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GUIZHOU PROVINCE

CHALLENGES FOR PRAYER

1 Praise God for amazing growth of the Church in some areas

2 The challenge of the unreached is great

a) The more heavily populated southeast of Guizhou has possibly only 1,000 believers in registered churches

b) The 20 Miao peoples — two are Christian, two have a significant minority of believers, six have a handful of believers, but 10 have none at all

c) There are 39 peoples indigenous to Guizhou with no witness whatsoever,

HAINAN PROVINCE

CHALLENGES FOR PRAYER

1 Hainan had an economic boom in the 1980s which led to spectacular growth as a Special Economic Zone and huge corruption, followed by an equally spectacular bust

2 The Li are the largest indigenous people

3 The Utsat are China’s only Malay people

HEBEI PROVINCE

CHALLENGES FOR PRAYER

1 Hebei is one of the most rigidly policed provinces and Christians have suffered much over the past two decades

2 Hebei is the heart of Catholicism in China with a large proportion of Catholics

HENAN PROVINCE

1 Mao’s disastrous policies caused over 8 million

HENAN PROVINCE

PROVINCES OF CHINA

2 Outreach from Henan churches has been one of the great stories of the expansion of Christianity

a) Multiplication of extremes and deviant sects because of lack of teaching or due to leadership disputes

b) Increased denominationalism

c) Increased persecution since 1999 with many arrests, punitive fines and destruction of some church buildings

HEILONGJIANG PROVINCE

CHALLENGES FOR PRAYER

1 Rapid church growth has occurred in both TSPM and especially in house churches

2 Most of the small indigenous Mongolian and Altaic peoples are shamanistic

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Geography - Guizhou Province

Area 174,000 sq.km. Mountainous; southern inland province.

Population 37,000,000; 212 people/sq.km.

Capital Guiyang 2,230,000.

Peoples - Guizhou Province

Han Chinese 67.4%.

Ethnic minorities 32.6%.

Hui 0.4%.

Hmong-Mien 18.5%.

Tai 11%.

Sino-Tibetan 2.7%.

Religion - Guizhou Province

Buddhism mixed with polytheism and animism is strong among ethnic minorities.

Geography - Hainan Province

Area 34,300 sq.km. A tropical island facing Vietnam.

Population 7,594,000; 221 people/sq.km.

Capital Haikou 700,000.

Peoples - Hainan Province

Han Chinese 75.7%.

Tai 24%. Li(5) 1.18m;

Other 0.3%.

Religion - Hainan Province

Mixture of polytheism, Buddhism and Daoism among indigenous peoples.

Geography - Hebei Province

Area 202,700 sq.km. North China and almost surrounding Beijing.

Population 67,415,000; 333 people/sq.km.

Capital Shijiazhuang 1.88m.

Peoples - Hebei Province

Han Chinese 98.6%, speaking Putonghua.

Hui 1.4%.

Religion - Hebei Province

Secularism and traditional Chinese religions. Muslim 1.4%. Christian 4.0%: all Catholics 2.3%, house churches 1.2%, TSPM 0.5%.

Geography - Henan Province

Area 167,000 sq.km. North central China on the fickle Yellow River, prone to flooding and course changes with frequent loss of life.

Population 95,400,000; 571 people/sq.km.

Capital Zhengzhou 2.28m.

Peoples - Henan Province

Han Chinese 99% speaking Putonghua.

Hui 1.0%.

Religion - Henan Province

Muslim 1%. Christian 10.4%: House churches 5.2%, TSPM 2.1%, marginal groups 2%, all Catholics 1.1%.

Geography - Heilongjiang Province

Area 463,600 sq.km. China’s most northerly province, bordering on Siberia.

Population 38,805,000; 84 people/sq.km.

Capital Harbin 5.48m.

Peoples - Heilongjiang Province

Han Chinese 96.4%.

Manchu 2.8%.

Hui 0.4%.

Mongolian 0.4%.

Turkic-Altaic 0.02%.

Other 0.02%.

Religion - Heilongjiang Province

Shamanism and Buddhism are prevalent among the indigenous peoples. Muslim 0.4%. Christian 5.3%: House churches 3.1%, TSPM 1.6%, all Catholics 0.6%.

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