Monday Tuesday Wednesday Fond of Liangyou Church in Weakness Unemployment Problem “Today I heard from Liangyou Radio about an American “In the village a mile away from my home, there is a church. “I graduated in July last year. I majored in nursing. I applied missionary preaching gospel in the northwest region of Young people go away to work, leaving old people and for several hospitals but failed. I am approaching 23, but still China during the Second World War. I was deeply touched. I women to have worship on Sundays (more than 80). The jobless. I feel shameful to be taken care of by my parents. I would like to say ‘thank you’ to you! Though I am a Buddhist, preacher (an old man of 60) is in bondage to mahjong and just want to join a normal hospital to do some work that I like your programs very much. Could you send me a his sermon is weak. I am 39 and willing to work for the Lord. benefits people. Some clinics and small private operations program schedule? I would also like to have booklets or free However, I have only had primary school education and feel provide poor facilities and have low safety awareness. Most Bible if you have some. Besides, I have been persuading my inadequate tending the flock. It is far beyond my ability. The of them engage in abortion. I think this is against the will of mother to believe in Christ for a few years. I am happy to tell church is not growing, the number of people has not God and I do not want to work in these places.” (Sister Cui) you that she is now a devout Christian. Thank you for your increased, and the spiritual life is immature. Please pray for gospel broadcast!”(Audience Zhou) our church. ” (Audience Wang from Henan) May God comfort, encourage and help Sister Cui on her way of job-searching and enable her to witness and May the Holy Spirit open the spiritual eyes of audience Pray that the old preacher will throw off the bondage glorify God on her job. Also pray for university graduates Zhou through gospel broadcast and relevant materials to entangling him, that Listener Wang will be properly from last year. May they, especially those from poor let him see Jesus as the only Lord in the world and follow trained and edified, and that the church will grow families, find jobs soon. his mother to turn to Christ. healthily. Southwest Drought Collusion with Triads Hospital Reform The worst drought for a century is hitting Guizhou, Yunnan, According to the 2010 “Rule of Law Blue Book” released by To ease the burden of medical bills and to solve the problem Chongqing, Sichuan, and Guangxi. The case in Guizhou and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, particular types of that receiving medical service is difficult and expensive, the Yunnan is especially serious, leaving nearly 80 million acres “White-Black-Red” groups consisting of legitimate Ministry of Health and four government bodies have of agricultural land in drought and more than 13 million companies, mafia gangs and government officials have released the Guidance on Pilot Reform of Public Hospitals. people without drinking water. These places had crop failure become the most typical and advanced form of triad Sixteen cities have been chosen to carry out the pilot last winter and cannot plant spring crop this year. They are organizations. Nearly ten percent of triad-related criminal medical reform. These pilot hospitals must retain the goal of facing food crisis. The drought is spreading to Hunan and groups are organized and led by government officials. serving the public interests and their top priority should be Guangdong. The number of victims has reached 100 million. Meanwhile, the Procurator-General of the Supreme People's protecting people's health. They should separate According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, Procuratorate has pledged that its office will investigate into government administration from medical institutions, the arid weather will extend to mid-April. (Summary and prevent duty-related crimes in 2010 and take serious management from operation, medical care from Report) action against crimes that protect mafia gangs. (February 26 pharmaceuticals, and for-profit from nonprofit operations, to and March 12, 2010, Wen Wei Po) establish a reasonable, effective and optimized medical service system. (Summary Report) May God who is in charge of the weather have mercy on the dry land of China and send rain in its season to water the victims of the drought. Also pray that local Law enforcers collude with lawbreakers. Where can one Pray that hospitals at all levels will actually put people’s governments will carry out relief work effectively. find justice? May the righteous God defend the cause of health on top priority. Pray also that the government will those oppressed people who have neither money nor establish a sound medical and health system that power. Pray that law enforcement officials will act out benefits people from both urban and rural areas and justice and that law courts will perform their duties provides people with safe, effective, reasonable medical lawfully. service. Thursday Friday CHINA NEWS AND PRAYER Power of Gospel A Daughter’s Expectation April 2010 “My parents were devout Christians and often prayed for me “My parents have been quarrelling since I was young. I lack in tears because my heart was hard. I said to myself: let a sense of security and self-confidence. I don’t like what’s Dear Prayer Warriors, them have their piles of prayers. I will have my own ideas. I happening in my family. My mother looks down upon my Recently Hong Kong people talk much about the would believe in Jesus when the sun would rotate the other father. She thinks that he earns too little money and cannot “post-80s” generation. We have recently visited some way round. I earned a lot of money but only managed to lead us to reach her ideal standard of life. This attacks my “post-90” audience. They were not born after 1990. save little. I was often in anger. I was determined to find father greatly. He feels inferior and acts like a coward in front They are actually more than 90 years old. They are of other people. I really hope that my mother will respect and our loyal audience, praying warriors and supporters. faults and mistakes in the Bible so that my parents would no longer be ‘deceived’. But when I read the Bible, I was admire my father and stops despising him. I hope that they The youngest of them is Sister Zhang from touched by God’s words. I knew from the bottom of my heart will no longer loathe each other.” (Sister Cui) Guangdong, aged 93, suffering from cataracts. She that I was a sinner. I confessed sin in front of God and turned wrote us two letters with her shaking hands. She has to God.” (Brother Cai from Guangdong) been listening to Liangyou Radio for several decades. Utilitarianism and money-mindedness have distorted the Four years ago she moved to an old people’s home. respect and care that people should have for each other There she met Liangyou Radio again. In her letters she May Brother Cai’s testimony encourage Christian parents (even for close family members). Pray that the true light expressed her wish to make donation to us. She hoped to pray for the saving of their children in hope. Pray also of gospel will shine upon China to bring healing and that we would go to visit her when passing by. hope to the hurt souls. We visited Sister Zhang not for the sake of her for those countrymen who misunderstand or detest the donation. We were touched by her letters. When we Christian religion. May God soften their hearts and reached the old people’s home, we found her listening remove the obstacles that block them so that they will to Liangyou Radio. She listens to our programs every come to know the real God. day and often prays for program hosts. FEBC News Another audience, Sister Zhang from Zhejiang, aged The Second Season of “China Prayer Day” 94, has been listening to Liangyou Radio from the Academic Corruption 1 1980s. Her life is simple and austere. But she persists — Pray for the Voice of Friendship Seminary Date: April 13 (Tuesday) in making donation to us regularly. She regards it as Problems of academic fraud, plagiarism, and certificate Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm “family expenses”. At the introduction of Sister buying are found among teachers of higher education Zhang, we visited Sister Ge, aged 104. She is also a institutions, scientific researchers and officials in recent Venue: FEBC loyal audience. Though she has lost hearing ability, years. One of the reasons is that under the existing system, Sharing: Students of the Voice of Friendship Seminary she has pink cheeks and looks spirited. most of the scientific research units and universities are Worship: The Messengers of Life “The beauty of old men is the grey head.”(Proverbs owned and operated by the government and can hardly get 20:29) Health and long life are the blessings of God. away from the influence of officials who are in charge of their 2 Evening Course on China Ministry and Media Mission Let us learn from these sisters to hold to our faith and operation and fund. Moreover, the selection mechanisms of Course Outline: pray earnestly for China each day. technology awards have been criticized for long as frauds 1. Brief History and Prospect of Chinese Church Your Prayer Partner, are involved. The credibility of national technology awards is 2. Needs and Caring of Chinese Christians Jenny Yuen seriously damaged. (Summary Report) 3. 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