Prominent Chinese pastor detained by officials
October 6, 2009
(christiansunite.com) - Pastor Hua Huiqi was seized by Chinese officials in Fengtai District in Beijing on September 17. At approximately 5:30 p.m., Pastor Hua called his wife, Ju Mei, on his cell phone and told her that he had been forced into a Public Security Bureau vehicle while on his way to a dinner meeting.
Less than half-an-hour later, Hua phoned his wife again and told her that officials had taken him to an unknown location. The phone line then went dead. When VOMC partners inquired about Hua, officials told them he was in their custody but refused to disclose his condition or location.
A week before Pastor Hua's arrest, a vocational training ministry that he is involved in was raided by officials. To read more about this attack, go to www.tinyurl.com/chinaaid-hua.
Pray that Pastor Hua will be released. Ask God to give comfort and strength to his family in this time. Read a letter from Pastor Hua's family calling for his release and requesting prayer at www.tinyurl.com/hua-blog.
To find out more about China's suffering Christians, go to www.persecution.net/china.htm.