang would be encouraged in knowing that the government can remove the cross but they cannot destroy the body of Christ.
- Pray for believers in China as the country continues to experience huge rates of growth and revival.
- Pray the bold witness of these Christians will have an effect on the hearts and minds of the authorities responsible for targeting the church.