Apr 10: China, People’s Republic, Heilongjiang Province, Henan Province

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China

People's Republic of China

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Geography

Area: 9,573,000 sq km

The third-largest state in the world, also containing the highest mountains and plateaus in the world. The climate and geography are extremely diverse, ranging from tropical in the south to sub-arctic in the north, from a highly industrialized and modern eastern seaboard to sparsely populated western deserts and mountain ranges. Hong Kong and Macau are integral parts of China, though their statistics are not included here; Taiwan’s status is debated. These three are handled separately.

Population: 1,330,584,783    Annual Growth: 0.63%

Capital: Beijing

Urbanites: 44.9%

HDI Rank: 92 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 516 (83% unreached) All peoples
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Official language: Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese); local languages in the five Autonomous Regions. 15 regional mega-languages. There are an estimated 600 different spoken Han dialects, but one written language common to all    Languages: 296 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Non-religious

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians105,382,3157.922.7
Evangelicals75,399,2705.72.9
Non-religious590,247,41044.36 

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Answer to Prayer

The survival and growth of the Church in China are two of the decisive events of our generation. The staggering recent growth of the Chinese Church has no parallel in history – from 2.7 million evangelicals in 1975 to over 75 million in 2010. Much growth is among the majority Han Chinese, with some growth among minority groups. A few groups with no known believers among them in the late 1990s now have networks of growing house churches.

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The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of China.


Heilongjiang Province

China

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Challenge for Prayer

A great harvest has been gathered and is still coming in this fertile province. Rapid growth is occurring in house churches and the TSPM, in rural and urban areas. Church growth came late to Heilongjiang, but has been dramatic – with the Christian population doubling every 10 years. Pray for their deepening faith, greater knowledge of Scripture and continued multiplication of their numbers.

     For an additional 2 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

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The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Heilongjiang Province.


Henan Province

China

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Challenge for Prayer

Henan was declared an “Atheistic Zone” in the 1960s, but since then has been the engine room of church growth in China. Fangcheng county is referred to as the “Jesus Nest”! Church growth has been spectacular. Revival began during the Cultural Revolution with mass conversions, miracles and vision for evangelizing China. Some counties in Henan today are reported to be a large majority Christian. It comfortably has the largest TSPM and house church populations, but growth is beginning to slow and churches are consolidating. Henan, taken as a separate country, would have the world’s seventh-highest number of evangelicals. Outreach from Henan churches is one of the great stories of the expansion of Christianity. Church-planting teams (often young women) fanned out over China, followed by discipling teachers. Praise God for this massive and nation-changing growth.

     For an additional Challenge for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Henan Province.