Published on January 31st, 2019
A Christian worker from China shared with The Voice of the Martyrs the following testimonies about believers in China, where the government has increased their control over Christian activities.
“This is a very serious situation we are working under today,” the worker said. “Most people have heard about the addition of millions of cameras with face-recognition software. So on a day-to-day basis, we know that any of us can be tracked with every movement we make, every meeting we have. We have to be more cautious not to have anyone arrested and go to prison.
“In the old days, God made blind eyes see. Pray that He will make the seeing eyes [of the cameras] blind, and that much of our work is not seen by the cameras.
Released from Prison Weeping
But many Christians in China have learned to share the love of Jesus wherever they go. “One of my dear friends, a close friend, spent over 16 years in prison,” the Christian worker said. “The last prison sentence he had was seven years.”
The man was not allowed to have his Bible in prison during the entire seven years. Even though he knew the risks and didn’t have a Bible, he planted a church inside the prison! He wept on the day he was released from prison because he was sad to leave his congregation.
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To Talk About
What would you do differently if you knew that cameras tracked you whenever you were outside your house?