May. 18, 2018 | China
U.S. Pastor Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Missionary Work
|A court recently sentenced North Carolina pastor John Cao, 58, to seven years in prison and fined him $3,000 for “organizing illegal border crossings.” The pastor, who has been detained since his arrest in March 2017, allegedly crossed the China-Myanmar border to minister to 2,000 impoverished minority children in Myanmar’s norther Wa state. He also helped build 16 schools there after building more than a dozen schools in China. Pray for the pastor’s wife, who is an American citizen, and their two sons. Experts believe his arrest and sentencing are related to the ruling Communist Party’s attempts to control the house church movement. Pray that he remains firm in faith, as he faces an uncertain future behind bars, and that he will continue to be a light amid spiritual darkness.
|US Pastor John Cao may spend the next several years in prison.
15/8/2018 Pastor faces 6 more years in China prison
Chinese-American Pastor John Cao has already spent more than a year behind bars – and has six more to go. He was arrested in China for ‘illegal border crossings’ in March 2017 – even though he’d had official approval of his regular charity missions into Myanmar for years.
Please pray for justice and John’s release. Pray too that his family, based in the US, will be allowed to see him.
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