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06/13/2021 China (International Christian Concern) – The police in Sichuan continue to harass the heavily persecuted Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) members in bizarre ways. ERCC preacher Wu Wuqing, who was detained on April 1, now has the fire door outside his home (which connects to elevator and staircase) chained and watched by minders.

According to ERCC, starting from June 4, the police chained up the fire door to prevent preacher Wu and his family from leaving their home. While the minders initially allowed people to visit and bring them food, on June 8, they started to block people from entering Wu’s home.

Two groups of visitors (mothers and children) were told that according to the new directive, anybody who intends to visit will not be allowed at Wu’s residence, not even kids. The visitors could only pass food through the fire door.

Preacher Wu called the police, yet they came but took no action. After Mrs. Wu told them about the Ten Commandments and the source of law, the police officers left.

Mrs. Wu told her church members, “The door was locked by our Heavenly Father. When it is time, it will be opened. We will pray for them every day: may the Lord gain their souls.”

As the leader of ERCC, Wu is a frequent detainee at the local police office. The police in Chengdu intend to pressure him to move away from the city in order to diminish the house church. Please continue to keep ERCC in your prayers, as its members are often harassed, and its pastor and elder still incarcerated.

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