15/09/2011

China's churches are overflowing

I have to confess that I've had a rough day today, feeling totally inadequate.. Also I did not sleep well. Some of you may say: what a lot of nonsense whereas others will sympathise with me..thank you. By diner, I was feeling much better and when I started to read my emails just now, I was so pleased to read the following news!

Many of China's churches are overflowing, as the number of Christians in the country multiplies. ..
The government says 25 million, 18 million Protestants and six million Catholics. Independent estimates all agree this is a vast underestimate. A conservative figure is 60 million. There are already more Chinese at church on a Sunday than in the whole of Europe.
The new converts can be found from peasants in the remote rural villages to the sophisticated young middle class in the booming cities....
"But in church people feel warm, they feel welcome… they feel people really love them so they really want to join the community, a lot of people come for this."  
An educated young Christian described her church to me: "We have 50 young professionals in this church. Everyone is so busy working, you don't have time socialising, and even if you are socialising, you are putting on a fake face. ..
Click here to read more. Let us thank the Lord for our Chinese brothers and sisters, may He keep them safe. In the name of our saviour Jesus-Christ. Amen.

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