Day 17

AUGUST | 2021

China

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

While the international community is concerned about China’s increasingly aggressive actions and policies, we pause to remember that there are over a billion ordinary people who must carry on living their lives in this enormous nation. The Guo family were recently reunited with their son who was abducted by human traffickers 24 years ago. Mr. Guo searched all over China, became a well-known advocate for missing persons and even helped reunite seven abducted people with their families. Finally, his own son was found. Pray for ordinary people living in China to come to know the hope and abundant life found only in Jesus Christ (The Bible, Colossians 1:27).

Source: After scouring China for 24 years on a motorbike, a determined father is reunited with his abducted son (ABC)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

The world’s most populous country, China is also the world’s second largest by land area. Mission organizations say that the church is the largest social force in China not controlled by the Communist Party. Authorities have continued their harshest crack down on Christianity since the Cultural Revolution. Even the Bible is being “rewritten” to better reflect the government’s communist worldview. The COVID-19 virus originated in China in late 2019 and spread around the world during 2020. China has also been devastated by massive flooding this year.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Xi Jinping
HEAD OF GOV.
Premier Li Keqiang
POPULATION
1.36 billion
CHRISTIANS
7.8%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
6.3%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Non-Religious
PERSECUTION RANKING
27
REFUGEES
301,519
LIFE EXPECTANCY
75.3 yrs
LITERACY RATE
95.1%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
6.1%