December 28th 2016 PTL– five of these folk have been released after 4 months in prison.
- Praise God for the release of Pastor Yan Xiajoie; pray for protection from further persecution.
- Pray for the swift and safe release of the other 8 Christians who remain imprisoned in Zhejiang province.
- Pray for Christians in China to have the courage to share their faith, the wisdom in knowing how to witness, and for opportunities to meet with other Christians and to be encouraged in Christ.
Please pray for eight Chinese Christians associated with Sanjiang Church, which was demolished in Zhejiang province last April: they have just been sentenced to three years in jail for ‘illegal occupation of farmland’ and ‘gathering a crowd to disturb public order’. They pleaded guilty, prompting speculation they had been coerced. The eight had joined thousands protesting against officials’ plans to destroy their church, part of a province-wide church demolition programme last year (Prayer Alert, April 16). (Source: ChinaAid)