I had an impromptu conversation with a church leader who has traveled extensively in China. While in China he has trained leaders of an underground church of over 400,000 people. He told me that he is humbled at the opportunity to train these leaders and is very careful with everything he says fearing that he might say something that would go against the amazing things that God is doing.
But the most interesting thing he told me was this: “Dave, where ever I go in China and I see this rapid reproduction and amazing growth in the church I always ask them ‘what is the secret?…why is it happening here?’ And they always have the same response: ‘5 AM’.” I asked him, “5 AM? What does that mean?” He filled me in, “5 AM is the time that every believer gets up in the morning for prayer.”