China Keeping Borders Closed for Another Year, China Partner Must Wait to Visit

Photo courtesy of China partner on Facebook.

China will keep its borders closed for another year, concerned about spiking COVID-19 cases and variants in surrounding countries.

It means a longer wait for China Partner to visit the country. But Erik Burklin says, “We were on a WeChat call with a pastor up in the northern part of China. We had visited him I think two years ago. We asked him specifically, ‘How was 2020 been for you as a church?’ And he said it’s been somewhat frustrating. They had to close down for a while. But the ministry continues. And then I asked them, ‘How many baptisms? Did you have of new believers last year?’ and he said, ‘In our whole city, combining all the churches that I oversee, about 300.’”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller


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