Hunan Christian Detained Repeatedly for Street Evangelism

02/10/2021 China (International Christian Concern) – A Christian man in China’s Hunan who passionately shares the Gospel with passersby has been detained four times in the past four months.

According to China Aid, Chen Wensheng from the Xiaoqun Church in Hengyang has been in detention for a total of 25 days for his street evangelism since the beginning of this year.

He was first detained on New Year’s day for ten days for sharing the Good News. Yet on the day of his release, he and his 84-year-old mother went back to the streets and continued their evangelism. For this, both of them were brought back to the police station. While his mother was released at 11 pm, he was again detained for another 15 days.

On January 29, two days after he was released from the detention center, he had people from the local authorities visit his home to persuade him to stop his street evangelism. The staff from the urban management force, his community, public security bureau, state security bureau, and United Front Work Department were at his place until midnight.

As someone who does not miss a chance to share the Gospel, he seized the opportunity to talk to them about his faith. A public servant even asked him about the Bible during their conversation.

A former drug addict whose life was transformed by God, Chen is determined to share the power of the Gospel on the streets, despite all the repeated warnings and threats. He even made up his mind in sharing the Good News in prisons.

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