Suqian, Anhui (China Aid) — Authorities in China’s eastern Anhui province threatened a house church pastor on Friday after learning through monitored phone calls that the president of the Chinese House Church Alliance planned to deliver a sermon at the house church.
“I called Pastor Wu Changle, and the police listened to the phone call,” Pastor Zhang Mingxuan, president of the Chinese House Church Alliance, said. “The next day, six domestic security protection squad (DSPS) agents from the Suqian Municipal Public Security Bureau threatened Pastor Wu, saying that he must not welcome me.”
“They came to my house and said they knew Zhang had contacted me and planned on coming to visit,” Pastor Wu said. “They asked if I wanted him to visit and said the Chinese House Church Alliance has been banned.”