Chinese officials barred Pastor Wang Yi from travelling to Hong Kong to attend a Christian training conference in September. Pray that God will make a way for Chinese Christians to attend such gatherings: travel restrictions are tightening.
Ask God to protect Christians in Jiangsu province who have been investigated over their connections to churches overseas.
Members of a house church in Ezhou, Hubei province, were recently beaten by government-hired thugs. The church has been meeting outdoors since January when officials confiscated its chairs.
Churches in Henan were forbidden to organise young people’s summer camps. State approved churches there now have to seek approval for all large-scale religious activities.
In Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, children have been banned from attending church and congregations ordered to cancel all activities involving teenagers.