Tag: Suffering

Chinese Church Voices

Faith through 9778 Days of Imprisonment

Tortured by dogs and forced into confessing a crime he didn’t commit, Zhang Yuhuan spent more than 26 years in prison. He wrote more than 600 appeal letters and was finally released. What sustained him during that time?

Chinese Church Voices

A Call to Prayer

Not only has the coronavirus disrupted lives in China this year, there have also been floods and other disasters that have caused havoc. A northern pastor calls for prayer.

Chinese Church Voices

Encouragement in Suffering

Do you need encouragement in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you a Timothy to those in need of encouragement?

Chinese Church Voices

The Kingship of Christ

Looking at the boundary of church and state from this perspective, the church holds fast to its heavenly citizenship in a prominent manner, but holds fast to its outward rights in an inconspicuous manner.

Blog Entries

A Servant Is Not Greater than His Master

Reflecting on the deaths of two Chinese missionaries to Pakistan.


Chinese Missionary Call

Exploring the Foundations of the Chinese Missionary Undertaking

Understanding Chinese missionary perspectives on calling enables a clearer view of the foundations of the Chinese missionary undertaking. The Chinese missionary call is deeply rooted in a personal relationship with God. Despite personal loss or suffering, Chinese missionaries experience a joy that is centered in knowing Christ.

Chinese Church Voices

Christian Suffering: Remembering Xu Guoyong

Late last year, a Christian crowdfunding drive made headlines and sparked controversy on Chinese social media. Luo Er, the father of a five-year-old girl with leukemia, posted an article online in which he vented his frustration at God. Luo demanded that Jesus heal his daughter otherwise he would stop believing in him. Thousands of people read the article and donated over 2 million RMB ($290,000USD) to help pay for the medical expenses of the family. Tragically, Luo’s daughter died shortly after Luo started the campaign. Luo was later arrested for fraud and fined. Chinese Christians have hotly debated the incident, many questioning Luo’s intentions and asking how Christians should respond in the midst of such suffering. One response to these questions of suffering comes from a writer for OC Gospel. “Rachel” reflects on the Luo incident by remembering another tragic story of Christian suffering.