Sunday, April 3, 2011

House church raided by police in China

Chinese authorities recently raided a home in Shaanxi Province where believers were gathered for Sunday worship, reported China Aid Association.

On March 13, a dozen Christians were attending a house-church service in the village of Ma'an when the local police chief and two other officers barged into the building. The officers confiscated Bibles and other Christian literature. They also took all of the believers into police custody. Ten of the Christians were released that same evening.

At last report, however, two believers—Weng and Zhang Yongkuan—remain detained.

Pray for the release of the two detained Christians. Pray that believers in the village will not lose heart but will trust the Lord in all things. Pray for wisdom for area church leaders in the midst of opposition. Pray that authorities in China will truly respect the religious freedom of all citizens.

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