Pilgrim’s Progress: Comfort and the next generation

Students that Pastor Pan references in his most recent update
(Photo: Pastor Pan)

(Jeju Island, South
Korea—April 5, 2022) ChinaAid received another update from Pastor Pan and the
Mayflower Church. The sixty congregants recently endured a round of COVID-19
infections, and they have spent their time studying Christian history in China.

Click here to view previous updates. ChinaAid encourages readers to reach out to the exiled Christians at [email protected]


Pastor Pan wrote
the following:



Many Christians of our church took the
“History of Christianity in China” course from True Word Training Center over the
past two weeks. We saw God’s amazing protection and grace over Chinese


We were most moved by God’s grace for Rev.
Dr. Charles Chao’s family. In 1950, his family left China and went to Japan.
Then they came to Westminster Theological Seminary in the U.S. He translated
almost 100 Christian books and became the pastor of a Chinese congregation. His
son, Rev. Dr. Jonathan Chao, went back to China to train pastors, and co-authored
the book “Statements of Faith of Chinese House Churches”. They are all God’s
valuable instruments for special purposes. They are enormous blessings for
Chinese churches.


We left China as the Chinese Communist
Party intensified their persecution of Chinese churches. We have more than
thirty children with us. Some of them have received ten years’ worth of Christian


We pray: God, please raise up servants among these children, just
like you raised up Rev. Dr. Charles Chao and Rev. Dr. Jonathan Chao. Amen! 



Many members of our church were infected
with COVID-19 in the past three days. Nobody was infected one month ago, but we
were not able to escape it this time. Fortunately, those who have had it before
will not get it again.


We are not scared. We love each other
and help each other. We recovered quickly.


Thank you, God. We live in a free
country now. We have access to authentic information and a reliable medical


But our family and friends in China are
exposed to fake propaganda and brutal control. They are full of fear. We have
the responsibility to tell them the truth.


So, we told our family and friends in
China: “Fear not! Look, God has mercy on us. Things are getting better!”


“…who comforts us in all our
troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we
ourselves receive from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:4 NIV)



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