Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. (James 1:2-3 ESV)


Xiao Wang grew up in the village where her father is the Ahong (Imam). God orchestrated the circumstances of her life to prepare her heart so that when she heard the gospel she readily accepted it. She became a Christian in the city away from her family but as soon as they heard the news they called her home. Her Bible was confiscated and she had to stay at home under the supervision of her family for six months. After that her family let her go, saying that they did not mind her being a Christian. However, the other villagers disapproved of her release and kidnapped her. She was forced to attend Islamic classes at the Mosque and made to veil, but after four months she escaped to the city again. The Hui network, which operated even in the city, found her and kidnapped her again. This time they took her out of the province and made her get a job. God is faithful and has now given her a ministry right where she is.

In the 1920’s there was a group of twenty Hui believers who met secretly on Sunday to read from a large Arabic Bible. They did not make themselves know to the American and Chinese missionaries who carried out open-air evangelism in the Muslim quarter of the city. It was several years after the American worker left the city that he heard about this group when their leader came forward for baptism in another province. Their may be many “hidden” Hui believers who fear taking a public stand for their faith because of the inevitable persecution they will experience from their community.


  • Ask God to pour out His Holy Spirit on all Hui believers giving them the boldness to testify about Jesus despite persecution.

  • Ask God to commune with all “hidden” Hui believers in isolation giving them the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that they may better know Him.


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