Officials in central Henan province recently informed some church leaders of their intent to seize the church’s building and turn it into a hotel.
Although the church is a member of the officially recognised Three-Self Patriotic Movement, officials banned the church from meeting last year. The church continued to congregate, and in May 2019 authorities told church leaders they would arrest church members if they gathered for worship again. Church members are undecided on how to respond.
In 2018, the government closed hundreds of churches in Henan province and removed crosses from other church buildings.
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA
- Pray for all Christians in Henan province who are facing these restrictions. Ask God to strengthen their faith and make them all the more determined to follow Him.
- Pray for wisdom for church leaders and members as they decide how to deal with officials. Pray they will be aware of the Holy Spirit’s leading.
- Ask the Lord to touch the lives of those in authority, who currently oppose the Gospel.
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