International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on May 7, a preacher from the heavily-persecuted house church in Chengdu, Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC), was arrested and detained after officiating a member’s funeral.
According to ERCC’s prayer request, police from Damian Police Station in Longquanyi District arrested preacher Wu Wuqing around 3:00pm for “allegedly disturbing public order.” This occurred hours after the funeral service.
He was not released until late in the evening. A member of ERCC confirmed Wu’s release and told ICC, “Now that [the authorities] cannot stop the church’s activities, whoever officiates [the church’s funeral] will be the one who suffers.”
ERCC also details how Wu has been followed and targeted in the past few days. On May 5, Wu shared that three of his vehicle’s tires were punctured. On May 6, Wu discovered that two of his tires were punctured from the side and could not be repaired. Later that night, he noticed that his new tires were punctured. He decided it was pointless to replace and chose not to drive.
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SOURCE: International Christian Concern