China: 11 Kids Arrested
The Chinese government is cracking down on Christians. The Early Rain Covenant Church is one of the targets of their unwanted attention.
About 800 people attend weekly services at Early Rain. The church also operates an elementary school with 40 students.
In February, policemen arrested 44 Christians at two Early Rain services. Eleven kids were among those arrested. The youngest child was about two months old.
The children were given no food, even though they weren’t released from the jail until 2 a.m. the next day. They had to sleep on the floor or on a cold table. The police took away everyone’s cell phones.
It wasn’t the first time officials had given the church a hard time. In December 2018, police arrested 100 people from the church, including the pastor and his wife.
But the Christians continue to meet together and worship God. The church members publish sermons online and evangelize in the streets. Why do you think they keep doing activities that get them arrested? (Hint: Read Hebrews 10:24-25 and Mark 16:15.)
Source: China Aid
Photo: China Aid. Children meeting at Early Rain Covenant Church