Chinese Communist Party Threatened by Growth of the Church as Believers Serve Prison Sentences

Christians suffer in China as the government cracks down, but the Church continues to see explosive growth.

Early Rain Covenant Church is an underground church in China, but one that had been getting very active online. They caught the attention of the Chinese government, who raided the church in 2018. We have reported on Pastor Wang Yi’s nine-year sentence that he is currently serving.

One of the elders, Qin Defu, is also still being held in prison, serving a four-year sentence. Voice of the Martyrs Canada recently posted a letter from his wife, which you can read here.

Greg Musselman says Qin’s wife had been able to talk with him over the phone for many months, but hasn’t heard from him since March. “She says, ‘My reasoning makes me believe that he is still alive and that God is with him. However, not hearing from him is like an enemy. It hurts me so much that I suffer every day.’ Even reading that brings me to tears because you see this family just trying to serve Jesus.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller


  • Pray that Qin Defu would be released from prison back to his family.
  • Pray that Christ would comfort his people in China.
  • Ask God to continue building His church in China, against the opposition from the Communist Party.

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