Thursday, March 10, 2011

Christians persecuted in Henan and Jiangsu

Pray for house-church leaders and believers in China!
On March 1, agents from the Domestic Security Protection Squad (DSPS) of Xiayi County, Henan Province, came to a house church in Hanzhen Town and took away three Christians, two of whom were women, reported China Aid Association.

The agents seized copies of the Bible; more than 1,000 Yuan of cash; and copies of a book titled A Stormy Life by Zhang Mingxuan, president of the Chinese House Church Alliance.

After the DSPS agents conducted an interrogation that lasted over three hours, they released the three Christians and warned them not to associate with Pastor Zhang Mingxuan. The agents also accused them of believing in a cult.

On March 4, Public Security Bureau agents from Suqian, Jiangsu Province, went to Nanyang, Henan Province, and took Pastor Shi Enhao, vice-president of the Chinese House Church Alliance, back to Jiangsu for detention. The latest update is that he was released on March 6.

At this time of crises and unrest in China, we encourage churches and individual Christians worldwide to pray that Christ will bless His people and bring about peaceful change in China, making it a society of justice and love where people are full of knowledge of the Lord.

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