God's Work in East Asia
With many different people groups and large populations of people who have not experienced God and have not accepted His gift of salvation, the challenges are overwhelming. However, with the work of God and His faithful miracles and opportunities, the church has grown exponentially.
From finding opportunities of meeting some of the earthly needs of people all over East Asia, mission efforts have found a way to bring the Gospel and make it real through actions of believers who make the sacrifice to bring the good news.
How Can You Pray for East Asia
The church in East Asia has grown tremendously as a miracle of God's work. However, there are still many challenges reaching out to the people of East Asia with the Gospel whether they are cultural or government barriers that aggressively try to hinder the mission efforts
Pray for the protection of the believers in the nations where there have been government persecution. In some countries, believers face harassment, intimidation, and violence by society. Governments have used laws to deny the building of churches, gathering of believers, and make it illegal to evangelize.
Amid government restrictions and persecution, the official and underground churches continue to grow and flourish. Some local governments have embraced the church and some areas of China have seen a huge response to the Gospel. China has many small minority groups that have no established church and some have not even been reached by the Gospel.
Pray for the church in China especially with new restrictions on churches and believers being shut out from daily their livelihoods due to their faith. Pray for the government officials also embrace the Gospel. Pray for the safety of believers from persecution. Pray for the Gospel to reach the cities as the Chinese people are facing an increasing materialistic culture.
The church in Taiwan enjoys great freedom to do the Lord's work. However, most the population of this island has not embraced the Gospel. Pray that amid the modern culture and lifestyle, that the people of Taiwan will find that only Christ can bring joy to their lives. Pray for the work of the church to aggressively bring the Gospel.
Hong Kong has plenty of thriving churches and organizations. Our church has been blessed to able to partner with some of these churches and organizations to spread the Good News to East Asia. Pray for the changing political situation in Hong Kong and that the freedom that churches and believers have to do the Lord's work continues. Pray for more of the people to respond to the Gospel message.