Two ERCC Members Removed from Home

11/19/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – On November 18, two members from the Chengdu house church – Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) – were taken away from their homes by the police.

This happened only four days after brother Wu Wuching from the same church was treated the same way.

The emergency prayer request sent out by ERCC asked for prayers for their safety, after Jia Xuewei and Lu Xuetao were removed from their respective homes around noon on the 18th.

Jia and Lu were released and returned home in the late evening. It is unclear why the police targeted the two. However, this was not the first time the two men experienced harassment like this.

Just last month, Jia Xuewei had his electricity shut down by the authorities. When he went out the door to check what happened, he was met with four men and forcibly taken to the police office for interrogation.

Lu Xuetao was one of the members forcibly taken away from his home during the police raid on December 9, 2018. It is possible that as the infamous raid is approaching its second anniversary, to prevent ERCC from holding events to pray for the incarcerated, the local police is increasing its surveillance and threats against ERCC.

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