Date:                           April 21, 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. 


Hearing On "Where's Gao Zhisheng?" 
ChinaAid President and Founder Bob Fu testified at a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing focused on Chinese political prisoner Gao Zhisheng. Check out the recording of the event that featured powerful testimony from Gao's wife Geng He. Lots of photos are on Bob's Twitter! 

Pray for Gao, his family, and Subcommittee members & staff. 

Calls For Prayer Amid Persecution 
Sadly, ChinaAid's media team reported on the arrest of several Christians and pastors on arbitrary charges. On April 11th, Pastor Wan Changchun of Living Stone Reformed Church was arrested and the church's accounts were frozen. Church members sent out a call for prayer. Here's a list of several more brave Christians you can pray for who have been arrested. 

Pray for Pastor Wan, his family, church, and their CCP persecutors. 

Father Xie Tianming Disappears
News emerged that Father Xie Tianming of the Diocese of Baoding lost contact with the outside world on April 10th. While information about Father Xie remains very limited, some news sources allege he decided to join the "official" church and become a government-recognized priest. If this is the case, he will be held in an undisclosed location and politically "re-educated."

Pray for Father Xie, his family, and all Christians within the Baoding Diocease.


  • ChinaAid President and Founder Bob Fu shares about the roll-out of the new 'smart religion' app in Henan province to monitor Christians and other people of faith in Bob Fu Report 47.

  • Be sure to follow ChinaAid on FacebookTwitter, 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.


The Longview News-Journal writes about the warm welcome the Mayflower Church received from Congressman Nathanial Moran, non-profit leaders, and other Christians in East Texas! 

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. 


We'd love to join in prayer for you and your loved ones! Please visit our Freedom To Pray Website to share your prayer request via our online form. 

Keep scrolling down on the Freedom To Pray prayer initiative to sign up and join with others committed to praying for all those religiously oppressed in China. 


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