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China continues persecuting church members

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/11/18, 10:47 am

Chinese offcials on Tuesday continued to crack down on members of the Early Rain Covenant Church after a Sunday night raid. Authorities on Tuesday arrested Li Yingqiang, a church elder who went into hiding when the raid first began, and several other church leaders. Hours before his arrest, Li sent a letter to the church, saying, “May you welcome, filled with hope, the even heavier cross and more difficult lives that lie ahead of you.”

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Chinese churchgoers arrested, forbidden to meet

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/10/18, 11:35 am

Chinese authorities arrested more than 100 members of China’s Early Rain Covenant Church, including the lead pastor, in a widespread raid Sunday evening. Early Rain is one of the best-known unregistered, Christian house churches in China. ChinaAid said the crackdown began at 6 p.m. on Sunday as authorities showed up at members’ homes and at the seminary in Chengdu in the southwest Sichuan province. Officials arrested Pastor Wang Yi and his wife, Jiang Rong.

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Chinese police raid prominent house church

China | Officials have taken into custody more than 100 members and leaders of Early Rain Covenant Church in a crackdown that began Sunday night
by June Cheng
Posted 12/10/18, 10:30 am

On Sunday evening, Chinese officials launched a crackdown on Chengdu’s Early Rain Covenant Church and its outspoken pastor, Wang Yi. Since then, police have broken down doors, swarmed apartment complexes, and ransacked homes to detain more than 100 leaders and members of the well-known house church, including Wang and all but one of the church’s elders.

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