Pastor Zhang and wife released in China
September 11, 2008
Pastor Zhang "Bike" Mingxuan and his wife, who were arrested along with another pastor on August 6, were released in Henan province on August 29.
According to an August 29 report from China Aid Association, the couple spent three weeks in "forced vacation" and had to stay at four different resort locations throughout their captivity, accompanied by government officials. They were reportedly treated well during their detention.
The couple is prohibited from returning to Beijing until the Paralympics end on September 16. Pastor Zhang, a well-known evangelist and president of the Chinese House Church Alliance, said that ev en under captivity he actively evangelized and defended the rights of house churches believers to his captors.
Praise the Lord for the release of these believers. Ask God to guide and embolden Pastor Zhang and other church leaders serving Christ in China.
For more information on the persecution of Christians in China, go to www.persecution.net/china.htm.