China Aid Association
Photo: Pastor Zhang “Bike” Mingxuan
August 26, 2008
CAA in sponsorship with Voice of the Martyrs has recently launched a campaign to free the House Church Alliance President Pastor Zhang “Bike” Mingxuan.
On August 6, just two days before the Olympics began, Pastor Zhang “Bike” Mingxuan was arrested, along with his wife and a coworker. The three are being held in an undisclosed location and correspondance has been negated by the Chinese Government.
Pastor Bike, as he is affectionately known, is considered to be one of the most outspoken evangelists in China. He is a bold believer willing to cross borders, hand out Christian literature and Bibles, share Christ with those under age 18 and lead thousands to Christ. All these actions are considered “illegal,” in communist China. Earlier this year, Pastor Bike pleaded with VOM staff and China Aid Association to create the China Prayer Bands so that Christians in the free world could know more about persecution of Christians in China.
“Pastor Bike is willing to do everything that the state church won’t do,” says Tom White, executive director of The Voice of the Martyrs. “The love of Christ is evident in his outreach and his passion for souls. He stands for everything we believe in and has been mercilessly persecuted by the Chinese government.”
“The Chinese Government has continued to step over the bounds of rule of law by not allowing true religious freedom to take place in China,” stated CAA President Bob Fu. “The Chinese Government’s illegal arrest and detainment of a man as selfless and patriotic as Pastor Zhang Mingxuan may have negated any positive strides China had shown to the World during the Olympic Games.”
A website, www.freepastorbike.com, has been created in a joint venture between CAA and VOM and will give those concerned the chance to sign a petition urging the Chinese Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, to release the 3 Christians immediately. For all who care about the Pastor Bike and the future of the Chinese House Church, we urge you to join this petition and help free pastor Bike.
Issued by CAA, August 26, 2008
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