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Early Rain remembers infamous “129” crackdown four years later

Photo: Elder Li Yingqiang’s family was summoned to the local police station during Early Rain’s online event (ChinaAid source)   (Sichuan province— December 13, 2022) December 9th was the fourth anniversary of Early Rain Covenant Church’s crackdown, also known as the “129” crackdown. The church held an online event called “Testimony conference on the 4th

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Christian stands trial today for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”

Photo: Long Kehai (left) at the trial for Chang Weiping (ChinaAid source)   (Gansu, China—November 16, 2022) Long Kehai, a Christian from Gansu Province, will be in court today for the crime of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” Lawyer Zhang Keke received the notice to appear in court on November 15. The letter requires lawyer

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Police take Dai Zhichao and other Christians to the police station

Photo: Police try to drag Christians visiting Dai Zhichao (Chengdu, Sichuan province – November 1, 2022) On the evening of October 29, Early Rain Covenant Church’s Shu Qiong, Xuan Bin, Liu Miao, and Xu Jiali went to visit preacher Dai Zhichao, who has been confined at home for the past month. Plain-clothes police officers stopped

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Elder Li harassed for leading “5 PM in China” prayer meeting

Elder Li Yingqiang of Early Rain (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Chengdu, China—October 24, 2022) On October 18, national security officers notified Elder Li Yingqiang of Early Rain Covenant Church that he is not allowed to organize nor attend the ”5 PM in China” prayer meeting. They also required Li to promise that he would not attend

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Early Rain Elder introduces Prayer initiative “5 PM in China”

(Chengdu, China—October 21, 2022) Last week, Elder Li Yingqiang, one of the leaders of the Early Rain Covenant Church, penned a letter to volunteers of the kingdom prayer meeting called “Pray at 5 PM for China.”     Li titled the letter “Participate in the Holy War in the Wilderness by Praying.” In this open letter,

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Dai Zhichao under house arrest during the 20th National Congress

Photo: COVID prevention staff came to Dai’s home to test him (ChinaAid source) (Chengdu, China—October 18, 2022) Due to the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, Early Rain Covenant Church’s preacher Dai Zhichao has been illegally confined at home for almost three weeks. On September 28, several people appeared near his home and

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