Yesterday when Todd Nettleton visited with Janet Parshall and spoke about the recent persecution in China, one of the stories they spoke about was the release of Pastor Bike. And while we all rejoice wholeheartedly about the release of Pastor Bike, I wanted to remind you of a bookstore owner by the name of Shi Weihan who has been described as "unrecognizable" following his poor treatment in detention.
Here's part of a report from the Baptist Press concerning Shi Weihan.
One of the highest profile cases involves Shi Weihan, a Chinese bookstore owner who has been imprisoned and tortured by government authorities. Compass Direct News reported Sept. 5 that Shi is awaiting the outcome of an Aug. 19 court appearance.
The news service said Shi has been denied proper medication and diet for his diabetes. Severe weight loss has made him almost "unrecognizable" to his closest friends. He first was detained last November and then acquitted of charges in January. In March he was detained again and forced to sign a "confession" saying he had engaged in the printing and distribution of a large number of illegal publications.
Please remember to pray for this precious brother and his family.