'Prayers for China' Remembers Victims of Tiananmen Square and Human Rights Abuse
June 1, 2010
WASHINGTON, (christiansunite.com) -- After the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989, many student leaders lost hope. Some suffered extreme physical abuse, forced exile, and personal pain; others saw their families suffer for their involvement in the movement.
On June 3, the eve of the 21st anniversary of Tiananmen Square, Chai Ling, Bob Fu, and U.S. Army Chaplain Capt. Xiong Yan, three former student leaders, will join together to renew their hope and love for the Chinese people with "Prayers for China." The bilingual prayer service, co- hosted by ChinaAid and All Girls Allowed, will also focus on women and children who have suffered under China's One Child Policy and the continued persecution of independent Christian house churches in China.
Chai Ling, once the No. 4 most wanted Tiananmen student leader and now successful entrepreneur and mother, will share her personal journey to faith, and raise awareness for the women and children brutally victimized by the One Child Policy. Chai embraces this opportunity to share hope with the women in China through her new inititative All Girls Allowed. Captain Xiong Yan will share his testimony of faith. Renowned scholar David Aikman and several pastors in China will join the leaders in speaking and praying at the evening service.
Bob Fu, President of ChinaAid, encourages Christians around the world to take a moment to pray for the victims of abuse in China on June 3-4. "This is a time to remember those who are suffering in silence, those who are most vulnerable, and to bring them hope." Pastor Fu will speak out on behalf of persecuted believers in China.
ChinaAid and All Girls Allowed invite the public to share in the time of memorial and fellowship. The two- hour English-Chinese service will be held at The Falls Church in VA on Thursday, June 3, from 7:30-9:00 PM in the Historic Main Sanctuary. A free Fellowship Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM in Nicholson Hall of the church. The event is open to the public.
"Prayers for China"
Thursday, June 3, 2010
7:30 - 9:30 PM
(Dinner Served at 6:30 PM in Nicholson Hall) The Falls Church, VA