CCD Monthly                                                      July 2020


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As churches in different parts of China gradually reopen after months' closure, natural disasters dealt another blow. Floods in South China struck rural churches and believers, claiming lives and causing them to lose property and homes. A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shock three churches in Guizhou, of which one had to be closed for repair. We therefore urge you to pray that the floods would subside and the affected churches and Christians would be rescued and comforted.

You can also read trending news as well as features such as a reflection on Christians' responses to COVID-19 and a student's prayer prior to sitting the national college entrance exam. 

Three Churches in Guizhou Severely Struck during Earthquake

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck Hezhang County, Guizhou, severely damaging three local churches.

Keep Praying for Flood Situation in South China

According to online news reports, 38.73 million people have been affected. Christians should pray for the victims of the disaster.
In the News

Obeying “Social Distancing”, Shanghai Churches Reopen in Phases

Eleven churches in Shanghai reopened, including the famous Moore Memorial Church, as believers entered after making online and phone reservations.

129 Students Graduate from National Theological Seminary

The 2020 graduation ceremony of Jinling Union Theological Seminary was held in the college auditorium. 129 students graduated, including 106 undergraduates and 23 graduates.

Elderly Christians Protect Church Cross from Being Removed

Some elderly believers crowded at the crossing to their church in Huainan in China’s eastern Anhui Province, as local authorities were about to remove the cross from the top of their church.

Bible Commentaries Banned in Online Christian Bookstores

Carol Bookstore, a 12-year-old online Christian bookstore broke the news of Bible commentary books banned on its Taobao platform, where the store has more than 20 thousand followers over the past nine years.

Hubei Church Leaders Visit Soldiers Fighting Flooding

Last week Ezhou CC&TSPM of Hubei, China’s COVID-19 epicenter, visited soldiers fighting the flooding.

After Reopening, Four Churches Suspend Online Services to Encourage In-person Worship

Four churches in Foshan, China’s Guangdong Province began to cancel online services on Wednesday after reopening. 


Reflection on Chinese Christians’ Three Responses to COVID-19: Is the Pandemic a Punishment from God?

There have been some weird suggestions, such as healing through watching programs or neglecting the virus. There have been various responses to the outbreak by the Chinese Christian media. The responses can be categorized into three main types.

A Student's Thankful Prayer via Phone before Sitting Gaokao

A mother prayed with her son on the phone the day before the 2020 gaokao. She gently pressed the voice recording button on her phone, telling him that one day she would collect all the recordings of their prayers, organize them, and publish a book.

A Rural Cathedral in Transportation Hub of Hongtong County

A few days ago, when I passed through Guluo Village, Quting Town, Hongtong County, Shanxi Province, I saw a towering Gothic Catholic church on the south side of the road with unique characteristics. 

Are Packed Online Religious Services a Sign of Church Revival?

Is this really the case? If we examine it carefully, we’ll see that the hot trend on the Web may not indicate that the Church is experiencing revival but perhaps is declining.
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