It is our goal, our mission this year to not only help those already in Christ in China, but to help them spread the gospel to those who are not. Deep in the countryside just after sunset, ABC News found a 110-year-old Catholic church revered by residents. Now, it is a ghostly ruin.
Many villagers were afraid to talk about it, but a man who identified himself as a lay minister said the police came suddenly in 1995, arrested the bishop and told the villagers to leave the church. Then, they closed down the church for good.
Now, like many Christians in China, they hold Mass in the middle of the night, changing locations to avoid police raids.
Tens of millions of Chinese are braving the same risk, just to practice their faith.
ABC News' Jim Sciutto originally reported this story for "World News Tonight."