Three House Church Buildings in Zhejiang Facing Imminent Destruction by Government

China Aid Association
Three House Church Buildings in Zhejiang Facing Imminent
Destruction by Government
(Midland, Texas–July 14, 2007, 2007) CAA learned three well-known Prayer Mountain
church buildings in Yongjia county, Wenzhou city
of Zhejiang
province are facing imminent destruction by the local government.
According to reliable local church sources
in Wenzhou, the
three buildings built about 10 years ago in three different mountains were used
primarily as prayer mountain churches. Believers go up there everyday. And up
to 800 believers usually gather at every building once a month.

Sources told CAA that because there are
more house churches than the government sanctioned churches, the local
government has been determined to destroy these church buildings by accusing
the believers as “evil cult”. The government issued an ultimatum to destroy the
three church buildings by next week. Most of the local house church leaders
have been threatened not to resist the government destruction effort. Otherwise
they will be arrested.

From 1997 to 2003, the local government had
either destroyed with bombs or occupied 11 house church buildings at Yongjia County alone.

“To
destroy church buildings used for prayer is very deplorable,” said Rev. Bob Fu,”
we urge the Chinese central government to help stop this type of barbaric acts
by the local government.”

To address your concern,
Write and call the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC: Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
2300 Connecticut Ave NW,Washington DC 20008
Tel:(202) 328-2500 Fax: (202)
588-0032

Director of Religious
Affairs:(202) 328-2512



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