I have really found myself burdened for the Chinese people lately. With the Olympics getting ready to start, you can’t turn on the TV without seeing some kind of show about China and her people. I know that the Olympics bring a rare opportunity for that country to be open to the Gospel like perhaps no other time for the very simply reason that so many Believers, like Joe Smith who is a part of the Olympic team, have actually been invited into the Country by the Chinese officials. It’s as if the great spiritual wall of China is beginning to form some pretty big cracks. So I ask you to join me in praying that the wall will be completely torn down.
What I see as a pretty amazing opportunity is the news that President Bush will be attending a Chinese church while attending the Olympics. I can’t imagine a better way to spotlight the necessity of human and religious rights for the Chinese people than for the American president to actually attend one of their services.
According to a report on Breitbart.com citing of the President’s top aides, George W. Bush plans to attend church while in China for the opening of the Olympic Games next month, and will speak about freedom of religion. “When he goes to church on Sunday (August 10) he will make a statement afterwards in which he discusses his view on religious freedom in China,” said national security council director of Asian Affairs Dennis Wilder. “You can deliver the message of freedom without politicizing the events of the game,” Wilder said. “The president will have diplomatic meetings with the Chinese leadership that are separate from the games. And in those meetings with the Chinese leaders he will of course bring up these issues.”
Please join me in praying for the President as he carries out these meetings. Also pray for the opening up of China for the Gospel to spread across that Country and for revival to break out among a people who are blinded to the Truth that salvation comes through no other means than the atoning work of Christ on the cross.