Today I have two prayer requests for China that I want to share with you. These are in this weeks VOM Prayer alert which you can sign up for at www.persecution.com .
Handicapped Pastor Sentenced to Two Years in Prison - China Aid Association CAA learned October 9 that Pastor Wang Zaiqing, a prominent Chinese house-church leader in Anhui Province was sentenced to two years in prison on the charge of "illegal business practices," fined 100,000 Yuan ($12,500.00 US), and had all the books and printing funds taken from his home. Pastor Wang was crippled at the age of 5 years. He became a Christian in 1993, and later became a very well-known house church planter and preacher in several provinces around Anhui Province. Pray Pastor Wang will find comfort and strength, knowing the One who will never forsake him. Hebrews 4:14-16
Prosecution of Six Christian Leaders Postponed - China Aid Association
The trial of six Christian leaders arrested in July in connection with the demolition of a church under construction, has been postponed due to lack of evidence. The local prosecutor in Hangzhou city decided not to prosecute the church leaders at this time. At the time of the event, the church leaders implored the military police to postpone entering the construction site, and at the same time urged the Christians to leave quickly. A potential large-scale clash was actually avoided on the spot. The local people's prosecutor might find the charge of "incitement to resist law-enforcement" is not tenable. The case was returned to the local PSB to gather more evidence. According to an expert legal analyst, the most optimistic prospect is that the case will be thrown out for lack of sufficient evidence. Give thanks to God that He has shown Himself powerful on behalf of the Christians. Psalm 27:12-14