Teacher of Imprisoned Pastor’s Son Still Closely Monitored in Sichuan

03/25/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – The teacher of Joshua Wang, son of imprisoned Pastor from Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC), is still under surveillance despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

An ERCC member showed a video recorded by the teacher to ICC. In the video, the teacher said “It is March 25. Look, those who sit there at the entrance of our compound are the ones who have been watching and following us,” while pointing the camera towards three masked men in uniform. She also spelled out her compound’s address in Sichuan to keep a record of her treatment.

She is not the only one who has been monitored by local authorities. Many ERCC members continue to face harassment and surveillance even though they have stopped physical gathering. Some suspect that it is due to their pastor Wang Yi’s possible transfer to a prison from his detention center in the near future.

Meanwhile, a recent photo of pastor Wang Yi in detention was shared online, more than a year after he was taken by the authorities in December 2018. He did lose a lot of weight, yet seemed to be healthy and still firm in his belief.

ERCC is still praying for their pastor Wang and elder Qin Derfu, who both are still incarcerated for trumped up charges and will not see freedom for at least several years.

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