On May 7th, a Chinese preacher from Early Rain Covenant Church, the heavily-persecuted house church in Chengdu, was arrested and detained after officiating a member’s funeral, reports International Christian Concern.
Police from the Damian Police Station in Longquanyi District arrested preacher Wu Wuqing around 3:00pm for allegedly “disturbing public order.” He was not released until late in the evening.
In addition, the Communists followed and targeted Wu in the past few days, puncturing three of his vehicle’s tires. They’ve also shut off the utilities at his home multiple times. The Chengdu officials have threatened that if he continues to serve at Early Rain Covenant Church, they will continue to intensify their control and crackdown against him.
1 Peter 4:12-13 says, “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed.”