Apr 13: China, People’s Republic, Jiangxi Province, Jilin 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

Christians are engaging in social causes and impacting the lives of millions. With social programmes once provided solely by the government but now often absent in a privatizing economy, the Church offers a platform to address these needs. Some faith groups form NGOs or serve communities in a less structured manner. The gospel confers strength in Jesus to face life’s challenges and to demonstrate love for others in Christ-like service.

     For an additional 8 Answers to 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 China.


Jiangxi Province

China

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Challenge for Prayer

Christians are a lower proportion in Jiangxi than nationally, but numbers are growing substantially, especially among the house church networks. The Church is multiplying in many areas, but other parts of the province are relatively underevangelized.

     For an additional Challenge 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 Jiangxi Province.


Jilin Province

China

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Challenge for Prayer

The large cities, Changchun and Jilin City, have a much lower percentage of Christians. Pray for churches to be multiplied in urban areas, especially as increasing numbers of rural people migrate to cities.

     For an additional 3 Challenges 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 Jilin Province.