10/26/2022 China (International Christian Concern) – Chen Wensheng, a resident of Hunan province, is a well-known street evangelist in China. On October 12, he was summoned to the local police station, where authorities asked him not to preach on the street before the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
After he was summoned to the police station, Chen and his wife were taken away to the mountains for a month and a half “vacation.” While Chen is reportedly using the time for rest and study, it is likely that he was detained to prevent him from preaching the gospel during the government sessions.
Chen has suffered repeated intimidation from the Chinese government. He has shared that he frequently deals with authorities coming to his home to question him and take photos.
In March, ICC reported on how Chen was detained twice in one month for his outreach activities.
According to China Aid, he quoted imprisoned pastor Wang Yi after his release in March, saying, “If I had 65g of gold, I could have sent it to the persecutors, thanking them for granting me an imperishable gold crown; thanking them for spending their whole life to send God’s children to the cross.”
He also asked for prayers for those he encountered and preached the good news to.
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