By Open Doors 15 September 2022 1 MIN

China | Death Toll Rises After Deadly Earthquake

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolted a mountainous and steep-sloped area of China last week. Over 80 people have lost their lives, with many still missing and hundreds more injured. Over 1,300 houses and other buildings have been damaged.

Our local partners are reaching out to contacts in the area. They have shared that despite the house churches’ desire to help victims, it is currently challenging for them to respond due to the risks associated with their unregistered status. Our partners have passed along these prayer points:

Pray For China:

  • Pray for the local government to have the wisdom to make right decisions, and for the search and rescue operation to be smooth and effective. Pray that the rescue operation remains their top priority.
  • According to the state weather forecast, there might be widespread rainfall and thunderstorm in the coming days. Please pray that this will not increase the difficulty to the rescue operation.
  • Pray for the bereaved families who lost loved ones because of this disaster. Pray for comfort, peace, and provision during this difficult time. Pray also for healing for those who are injured as well as provision for them and those who were evacuated.
  • Pray that believers and churches in China will continue to serve as salt and light especially during this time.

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