Dear brothers and sisters:
Peace in the Lord! On this past Sunday, we held the forty-second outdoor worship service of this year. It was a sunny and cloudy day. As far as we know, including the sister taken to be detained at a hotel on Friday, at least fifteen believers were taken away from home or from locations near the platform. Some of them were released after they were taken away from the platform, and the rest were detained at Zhongguancun Street police station. All of them got released around 13:00pm on Sunday afternoon.
Sometimes God seems to hide his face from us; and we won’t be able to see clearly His work on things we prayed for. However, it does not mean that He stops working in this world. On the contrary, this period of time may be the time in which He is going to reveal His great deeds in history. His silence may broaden our vision for us to see His glory in a broader stage. May God open our eyes to see His work, and guard our faith, so that we will be faithful and be used by Him in His historical drama.
May peace and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the mercy and love of Father God, and the console and guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, be with each brother and sister of Shouwang Church and all the churches who remember Shouwang Church in prayers, from this time on and forevermore! Amen.
Beijing Shouwang Church