“We are facing a major lockdown right now. Please pray for us,” came the message from Christian believers in Beijing yesterday.
Our friends in Beijing also sent photos of the streets of Beijing.
Following on the heels of the massive incarceration-like lockdowns in Shanghai, Beijing has now decided to do the same. While the rest of the world is opening up and learning to live with the Covid-19 virus that originated in China, the Communist Party is taking the opportunity to clamp down even more.
The situation is virtually unbearable for so many residents. The citizens of China have been abiding by every law, conforming to a sea of endless changes, and yet it seems that the onslaught of new restrictions will never come to an end.
Christians in Shanghai have been in lockdown for more than a month and BTJ families are finding it hard to feed their families. One pastor, who is a partner with BTJ, has reported large numbers of people who do not have enough food and cannot leave their homes to obtain more.
China needs your prayers now more than ever before, as Beijing believers go into this new lockdown.