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Wenxi Li

During a recent visit with his family, imprisoned believer Wenxi Li excitedly shared that several more prisoners have become Christians after hearing the Gospel message! Previous to this, while awaiting his trial last year, Wenxi had led three other prisoners to Christ.

Wenxi, who has been imprisoned since his arrest in December of 2012, was permitted to visit with his wife and family this past January. His wife, Cai Hong Li, reports that he is doing well.

In June of 2013, Wenxi was sentenced to two years in prison for his role with Enyu Bookstore in the city of Taiyuan. Officials also seized hundreds of books from Wenxi. (For more information on his arrest, click here.)

While we will certainly continue to pray for Wenxi's release, let us also rejoice in the ways in which he is sharing the "Good News" while imprisoned! Pray that the seeds planted in these other prisoners' lives will now grow and mature, and in time produce a great harvest. Thank the Lord for allowing Wenxi and his family to have some meaningful time to visit together and encourage one another. Pray that they will soon be permanently reunited!

For more information on China's persecuted church, please visit the China Country Report.

Current Ministry Projects

The Voice of the Martyrs Canada continues to help distribute Bibles to Christians in the country, making it possible for them to have their own printed version of God's Word. Additionally, VOMC works with various mission partners to facilitate a Biblical understanding of persecution and discipleship, while presenting ways to effectively respond and minister within the context of hostility.

Project Funds: Bibles, Equipping the Saints, Underground Church

Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
1,397,897,720 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Han Chinese (91.6), Zhuang (1.3), Other (7.1)

Religion (%)
Buddhism (18.3), Christianity (5.2), Islam (1.8), folk religion (21.9), Muslim (2) Hinduism (<0.1), Judaism (<0.1), other (0.7), unaffiliated (51.8)

Leader
President Xi Jinping (2013)

Government type
Communist party-led state

Legal system
Based on civil law system; influenced by Soviet and continental European civil law systems

Sources: CIA World Factbook

Pray for China

Pray that the Gospel will be proclaimed throughout China without government interference so many more names can be added to the Lamb's "Book of Life." May there also be a spirit of unity demonstrated among the country's growing churches, further strengthening existing believers and spurring them on in their ministry service and evangelistic outreach within the country's numerous communities.

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