Seasonal flooding sets new records in southern China. State media reports that three provinces averaged two feet of rain between May and mid-June, the highest since 1961.
Officials evacuated hundreds of thousands of people as floodwaters swept away homes, businesses, and roads.
“China is going through so many things [lately] with COVID and historic flooding,” Kurt Rovenstine of Bibles for China says.
“[It] reminds us [of] the value of having access to and knowledge of the Word of God, simply to have hope that there is something better than the struggle this world gives to us.”
Bibles for China is still waiting to hear how the flooding affects their partners. “We’re usually a few weeks out on getting the information back” from partners in the field, Rovenstine says.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask the Lord to give Bibles for China leaders wisdom as they create disaster response plans.
- Pray Chinese believers will look to the Lord for strength to endure ongoing challenges.