Pray for China – Qinghai Province (“Blue Sea”). Population: 5.1 million (Han, 54.5%; Tibetan, 21.9%; Hui, 15.9%; Tu, 3.9%). Christianity: 2.3% (Protestant – no report available). Other religions: Islam, 16%; Lamaistic Buddhism.
Qinghai’s industries include agriculture, hydropower, salt-chemical, and oil and gas.
Among the province’s natural resources are 30 salt lakes, 125 different minerals, natural gas, oil, and pasture lands.
Three great rivers – the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang (Mekong) Rivers – originate in Qinghai Province.
The level of house church activity in Qinghai is considered to be high.
“Father, as You have blessed the land of Qinghai with many salt lakes and a prosperous salt industry, I pray that believers in the Province will live their lives as Gospel ‘salt of the earth’ and that You will use them to penetrate, flavor, and influence their families and neighborhoods for Your glory and the expansion of Your Kingdom. I also pray that as the great Yangtze, Yellow, and Mekong Rivers originate in and flow from Qinghai Province, bringing life and nourishment to people, fields, and nations, that the Great Gospel of Jesus Christ will flow forth from Your church in Qinghai and bring eternal life to all who hear and believe on His Name.” (Matthew 6:13; Colossians 4:6; Psalm 98:8; Psalm 105:41; Isaiah 41:18; Isaiah 43:19; Acts 1:8; Revelation 21:1,2)