CHINA: Wife’s plea for gravely ill jailed pastor

A pastor in China is paying a high price for following Christ – not only is he in jail for his faith and separated from his family but he is now seriously ill. While serving as co-pastor of a large unregistered church in Guiyang, Yang Hua was detained in December 2015 and charged with divulging…

CHINA: A Poem Penned in Prison by our sister in Christ

Poem by Zhang Xiuhong  This year I didn’t hear the sweet voice of my baby, I didn’t embrace the wanderer come back from afar, I didn’t see my loved one’s thin and weak figure, I didn’t have heart-to-heart talks with my sister, I didn’t taste the delicious food prepared by my mother-in-law, I didn’t bask…

Crackdown on unregistered churches

Chinese officials continue to clamp down hard on unregistered (‘illegal’) churches across their nation. Our partner China Aid reports that ‘dozens’ of Christians were detained or arrested across remote, northwestern Xinjiang province at the end of 2016, for holding church gatherings. Meanwhile, in coastal Zhejiang province, Pastor Zhang Chongzhu has been stripped of his licence…

China’s house churches need your prayers as crackdown continues

Our Chinese family needs your prayers as officials continue to clamp down hard on house churches across their nation. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in China, amid a fresh wave of persecution which appears now to have spread to the north-west. Our partner China Aid reports that ‘dozens’ of Christians have been detained…

PRISONER UPDATES

Our partner Bob Fu of China Aid was able to highlight the case of Pastor Zhang Shaojie at a special meeting at the White House last month. Zhang has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in China simply because of his Christian activities as a pastor. Click here to read the latest on Pastor…

CHINA: Our Chinese brother Zhang Kai needs urgent prayer!

Please pray for Christian lawyer Zhang Kai: security officials are close to his house in China and seem determined to put him back behind bars. Zhang was only released from prison in March: he was held for eight months for representing Zhejiang churches whose crosses had been removed. Last month, he gave a televised interview…

Chinese pastor writes letter to his wife from prison

Chinese house church pastor Yang Hua recently wrote to his wife from prison, sharing good news of answered prayer, and reminding her of the eternal promises of God. To my dear wife I’m well! It must be the result of everyone’s prayers that my lower back pain is no longer an issue. I sleep soundly at night. The Book…

China: Family pressured to hire local lawyers

In an alleged attempt to prevent international reporting on the case of an incarcerated Christian family, government officials in China’s coastal Zhejiang province recently pressured their relatives to only hire local lawyers. On the night of April 25, uniformed and plainclothes police officers broke into the home of Wen Xiaowu, a church pastor who provided…

MEET ZHANG KAI – A COURAGEOUS CHRISTIAN LAWYER

In August 2015 Chinese Christian lawyer Zhang Kai was imprisoned by the Chinese Government and is continuing to suffer in one of China’s ‘black jails’ – prisons in undisclosed locations. Zhang Kai’s ‘crime’ was trying to defend Chinese churches in the courts against the continuing campaign to demolish their buildings and tear down their crosses….