Chinese pastor released on bail
July 6, 2010
(christiansunite.com) - Wang Dao, a pastor who was arrested in China's Guangdong province on arbitrary charges of "gathering a mob to disrupt the public order" in early May, was released on bail on June 13.
Pastor Wang, a leader of the Liangren Church, has reportedly been threatened with exile and denied the right to meet with his lawyers. He is now facing new changes of "hindering the administration of credit cards." Pastor Wang insists that the charges have been placed against him because of his Christian faith.
Members of his house church have also faced unjust treatment from authorities, including being locked out of their rented building, ordered to disband from a peaceful meeting in a park and evicted from another rented building. Upon his release, Pastor Wang expressed thanks to all those in his Christian family who have prayed for and supported him. (Source: ChinaAid)
Pray that officials will drop the charges against Pastor Wang. Pray that his trial will be conducted with due process of law. Pray that Pastor Wang and the Liangren Church will continue to stand firm in their faith in Christ. To post a prayer of solidarity with Pastor Wang and his house church, please visit our Persecuted Church Prayer Wall at www.persecution.net/prayerwall.
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