Sending mission funds into closed nations is growing more and more difficult. Only ten years ago, it was no problem to withdraw $100,000 USD from a bank account in Asia, put it into a suitcase, and smuggle it across the border to missionaries in China, but those days are long gone.
Now, the smuggling operations are a lot more complicated.
Oddly enough, it is not the banks in closed countries that has caused the problem. Instead, it is the American banking system that has caused the biggest problems for missionaries. American banks, starting with President Barrack Obama, unleashed massive banking regulations in the name of “anti-terrorism.” Instead of catching terrorists, it did more to stop the Gospel from going into closed countries.
Today, financially supporting mission activities in China is a lot more complicated than it has ever been in the history of Christianity and prayers are needed!
This week, BTJ is sending money into China to support a Christian health clinic, elementary school, and missionary training program. Getting funding to our partners during a pandemic is not easy, so we need lots of prayers.
God continues to provide a way, even when there is no way, but we need the continual prayers of our partners.
Thank you for your prayers.