God can use anything for His glory … even the coronavirus. This was the message that one Wuhan pastor wrote in a letter published by ChinaSource:
“The situation is so critical, yet [we are] trusting in the Lord’s promises, that his thoughts toward us are of peace and not evil. … Therefore, Christians are not only to suffer with the people of this city, but we have the responsibility to pray for those in this city who are fearful, and to bring to them the peace of Christ.”
This pastor is not alone. Since the coronavirus outbreak originated in Wuhan, many pastors have been using the opportunity to share the Gospel with their neighbors.
Christians are out on the streets, passing out protective face masks and telling people it is because they love Jesus. People are boldly broadcasting sermons in Wuhan from loudspeakers! And remember — this is in a Communist, atheist country where very recently authorities destroyed 7,000 crosses, burned Bibles, and arrested Christians!
There is a tremendous opportunity here for the church to help save lives — and souls — in China. We would be neglectful if we let it pass us by.
World Help is partnering with local Chinese pastors distributing emergency relief in the provinces surrounding Wuhan … but they need YOUR help.
Your $20 gift today will provide a week’s worth of food and a protective face mask to one person in Chinese cities at high risk for coronavirus.
Food and masks are the greatest needs right now, our partners on the ground tell us. Stores are sold out of the essentials or demand has driven up the cost beyond what most families can afford.
So, your gift will literally help save someone’s life. But it will also do so much more than that. You will be an incredible example of Christ’s love to someone who is scared. You will open the door for the Chinese pastor who delivers the aid you provide to share the Gospel. And you could even help spark a revival in the spiritually dark nation of China.
Please continue to pray for China as the coronavirus outbreak claims more lives every day. And please give what you can to help protect Chinese families and give them the hope of Jesus.