(Hengyang, Hunan Province—May 27, 2021) On May 20, Hengyang police officers administratively detained Christian and gospel warrior Chen Wensheng for 15 days again for spreading the gospel on the street. Officers also seized another eight Christians for the same offense.
Before believing in Jesus Christ, Christian Chen, a former drug addict [now actively involved in Hengyang Xiaoqun Church] abused illegal substances For more than 10 years. “The gospel helped free me from drugs,” he said.
CCP police officers quickly seized Christian Chen and his mother for their offense and transported them to their local station. Authorities released his mother the same day but detained Christian Chen for 15 days.
Regarding his May 20 detention, Christian, Gospel Warrior Chen posted the following on his WeChat Moments:
- Thank you, God, for Your grace!”
As Christian Chen zealously shares the gospel, he often holds crosses with slogans with sayings like:
- Glorious Savior, and
- Repent, Believe, Saved
At times, Christian Chen shares the gospel on the streets alone. Sometimes, other Christians join him in sharing the message of the cross. Other times, his mother accompanies him when he shares the “good news.” As a result, local police have transported him and those who may be with him to their station many times.
Each time, police officers arrest Christian Chen, he smiles and tells them, “ Jesus loves you. God bless you. I’ll go with you.” When released, he thanks the police officers and blesses them.
Police officers repeatedly warn and threaten Christian Chen:
“Stop sharing the gospel on the street.”If you don’t quit…—we will arrest you again.
Christian Chen does not plan to quit…. If the time comes that CCP authorities sentence him to serve time in prison, he said that he has made up his mind that whether “free,” in jail, or in prison—he will share the gospel.