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Chinese House Church Elder Continues to be Tracked by Police

11/04/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – Li Yingqiang, the elder of Chengdu-based Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC), continues to be tracked by the authorities despite moving away from Chengdu to Leshan on October 25.

In a prayer request sent to friends and church members, Li shared that on November 3, the police from Renmin West Road police station came to visit him at his newly rented residence and noted down the personal information of his family.

Today, a police officer with the surname Zeng called Li several times to inquire about how Li signed his rental contract. Since the authorities were unable to contact the landlord, who does not live in China, they pressured Li to give the landlord’s email, to which Li refused.

As a result, they said that they will try to contact the family members of the landlord next. It is possible that the authorities will pressure the landlord’s family and ask them to void the contract.

Li suspected the state security agents in Leshan might soon visit them.

Elder Li Yingqiang, once imprisoned for eight months after the 1209 raid on ERCC, only recently moved back to Chengdu, for he wanted to bear the cross with his ERCC family. However, the ongoing harassment by the police in Chengdu forced him to move to Leshan city, yet he might continue to be watched and threatened. Please keep praying for elder Li and ERCC.

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