Greetings from our Derek Prince Ministries China Outreach team!
First of all, I would like to thank you for your faithful contributions to our China Outreach. I also want to encourage you to continue your support as we face huge new challenges due to the Chinese government’s clamp-down on the church in China.
Right now, China’s Christians desperately need to hear that we have not forgotten them in their hour of need. They need to know we are more committed than ever to standing with them through Derek’s anointed Bible teaching.
On February 1, 2018, the Chinese government imposed new and very restrictive religious laws. These laws reverse many of the freedoms Christians in China have experienced over the last 20 years.
In a nutshell, the new laws state that:
1. The church is not allowed to teach the Bible anymore. From now on, education is the sole right of the atheistic Communist party. So, Sunday schools and all Bible classes are banned.
As early as last December, a prominent Chinese pastor with whom we have worked for many years reported that the security police had raided his church. The authorities had removed all desks and teaching equipment, because they are no longer allowed to teach.
2. Numbers of people attending church services are restricted. According to some of our Chinese co-workers, they were informed that if more than 20 people attended a meeting, each one would be fined 10,000 yuan (NZ$2,200)!!!
Can you imagine such a situation happening in your country?
Please take a moment to consider how such laws would impact the life and mission of your church, and your own walk with Jesus.
Believe us when we say: we did not read these facts online or in a newspaper. They were reported directly to us in meetings and conversations with Chinese Christian leaders!
Why is this happening?
The Chinese government fears that there are too many Christians in China.
A former Malaysian government minister told us about a conversation he had with a Chinese government leader who informed him that there were 150 million Christian believers in China. True or not, a statistic like that strikes fear into the Communist leadership.
Their government’s objectives are simple:
• To starve the existing church of Jesus Christ in China by depriving them of the Word of God.
• To prevent an entire next generation in China from hearing the Gospel.
There is much more. Bibles are now banned from being sold online. Schools in some places are asked to report on the religious background of all their students. We could go on with report after report.
We believe these actions are an outright attempt to destroy Christianity in China.
We also believe that right now, Christians in China need to know more than ever that we are standing with them.
Will you send a gift of $30, $50, $100, or more towards our Outreach? Will you help Christians in China respond to the new challenges they are facing?
In 2017, before the new laws came into place, we began translation and preparation of two books by Derek Prince – Shaping History through Prayer and Fasting, and Praying for the Government.
We believe both these books are very timely resources for the church in China. Already, 110,000 copies have been printed which combine both books in one edition with a new title that will not be offensive to the government. When we published this same book in Taiwan, a prominent church leader read it and immediately called all Christians on the island to get a copy and read it. He also called for a 40-day fast. We are praying that the Lord will spark similar action in China.
OUR VISION IS OF THE CHURCH IN CHINA RESPONDING TO THE INCREASED PERSECUTION WITH A TSUNAMI OF PRAYER, BRINGING ABOUT A SPIRITUAL REVIVAL ACROSS THEIR LAND.
With your help today, we want to turn this vision into reality—placing copies of this vital book into the hands of tens of thousands of Chinese Christians. We also believe that Derek’s book God’s Remedy for Rejection is critical for China’s believers at this time. Your support will allow us to print 100,000 copies of that book as well.
Simply by sending a gift of $100 today, you will enable us to place more than 100 copies of these vital books in the hands of Chinese believers.
We also plan to place as many books as possible by Derek Prince on SD cards, making them freely available to pastors and Bible teachers. Soon we will have at least 30 of Derek’s anointed books, together with proclamation cards, to upload along with 30 core audio-visual teachings dubbed into Chinese.
These next few weeks are a most critical time for our China Outreach, because we need to raise $150,000 for these initiatives.
Will you help us reach this goal so we can equip and encourage the church in China at this difficult time? Will you please send a generous gift today?
Let’s seize this opportunity while we can—before the situation in China gets any tighter.
Thank you so much for your generosity and your prayers.