Date: April 20, 2021
China (International Christian Concern) – In a joint operation, the Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs raided the Mt. Olive Church on March 24, confiscating pamphlets, Bibles, books, and other religious items without a warrant.
According to China Aid news, “for the past several years, Chongqing Municipal government authorities have regularly targeted and heavily suppressed Chongqing Mount of Olive Church. House churches across China continue to be targeted and harassed as long as they refuse to join the state-vetted Three-Self churches.”
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organized a hearing on April 15, allowing four representatives from the church to debate their views. Four members of the Mt. Olive Church were in attendance. A hearing is a mock judicial trial where each opposing views, debate. The result of the hearing will impact how the CCP court handles church-related cases in the future.
HOW TO PRAY: Pray the ability for churches in China to operate freely. Pray for positive results from this hearing. Pray for churches in China to be effective in spreading the Gospel.