Pray for China – Sichuan Province (“Four Streams”). Population: 88 million (Han, 95.4%). Christianity: 1.4% (Protestant – 0.6%). Other religions: Animism, Lamaistic Buddhism.
Sichuan is one of China’s most populous provinces, and because of its warm, fertile climate, is one of the country’s major agricultural “breadbaskets.”
The level of house church activity in Sichuan is described as medium.
A major earthquake occurred in Sichuan in May 2008, killing 69,000 people, injuring 374,000+, and displacing 15,ooo,ooo. The province is still recovering from that natural disaster.
“Lord of Comfort, I pray that You will work in through the lives of Sichuan believers and foreign Christian relief workers who continue to minister – in word and very practical ways – to the victims of the Sichuan earthquake. May those who have suffered loss of loved ones, displacement, and injury experience and come to know You as the God of grace, comfort, mercy, and salvation.” (II Corinthians 1:3-5 ; Romans 8:28)