Date: November 22, 2022
Very happy to share that Minister An Yankui and Zhang Chengdao of Zion Reformed Church are free!
These brothers in Christ were released from prison yesterday!
Both received a sentence of a year in jail on November 3rd for "illegally crossing the border" to visit a Christian conference in Malayasia, but officials deducted the time they had already been in detention. Police originally took both An & Zhang into detention on November 21st, 2021 after Sunday church service.
Here's a photo of An & Zhang after their release. What a blessing it is to see them both free!
Pastor An's wife Yao Congya said "Pastor An and brother Zhang have lost a log of weight, but from the photos you see that they look more handsome and determined. Thank the Lord for the release of the captives. "Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him." (James 1:12 NIV)
Let's rejoyce together that Minister An and Brother Zhang are free from prison! What a blessing it is that both are reunited with their families after going through much persecution at the hands of the CCP.
Please keep them and the entire Zion Reformed Church in your prayers.
Serving the persecuted with you,