On the morning of Saturday, September 1, 2018, one of China's leading house churches, Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, posted a joint statement on Facebook declaring its stance on the new religious regulations. So far, the document has been signed by 116 church leaders across the country and the call for signatures remains open.
When I teach I bring another disciple with me; that way he can pray for me and we two together help a new believer grow. This helps us to be humbler, because we know we are not glorified by success or ashamed by failure; there is always one other who is watching over us.
I was encouraged and challenged by the lack of anxiety displayed by most believers. While I internally panicked for my friends, they calmly carried on with their work. “We just keep following this path, because God is doing something.”