China currently finds itself in the middle of a political firestorm. Its treatment of Uighur Muslims has caused international outrage.
China continues to deny allegations of mistreatment, despite video footage of Uighur Muslims blindfolded and forced to kneel on the ground in rows. These people have also been subjected to forced labor and even sterilization.
In light of these events, relations between China and the United States have deteriorated. The US recently closed the Chinese Consulate in Houston.
The United Kingdom has also butted heads with China in recent days, announcing plans to offer citizenship to people in Hong Kong. Read more about the national security law imposed by China in Hong Kong here.
Bibles For China’s work
Despite everything going on, Kurt Rovenstine says Bibles for China’s mission is to, “Continue to work through the registered church, taking advantage of partnerships that we’ve developed there to keep the process of distributing scriptures moving forward. But lots of dynamics at this point very hard for us to predict.”
Bibles for China watches for any attempt by the Chinese government to alter the Bibles being printed. “Our folks there that are receiving the scriptures that we’re providing are telling us that there’s there’s been no changes,” Rovenstine says. Nevertheless, he says these efforts may be going on behind the scenes.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray that Bibles for China would be able to continue getting scripture to rural Chinese areas.
- Ask God to protect His people in China as they face resistance from the Communist Party.
- Pray that the Gospel would transform China, and the abuse of Uighur Muslims would end.