Date: June 2, 2023
Thank you for your prayers and support as we stand for freedom and liberty across China in 2023. We'll keep you updated as we stand together with the persecuted faithful this year. You can make a gift to let the persecuted know they are not alone by clicking here.
Here's the latest on religious freedom, human rights, and the rule of law across China.
Last Mayflower Family Arrives In USA
A few days ago, the last Mayflower Church family of five arrived safely in the United States from Thailand! Thank you for your prayers and support for this family who just welcomed a new baby several weeks ago. Learn how you can partner with the church as they enjoy a new life in the United States!
Pray for the entire Mayflower Church congregation and Pastor Pan.
Police Storm Zhongxing Church
ChinaAid's media team reported about the May 21st destruction of Zhongxing Christian Church after law enforcement and other officials stormed the house of worship. A ban notice was sent to the church and a seal was placed on the door. Visit ChinaAid's website for photos of the vandalism.
Pray for all members of Zhongxing Church and their persecutors.
Police Detain Christian Teachers
On May 24th, police raided the Shengjia Christian Education and Help Center in Guandong province. Five Christians were arrested as officials confiscated all teaching supplies. Later, each believer was given a 30-day criminal detention. Read the inspiring letter that the wife of Pastor Deng sent to her jailed husband.
Pray for the arrested Christians, their families, and their persecutors.
Human Rights Leader & Wife Arrested
We just learned that human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng and his wife Xu Yan have been arrested on a charge commonly used to target rights activists. Yu represented many human rights lawyers targeted by the CCP over the last several years. Here's a photo of Lawyer Yu and more details about his brave work advocating for human rights in China.
Pray for Yu, Xu, their family, and their persecutors.
- UCA News cites ChinaAid in reporting on a database of Christian and Muslim clergy in China.
- ChinaAid President Bob Fu writes in the Washington Stand about the historic visits of Taiwan's Speaker of the Parliament to the United States.
- Be sure to follow ChinaAid on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see news, important updates, and media appearances. Bob also has his own Twitter account where he shares important news & human rights updates.
Please keep praying for the church as they adjust to life in the USA. If the Lord leads you, consider partnering with ChinaAid to help cover resettlement costs and basic living expenses for church members.
Please also wish Mayflower Church member Joseph a blessed birthday!
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- China Critics Ramp Up Push to Limit Lobbying