Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday's Voice - China

House Church Raided by Police in China
(Source: ChinaAid Association)

Chinese authorities recently raided a home in Shaanxi Province where believers were gathered for Sunday worship. 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.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

I'm going to share this with my kids today. We've been talking about China and the lack of freedom that Christians have there. Thank you for these Wednesday's Voice posts!

Dakota said...

Hey, I just came across your blog by doing a bit of blog-surfing and I'm glad I did! I've added myself as your newest follower, and I hope you'll check out my Christian devotional site as well.

Have a blessed day!

In Christ,
Dakota - A Look at Life from a Deerstand

Deidra said...

There's so much about this life of faith that I take for granted...

Thanks for sharing this.

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