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04/01/2021 China (International Christian Concern) – A preacher from the heavily persecuted house church Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) in Chengdu has been taken away by the police today.

According to ERCC, preacher Wu Wuqing was taken away at 9 am on April 1. The police did not give any reason or show any document. This was the third time that he is detained by the police in the last week. On March 27, he was detained for the whole night at the police station and only released around noon the next day. On March 26, both he and his wife were taken away.

In recent months, Wu has been repeatedly detained by the authorities. The utilities at his home were also shut down multiple times. The police in Chengdu have threatened him that if he continues to serve at ERCC, they will continue to intensify their control and crackdown against him.

Since ERCC’s pastor Wang Yi has been imprisoned for “subversion of state power,” the elders and preachers at ERCC have been taking turns teaching their members. Yet, the authorities still target them and want them to leave the church.

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