Chinese officials sentenced thirty-six year old Alimujiang Yimiti to 15 years for “suspicion of instigating separatism and providing national secrets or intelligence to overseas organizations or individuals.”
His crime? Yimiti was the leader of a house church. China Aid president, Bob Fu, says, “This is the harshest sentence against house-church believers in nearly a decade.”
--World January 2, 2010. P. 12. Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
Christians in the free world need to remember in prayer our Christian brothers and sisters in the many countries around our world where there is no religious freedom.
Matthew 5:10 (NASB77) "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”