|Officials harass Early Rain Covenant
Church for street evangelism on Oct.
20, 2018. (Photo: ChinaAid)
(Chengdu, Sichuan—Nov. 23, 2018) Despite ongoing attacks from authorities, members of Early Rain Covenant Church have continued to preach on the streets. On Nov. 14, 10 Christians were evangelizing in public when police took them away.
The detained were taken into custody as they handed out Christian fliers during a Bible study and were not released until the following day at 2:30 a.m. While at the police station, national security officers and personnel from the local religious department interrogated them.
Christians from the church awaited their release and prayed for them, saying, “May the Lord grant the church peace and stamina. May we preach the Word and God’s sovereignty in tough times and in and out of season.”
Early Rain Covenant Church also organized street evangelism teams on Oct. 20. During that time, officials also detained 20 Christians, who were later released.
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