The Communist government continues to keep a close watch on Christian activities. Some churches are state-approved and controlled, some are illegal and the state fights against them, and the majority are not registered, but tolerated. Unregistered churches are still ‘managed’ according to certain guidelines, which includes reporting activities. The most restricted areas for Christians are in Muslim and Tibetan regions. Christian converts from a Muslim background also have to deal with persecution from their own family and friends, so they hide Bibles and Christian materials.
- For God’s guidance for Christians ministering, below the radar, to Muslim and Tibetan-background believers
- That Open Doors materials will strengthen the church in China’s minority groups with training in discipleship and church leadership
- That the Han Chinese church will play its part in supporting its persecuted family.