Witness in Persecution: I Am Grateful

Editor’s note: In the last several years, more churches in China have experienced persecution and/or pressure. This is still not the only story that is true of the Chinese house church, but more and more pastors and laypeople are preparing themselves to stand firm when they are pressured to betray God and their fellow church […]

How I Prayed For Instruction

Editor’s note: This month, CP has been praying for instruction. Many Chinese are concerned about instructing the next generation of believers to follow Christ. While these column is heavily focused on children’s educational issues, instruction is not merely for children. It is also a deep need for new and untaught believers, as well as those […]

God’s Love in Trials: A Letter of Encouragement

Editor’s note: This year, China Partnership is praying for the church in China to hold fast. In the fall of 2022, we spoke with Chinese house church leaders and asked them how the global church can pray for and support them in 2023. They specifically asked that we pray that they would hold fast to […]

How I Prayed For Evangelism

Seek the lost. Love neighbors. Preach the gospel. No matter if times are easy or hard, Christians are to continue doing these things. There is no reprieve from the call to follow Christ and share him with those around us. This month, we prayed for Chinese believers to persevere in evangelism. We are praying this […]

Let Us Pray: A Letter of Encouragement

Editor’s note: This year, China Partnership is praying for the church in China to hold fast. In the fall of 2022, we spoke with Chinese house church leaders and asked them how the global church can pray for and support them in 2023. They specifically asked that we pray that they would hold fast to […]

How I Prayed for Joy

Joy Comes through Walking with Jesus — Even in Suffering When I think about Chinese Christians and joy, it feels like this is an area where they already have superhuman strength. The examples of how Chinese believers exemplify joy come to mind quickly: a sister who is joyfully returning to China, even though she knows […]

How I Prayed: Hold Fast to Repentance

Repentance and Return Repent: “to feel such sorrow for sin or fault as to be disposed to change one’s life for the better.” In the Bible, the Hebrew word translated as “to repent” comes from the verb “to return,” and connotates turning back to something you’ve left. In the New Testament, the Greek word for […]

How I Prayed: Hold Fast to Love

The practices of our parents shape and form us, but we have a perfect Father who has loved us completely. May that love be the defining force in the lives of Chinese believers. May they hold tight to him and rest in his perfect love for them – even when they fail.

Praise In All Circumstances: A Letter of Encouragement

I want to encourage you that many in the American church are praying for you. Yes, we are praying your safety and peace. But above all, we are praying his steadfastness would enable you to praise him in all circumstances, knowing that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

How I Prayed: Hold Fast to Community

Chinese believers are different ages, different ethnicities, different sexes, and hail from different socio-economic groups. Some are rural, uneducated grandmothers who remained faithful through years of trial; others are urbane intellectuals. Yet no matter their differences, who they are in Jesus is more important than anything else about them.