Published on May 16th, 2005
Some Christian youth in China attend a very unusual school. One thing that makes it so different is that the principal does not come to school very often. Another thing is that the students stay at the school for up to a year and rarely go outside. This school also has a prayer room where students sit or kneel to pray on mats on the floor.
The school is a secret training school for future evangelists and pastors. The students range in age from 16 to 20. They are required to complete the ninth grade before the school accepts them as students.
In China, Christian training is illegal for anyone under 18. Any Christian activity outside the “official church” is not approved by the authorities. The school is not part of the state-approved church.