Date:  September 18, 2022

China (International Christian Concern) – Ethnic Nu Christian Wang Shunping from Yunnan, detained last month in Nujiang prefecture, faces formal arrest from Fugong County’s Public Security Bureau (PSB).

Wang was taken away along with Nu Sangdeng by Fugong County’s PSB on August 17 for “allegedly organizing and sponsoring illegal gathering.” On September 15, Wang’s lawyer saw Wang for the first time since his detention through a video call.

Wang is doing great in the detention center— he is not sad nor upset for losing his freedom. Concerning his situation in jail, he mostly answered his lawyer with “I am fine” or “Everything is fine.”

Wang thinks that there should not have been any issue for him to organize Christians’ gathering, but he is unsure if he was against the law when he taught minors on Biblical knowledge.

On September 16, Fugong County’s PSB submitted a formal notice for Wang’s arrest to the local procuratorate. Wang’s lawyer also submitted a legal opinion to the procuratorate, hoping that the agency can honor Chinese constitution’s guarantee for religious freedom for its citizens and deny the request to arrest Wang.

HOW TO PRAY: Pray for Wang Shunping as he awaits his formal arrest, and possible prolonged prison sentence.  Pray for endurance and strength in his faith.  Pray for all Christians, underground and out in the open, who endure in their faith despite the pressure from the communist regime.