Published on June 28th, 2013
A worker from The Voice of the Martyrs recently visited and encouraged Christians in China. He talked to Amy, a Chinese Christian girl whose aunt has been in prison because of her Christian activities.
The VOM worker asked Amy about her aunt’s time in prison and about her life in China. Read his questions and her answers below.
Q: What did you think when your aunt went to prison?
A: I was sad.
Q: Did you visit her?
Q: What was the prison like?
A: It was big. It was not beautiful.
Q: How long were you allowed to talk to your aunt?
A: Five minutes.
Q: What did you tell her?
A: “Stay in good health.”
Q: Did you give her anything?
A: No, there was a window [between us]. There was a phone [to talk to her].
Q: Did you tell your friends she went to prison?
A: No, they don’t know that. It’s a very bad thing [in China to be in prison].
Q: Do your classmates know you are a Christian?
A: Most of them do. My deskmate is a Christian.
Q: Do your teachers know you are a Christian?
Q: Does the government think Christians are bad?
A: Yes….I want to go to America. If I go to America, I will not come back to China.
Q: Why not?
A: Because America has freedom….I love China, but I love America a lot.
Q: Do you like to eat American food?
A: No, it is not delicious.
Q: What about pizza?
A: No, it is too sweet.
Q: How about hamburgers?
A: I love hamburgers!
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