Date: November 20, 2023
Police set a trap for Nanle Country Christian Church Pastor Zhang Shaojie more than a decade ago.
Officials asked to meet Pastor Zhang at his church on November 16th, 2013.
A dozen officers entered the church in Henan province, tied up Zhang...and took him into custody without showing any sort of formal documents!
Pastor Zhang was sentenced to 12 years in prison on July 4th, 2014 for a fake fraud charge and for "gathering a crowd to disrupt the public order."
News about Pastor Zhang has been sparse, but we did learn that he was transferred in January 2021 to Xinmi Prison in Henan to serve the last five years of his sentence.
We remember Pastor Zhang on the ten-year 'anniversary' of his unjust detention by Communist Party authorities! Please pray for Pastor Zhang, his family, and loved ones.
You can write an encouraging letter to Pastor Zhang this Christmas season at the below address.
Xinmi Prison of Zhengzhou Henan Province
P O Box 841, Xinmi Post, No. 61, Songshan Avenue East
Xinmi City, Henan Province, China
Zip Code: 452370
P.S: Did you know ChinaAid helped Pastor Zhang's daughter and her family escape from persecution in China to freedom in the USA in 2014? Your gracious partnership gave this family a new life of freedom and a powerful voice to petition for Pastor Zhang's release. Thank you!