Chinese Church Posts Request for Help as Police Block Stairwell

ZHENGZHOU, Henan (China Aid)— Officials in Zhengzhou, capital of China’s Henan province, sent people to blockade off the church during a service on Sunday, Sept. 16. In response, the church posted an SOS notice online, calling on all Christians in the area to support them.

The message appeared at 9:00 a.m., calling on other adherents to Christianity to help Dali Church as government officials blocked its stairwell, forcing the churchgoers to worship on the first floor. Around 300-400 Christians were present, and the authorities sent additional people to raid the church.

Just five days before, government personnel broke into the church but were intercepted as a few hundred Christians protected it.

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