Elder Li Yingqiang of ERCC appeals for 5 pm prayer “gathering” for seized Guiyang Renai Reformed Church members

One of numerous CCP officials’ raids on Guiyang Renai Reformed Church (May 12th, 2019).
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(Guiyang, Guizhou Province—March 18, 2021) On March 18, Elder Li Yingqiang of Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) made an appeal for joint prayers at 5 pm (China time) of free and detained Christians for four seized Guiyang Renai Reformed Church members, Elder Zhang Chunlei, Brother Chen Jianguo, Sister Li Jinzhi, and Sister Li Lin.
Elder Li Yingqiang wrote:

At 5:00 p.m. today, I joined Pastor Huang Xiaoning from Guangzhou Bible Reformed Church to pray for Elder Zhang Chunlei, Brother Chen Jianguo, Sister Li Jinzhi, and Sister Li Lin from Guiyang Renai Reformed Church. They lost their freedom on Tuesday, more than 48 hours ago. We do not yet know in what name [charges], nor for how long these Brothers and Sisters will face the [Chinese Communist Party’s] bondage.

Recently, I agreed with Elder Chunlei, Pastor Xiaoning, and several other pastors as well as other believers in Christ that if any of us ever lost our freedom, we would find a way to pray with those outside our prisons at 5:00 pm. Then, Brothers and Sisters still free can have a “rain or shine” prayer meeting with those of us in bondage at that time.


 When we pray, we come to the heavenly Jerusalem—before the Father’s throne of grace.


 Who can stop our heavenly meeting [gathering in spirit]?


 May Brothers and Sisters remember this time, 5:00 pm in China, the time we remember the members of the body in bondage—the time we come together to pray.


 May the Lord hear our cries, and may He keep our beloved Brothers and Sisters, so that they may have peace and joy in their trials.


Pray that the Lord would watch over Guiyang Renai Reformed Church and revitalize the gospel in Guizhou through the church’s testimony.

~ Brother Li Yingqiang

For where two or three 
are gathered together in My name, 
I am there in the midst of them.
                                                                                            ~  Matthew 18:20 (NKJV)
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