Date: May 6, 2022
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Pastor John Cao's 63rd Birthday
May 3rd marked Pastor John Cao's 63rd birthday, and his 5th birthday spent behind bars for Jesus Christ. Please keep Pastor Cao and his family in your prayers.
If you're curious to read some of Pastor Cao's poetry and understand his heart for the Gospel, you can order Living Lyrics, a collection of prison poems written by Pastor Cao. ChinaAid also published a poem from Pastor Cao's mother this week, with her reflecting on five years without her son.
Please keep Pastor Cao and his family in your prayers
Lots Of Updates From The Mayflower Church!
This week also featured several updates from the brave members of the Mayflower Church. Elder Wensheng Wen reflected on caring for his sick son while reminding him the Lord is able to bring healing, spiritual comfort and satisfaction.
Sister Chen Xiurong wrote a note about first coming to Jeju Island and how "wherever the Church of the Holy Spirit is, our family will be there."
Sister Chen Jingjing penned a note about her experiences working in Jeju. "Even I, a humble janitor, was respected and treated with kindness, which also made me feel that my job was worthwhile and willing to serve," she explains.
A few other Mayflower Church ladies also sent ChinaAid updates about their journey in a foreign country. You can check out some of their stories by clicking here.
Please keep all of the Mayflower Church members in your prayers
Minister Yang Xibo Summoned By CCP Court
ChinaAid also received notice that Xiamen Xunsiding Church minister Yang Xibo was issued a summons by a district court. According to the document, Minister Yang needs to attend a hearing on May 10th.
Minister Yang and his wife were fined about $31,200 in July 2021 on a charge of organizing illegal gatherings. Officials rejected his appeal in November and also enforced a fine from 2019.
Please keep Minister Yang and his entire church in your prayers
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