In the center of China lies the provincial capital city of Lanzhou — a transportation hub surrounded by mountains to the north and south, with the Yellow River flowing through the middle.

Here, the favored dish is Niu Rou Mian (beef noodles). Created by a Hui man more than a hundred years ago, the hand-pulled bowl of beef noodles is a staple for the city’s residents and makes the city famous around the country.

Though Lanzhou itself is highly polluted, its people are very friendly and hospitable. Of the 3.14 million living in Lanzhou, about 98,000 of them are Hui and adhere strictly to Muslim practices.

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for God to send harvesters (missionaries) from all over the world to Lanzhou to proclaim the gospel to Chinese Muslims.
  • Pray that many churches will grow, filled with Muslim background believers in Lanzhou.