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Chinese pastor under criminal detention

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/13/18, 12:55 pm

Chinese authorities have officially charged the lead pastor of Early Rain Covenant Church and sent him to criminal detention following a crackdown on church members. Authorities arrested Pastor Wang Yi, his wife, Jiang Rong, and about 100 other church members during raids on their homes and church premises that began Sunday.

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Detained Chinese pastor writes of true freedom

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/12/18, 11:56 am

A letter from Wang Yi, pastor of the Chinese church that was the subject of a government crackdown Sunday, was released and translated Wednesday, explaining his faithful disobedience to the Communist regime and expressing hope for his jailers’ salvation. Wang’s letter included instructions for it to be published if he was detained for more than 48 hours.

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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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