Take action!
How to Get Involved

Beijing Church Calls For Prayer As Members Endure Repeated Harassment

03/21/2012 China (ChinaAid) - With the approach of Easter and the one-year mark of the standoff between Shouwang Church and the Chinese government, church members are facing continued harassment and church leaders are appealing for prayer.

Recently, a person identifying himself as Mr. Yang from the Beijing State Security Bureau, working with another person, has harassed a Shouwang church member, brother Shan Lianfeng, three times in quick succession. This Mr. Yang intimidated brother Shan to leave the church and make a clean break with the church. He also relentlessly used scare tactics to pressure brother Shan to product various church name lists and other information. In addition, Mr. Yang also demanded, with no justification, that brother Shan reveal his household income and savings account balances as well as the location of the new home that his former church small group leader had moved to.

Most serious of all, when brother Shan reported all this to a Shouwang elder and his wife, Mr. Yang and his accomplice said brother Shan would be classified as having leaked state secrets, and repeatedly threatened brother Shan with loss of employment, house arrest and police detention.

The Shouwang elder tried repeatedly to call Mr. Yang on his cellphone, which Mr. Yang said was turned on 24/7, wanting to tell this Mr. Yang that if he wanted to get more information about Shouwang Church he could openly seek out the elder since elders know much more about the church’s affairs. But whenever the elder called Mr. Yang’s number, the cellphone was turned off.


[Full Story]


Forward to a friend
  • Kids

    Care for orphans and hurting children

    read more
  • Families

    Support wives and children of imprisoned or martyed pastors

    read more
  • Pastors

    Spread the gospel by supporting underground pastors

    read more
  • Women

    Save women from abduction and sexual exploitation

    read more
  • Communities

    Help rebuild communities devastated by persecution

    read more

Other Projects

other projects

ICC is constantly monitoring the state of Christian persecution in countries around the world and looking for ways that we can act as bridge between our supporters and the persecuted church. Beyond the projects you see above, we are working in many other areas to provide practical assistance to our brothers and sisters in Christ. View our other projects page to understand more of our work and keep up to date on our current projects.