In a few days, the Olympics will begin in China. And they will come after an intense season of persecution was perpetrated on Chinese Christians while the world looked the other way. The government there seemed to want to send a strong message to underground Christians not to mix it up with visiting Christians from the world community.

There have even been some Christian leaders who have minimized or denied the continuing persecution of the church in China. Christians like Anna would disagree. At the young age of 11, Anna has been persecuted for her faith. She has been run out of a Christian orphanage and refused admission to public school. She currently lives in hiding and attends an illegal underground Christian school.

Anna, like many persecuted Christians in China, remains strong in her faith. She recently told The Voice of the Martyrs “I think God must really love me. He has taken such good care of me.”

Now The Voice of the Martyrs is offering Olympic Prayer Bands for Christians in the USA and in China to wear during the 2008 Summer Olympics, to be held in Beijing. These prayer bands serve as a reminder to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters in China. Many Chinese Christians will be wearing a similar band and will be praying for you as well.

Go to their web-site for more information. Wear a prayer-bracelet during the whole season of the Olympics. Pray for the church in China.

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