(ANHUI – Nov. 13, 2010) At 7:00 a.m. on November 12, 2010, Bozhou Municipal Public Security Bureau in Anhui and Bozhou Bureau of Religion raided a house church on Qingming Street.
More than 10 believers were taken away by the officials; five of them were detained and were not released until that afternoon. Without going through any paperwork, the government officials confiscated items belonging to the church.
In this process of persecution and growth, the Chinese church is encouraged to play well the role of Samaritans, abandon excuses of cowardice and their fears, and bravely face dark and violent forces of the government by adhering to the principles of Christian ethics and morality. They should unite and help each other, and firmly refuse to make compromises so they may be greater light and salt.
ChinaAid expresses deep regret and puzzlement at the ultra-leftist policies that the Chinese government and its local government have been pursuing recently. ChinaAid firmly believes the church will grow increasingly mature in this storm of persecution which will eventually affect the entire cultural and social fabric of China and glorify the name of Jesus Christ.
House Church in Bozhou, Anhui Raided, Members Detained