CV China has been significantly impacted by the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with team members working from home now for several weeks. However, this has not slowed them down!!
Immediately following the outbreak, the team adjusted their WeChat posting strategy to include content that is encouraging and comforting, and meets the needs of their followers; a new strategy proving to be very effective. Over the past four weeks CV China’s WeChat videos have been played more than 90,000 times, and shared around 10,000 times, increasing the share-rate from six per cent to 11 per cent.
The team has also been working closely with a Christian charity organisation distributing medical protection supplies into Wuhan and other virus-affected areas. CV China assists the charity by organising volunteers and editing promotional videos.
COVID-19 is devastating for China (and the rest of the world) and our team has observed a notable increase in people reaching out for prayer and seeking a relationship with Jesus. Even though church services have been cancelled in China, many churches are using online platforms to hold Sunday services, prayer meetings and bible studies. The number of participants worshiping online is higher than it’s ever been! God is opening doors for Chinese churches to be more accessible, inclusive and flexible during these challenging times.
We pray that God will bring healing to China and the rest of the world, protect our CV team members, and stop the spread of the virus. We also pray that more people come to know Jesus during this difficult time.