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Jonathan, Samuel, Joyce, and Dorcas of the Mayflower Church

Exiled church supported by Texas Churches

Photo: Jonathan, Samuel, Joyce, and Dorcas of the Mayflower Church. (Freedom Seekers International) (ChinaAid—March 3, 2023) More than 60 members of the exiled Mayflower Church received tremendous support from churches in Texas. The members of the Christian house church from Shenzhen have been adopted by the East Texas churches, but 10 more families still need

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Christians attacked with stones during baptism

(Shenzhen, China—September 21, 2022) During China’s mid-autumn festival, members of Shenzhen Trinity Harvest Gospel Church were attacked as they baptized believers. Passing bystanders threw stones, scolded, and threatened church members on the beach. Wu Lixin and Pastor Mao Zhibin baptized four Christians despite persecution.   Shenzhen Trinity Harvest Gospel Church originally planned to hold the baptism


Americans visit Mayflower Church to prevent potential kidnapping

Deana Brown of FSI with members of the Mayflower Church (Photo: Deana Brown) (ChinaAid—August 11, 2022) In the last several months, options dwindled for the Mayflower Church and Pastor Yonggang. The South Korean government refused to grant them asylum due to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) influence. Church members sought resettlement options, and American partners visited


Pilgrim’s Progress: Work with value and dignity

Chen Jingjing at her new job (Photo: Chen Jingjing) Work with value and dignity         “Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all


Pilgrim’s Progress: Where my church is, my home is

Sister Chen Xiurong and her family (Photo: Chen Xiurong)  Where my church is, my home is   Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God


Pilgrim’s Progress: Embracing my sick son

Elder Wensheng Wen with his sick son (Photo: Elder Wensheng Wen) Embracing my sick son   “For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.” (Psalm 27:5 ESV)          Yesterday my son


Pilgrim’s Progress: Motherly Reflections

Mayflower members receive donations from local churches during Christmas (Photo: Xiurong Chen) (Jeju Island, South Korea—May 2, 2022) Many of the men of the Mayflower Church have updated ChinaAid on the struggles of adapting to life outside of China. Recently, however, several women sent updates regarding their journey in a foreign country. The first update


Pilgrim’s Progress: My two years of exile

Mayflower family studies the Bible (Photo: Sheng Ti He) (Jeju Island, South Korea—April 26, 2022) The 60 Christians of the Shenzhen Holy Reformed, also known as the Mayflower Church, continue to wait for updates regarding their legal status in Jeju. Until then, they regularly send updates to ChinaAid, recounting stories of their transition to South


Pilgrim’s Progress: The Wilderness Life of Exiles

Mayflower members tending to the flooded room (Photo: Elder Wenshen Wen) The Wilderness Life of Exiles   Due to the rain last night, the place we use for Sunday Worship and as a classroom was flooded with water.    When our members found out about it, they came down quickly. Some took brooms, some mops,


Pilgrim’s Progress: Urged by the Holy Spirit to leave China

Jeju members waiting inside an airport (Photo: Pastor Pan) Urged by the Holy Spirit to leave China           “And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough that they had brought out of Egypt. For it was not leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared any provisions

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Pilgrim’s Progress: “Waiting for God’s action”

This land was given to the Mayflower Church for them to cultivate(Photo: Elder Wenshen Wen) (Jeju Island, South Korea—April 14, 2022) Sixty members of Shenzhen Holy Reformed Church, also known as the Mayflower Church, wait for responses from the South Korean government. Elder Wenshen Wen reflected on this period of waiting in a written update

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