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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”123611″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]04/09/2021 China (International Christian Concern)In the early 2000s, the Lord led Pastor Chen of China to serve churches in the suburbs and rural areas of Nanning City in the Guangxi Province. It’s here that he provided free theological training for church leaders and co-laborers in the ministry.

On May 11, 2020, when he was making copies of the theology course materials at a print shop, the local police came and took Pastor Chen to his home to conduct a search. The police told Pastor Chen’s wife, “Don’t tell others about these things, otherwise, his sentence could be harsher.” He was then charged and imprisoned for the illegal printing of Christian materials.

The good news is that Pastor Chen is due to be released from prison by the end of the year after a judge lessened his sentence. Though the local church raised funds for his lawyer, Chen finds himself in a tough financial situation due to his long standing ministry.

ICC stepped in to lighten some of the financial burdens and encourage his family as it will take Pastor Chen some time to get back on his feet after getting out of prison.

“Thank you brothers and sisters for your concern! Thanks be to God that our situation is considered stable at the moment,” said Chen’s son.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1612362946942{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]