Pastor Huang Xiaoning and his family.
Pastor Huang Xiaoning and his family.
Jan 03, 2019 • China

Pastor Removes Locks from Church Door

A Chinese house-church pastor who has been harassed by authorities in recent months remains resolute in his commitment to worship God freely. After spending five days in detention, Pastor Huang Xiaoning of Guangzhou’s Bible Reformed Church returned to find the doors of his church building locked by the government. As policemen looked on and took video of the pastor, he sawed the lock off the church door and ripped down public notices stating that the church was closed. Pastor Huang had been detained for leading a church service after Chinese officials had ordered him to stop meeting. To date, VOM workers have documented 528 church closures, though there likely have been many more. Continue to pray that Chinese Christians will remain bold and faithful.

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