Praise and Prayer

Praise: In China, where Sunday school and Christian youth work are still technically illegal because of Communist Party regulations, some churches hold children's training classes anyway, without calling them "Sunday schools." But in parts of the country, poverty-stricken parents have little interest in their children's education or spiritual welfare. However, in the far northeast province of Heilongjiang, a Mrs. Zhao reported that "The majority of children aged between four and six or seven do not attend kindergarten (because of poverty and lack of parental concern), so I have decided to set one up myself to spread the gospel to all the kids of four to seven years of age in the village and lead these young lives to salvation through Christ."