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Update: Early Rain member charged with “assaulting a police officer”

The criminal detention notice for A Xin (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Chengdu, China—August 18, 2022) On the evening of August 15, Zhao Qing, a congregant of Early Rain Covenant Church, came to the police station and picked up the criminal detention notice for her husband, Xing Hongwei (pen name: A Xin). Authorities arrested Xing while raiding

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Authorities raid Early Rain Covenant Church gathering, one detained

Police raided Early Rain Covenant Church, resulting in one violent arrest (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Chengdu, Sichuan province—August 15, 2022) Early Rain Covenant Church disclosed that Chengdu authorities raided their in-person gathering yesterday. Police required congregants to register their ID numbers. Some members refused to register their IDs, resulting in one violent arrest.       


Police summon Early Rain minister due to COVID-19 prevention

Preacher Wu Wuqing (middle) protesting against abortion on the street (Photo: ChinaAid source)   (Chengdu, Sichuan province– August 4, 2022) On Tuesday morning, two police officers from Longquanyi District Damian Police Station summoned preacher Wu Wuqing from his home under the excuse that Mr. Wu did not do a COVID test. However, they didn’t provide Mrs. Xiong


Early Rain couple overcame harassment from authorities and got married

Early Rain couple Zhang Qiang and Xiao Yue finally married despite police harassment(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Chengdu, Sichuan province—May 27, 2022) Zhang Qiang and Xiao Yue, congregants of Early Rain Covenant Church, finally got married even after several sabotage attempts from local authorities.    The couple had to pick another venue for their wedding after Chengdu


Early Rain member constantly harassed—forcibly removed from home

Brother Jia Xuewei’s official notice(Photo: ChinaAid source   (Chengdu, Sichuan Province—January 27, 2022) On the afternoon of January 24, Brother Jia Xuewei of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu went to his apartment with his landlord, a female Christian of his church, to pick up his personal possessions. He hasn’t lived here for eight months.


Early Rain elder returned after detention; families surveilled during Christmas

An unidentified individual follows Chen Yan and her family(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Chengdu, Sichuan Province—December 30, 2021) Unidentified individuals followed Chen Yan and her family on Christmas. The family attends Early Rain Covenant Church, and other Early Rain families report similar cases. ChinaAid sources also confirmed that elder Li Yingqiang returned home after his arrest on


Families informed of loved ones official detention on Christmas

Elder Wu Jiannan (left) and Hao Ming (third from left) of Qingcaodi Church(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Deyang, Sichuan Province—December 29, 2021) On Christmas, Yang Yufeng, wife of former elder Hao Ming, received the official arrest notice issued by Deyang Municipal Bureau of Public Security Jingyang Police Station. The notice stated:   Jingyang Police Station arrested Hao


Landlord fined for housing Early Rain couple

Authorities fined the landlord of Shen Bing and Li Xiaofeng(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Dayi, Sichuan Province—December 14, 2021) On December 9, Jinyuan police fined the landlord housing Early Rain Covenant Church couple Shen Bing and Li Xiaofeng. Police cited Shen and Li’s involvement with Early Rain as the reason for the fine.   The notice also


Minister An Yankui denied visitors

(Taiyuan, Shanxi Province—December 1, 2021) Yesterday morning, Yao Congya, the wife of Zion Reformed Church minister An Yankui, went to Fenyang Public Security Bureau, requesting to visit her husband with his lawyer. Yao and Mr. An’s lawyer submitted the required documents, but their request was denied. According to Yao Congya, she saw police officer Deng


Elder and former deacon criminally detained in Deyang

Early Rain Qingcaodi Church’s former deacon Hao Ming(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Deyang, Sichuan Province— November 23, 2021) On November 19, officers of Denyang criminally detained Early Rain Qingcaodi Church’s Elder Wu Jiannan and former deacon, Hao Ming, under suspected “fraud” charges.   They were arrested two days prior with their wives and co-workers— Liu Wuyi, Liu


Elder and co-workers of Early Rain Qingcaodi Church arrested

Early Rain Qingcaodi Church’s Wi Jiannan, Hao Ming, and their co-workers(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Deyang, Sichuan Province—November 18, 2021) Yesterday, Christians from Early Rain Qingcaodi Church were arrested by Deyang police on baseless “fraud” charges. Police arrested Elder Wu Jiannan and his wife; co-workers Liu Wuyi, Liu Yongbo, and Lan Enguang; and retired pastor Hao Mingchang


Early Rain believers share gospel with intruding national security officers

Li Xiaofeng proclaimed the gospel to national security officers (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Chengdu, Sichuan Province—November 8, 2021) Deacon Xu Jiale and his wife Qin Ningping of Early Rain Covenant Church started to share the gospel with the national security officers of Chengdu Qingyang District who stay at their home. Police have continued face-to-face surveillance since

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