Taiwan News Online is reporting today that five American church workers have been detained.
Four Americans, including a married couple, were held after authorities broke up a Christian fellowship service on Monday in the city of Luoyang in Henan province, about 750 kilometers southwest of Beijing, the China Aid Association said.
What is interesting here is that there is NO REASON given for the authorities breaking up this Christian fellowship meeting. One could assume it is because they are followers of Christ.
Meanwhile, many of 43 Chinese Christians arrested in Hubei province earlier this month were tortured, the group said, citing those who had been released.
The torture included burning their arms with cigarettes and needle punctures to their wrists. One woman, Lian Tonggui, was striped naked and beaten until bloody with a specially designed sharp bamboo stick, it said
Again, what is the real reason for this torture? Doesn't this grieve your heart? I am constantly amazed at the hatred and evil of people who hate Christ. This is all the more reason we need to remember to pray for the persecutors as well as the victims. Please do that today.