This is day 30 of 32. Throughout April, we will be posting daily. We invite you to learn about Chinese Muslims and pray with us for God’s glory to be made known among them. If you would like to read other posts in this series, you can find them here or download the prayer guide here.

men leaving“For my whole life I’ve heard the government treats Muslims better than us so that they won’t revolt,” said one man at a meeting of church leaders.

“It’s not fair that they are allowed to have two children simply because they are a minority group, when we have to abide by the one child policy,” said another.

A third simply asked, “Why should we take the Gospel to people who hate us?”

The issues forcing racial tension between the Han majority and the Muslim minorities are real. And they are building real walls of hatred and bitterness in the hearts of the Chinese — including believers. Here, it’s not fear that hinders the spread of the Gospel, but animosity.

But as the meeting continued, the men began to study Scripture, remembering Christ’s sacrifice in the midst of their sin and His love for those who hate Him.

“God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8).

“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us…” (1 John 4:10).

As they read, the Word slowly started to tear down their walls of racism and burden their hearts for those who, like they once were, are desperate for the forgiveness of the Savior.

Because of what the men learned that day, more than 500 Chinese believers have begun to pray for their Muslim neighbors, and some have even dared to share Christ with them; all because of the Gospel that transcends barriers and transforms lives.

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for believers in China to catch a vision for reaching their Muslim neighbors, both in their communities and around the world.
  •  Pray that Chinese believers will tear down the walls of racism that hinder them from developing relationships and sharing the gospel with the Hui.

The Situation: The Hui, Salar and Dongxiang are the forgotten faces of the Silk Road. Their ancestors traveled into China centuries ago for trade, business, war or to find a new home. Today Han Chinese Christians travel the Silk Road taking the Gospel back to Jerusalem, but they often forget their Muslim neighbors who have never heard the Gospel. Very few — Chinese or foreigners — are committed to living intentionally among Chinese Muslims for the sake of the Gospel. The barriers are immense. But the reward is worth risking it all.