Hunan police arrest street preacher Chen Wensheng again—and again and again
West Lake Mountain Resort where police have forcibly quarantined Chen Wensheng.
(Photo: ChinaAid resource)
(Hengyang, Hunan—June 28, 2021) On June 19, Hengyang Community, United Front Work Department, State Security Department, and Municipal Bureau of Public Security authorities teamed with Ninghai police officers to jointly arrest Chen Wensheng and Brother Shao for preaching the gospel in Zhejiang Province. That night, after officials transported the two Christians back to Hengyang City, Hunan police then transferred them to West Lake Mount Resort. There, State security officers will “watch” Brother Chen and Brother Shao while they are quarantined for 14 days.
Brother Chen, passionate about sharing the gospel, said, “Several Christian sisters had been suggesting that I should rest. Now, I can rest and pray for 14 days.” [When CCP authorities hold a detainee in isolation at a hotel or “resort,” however, the stay may include persecution.]
CCP authorities have repeatedly threatened Brother Chen’s wife, as well as their son and daughter-in-law while he and Brother Shao publicly preached the gospel. State officials threatened to depose his daughter-in-law, a teacher, unless she stops Brother Chen from publicly preaching the gospel. Hengyang Municipal Community, United Front Work Department, State Security Department and Public Security Bureau officials have also traveled to Wenzhou, searching for Brother Chen.
Brother Cai prayed for Chen Wensheng and laid hands on him (Photo: WeChat)
Despite persecutions and threats to them and family members, Brother Chen and Brother Shao still proclaim the gospel on the street. In turn, some who have heard the gospel responded to God’s calling. As they have preached and traveled throughout China, Brother Chen and Brother Shao visited Brother Cai, a 91-year-old Christian.
In the past, during the Cultural Revolution, CCP authorities jailed Brother Cai because of his faith [the gospel]. He, like Brother Chen, continued to preach the gospel even when jailed. In prison, because of the presence of Jesus in Brother Cai’s life, when he preached, some prison officers and imprisoned friends believed in Jesus and became Christians.
When Brother Chen and Brother Shao visited him, Brother Cai laid hands on Brother Chen and prayed for him. “I hope I unite with Christ and conquer the world through this brother’s laying his hands on and praying for me,” Brother Chen said.
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