Will Politics and the Coronavirus Plague Reshape Ministry in China?

Image courtesy of Bibles for China.

Tension between the U.S. and China remains at an all-time high. Saber-rattling from China and a U.S. ban on Chinese social media are the latest developments in a year of division. Analysts say investments have fallen to a new nine-year low as U.S. companies feel pressured to leave Chinese markets.

How do politics and the pandemic affect China-focused ministries? Bibles for China President Kurt Rovenstine says there has been “a lot of posturing, a lot of exchange of words; we’re hopeful that it doesn’t keep us from moving forward.”

Thankfully, COVID-19 restrictions haven’t stopped their partners’ work. “Ministry continues, but we feel like we don’t have the same touch that we’ve had before, so we’re anxious for that to loosen up,” Rovenstine says.

“China has allowed some countries to begin to come back in [but] the United States is not on that list.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


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