A Statement from CP on Requests for Permission to Repost Early Rain Material

Wang Yi's original statement, along with other materials posted publicly by Early Rain, do not belong to China Partnership, and therefore, we give broad permission to repost. However, translation is a literary art form and requires a significant effort. As such, we humbly request that all online media outlets give proper credit to the source of the original English translations and the efforts of those who are making them available.

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How the Church Should Face Persecution – A Handwritten Letter from Early Rain’s Last Elder

Li Yingqiang (李英强), the last elder of Early Rain Covenant Church to be arrested, wrote this letter to the church just a few hours before being found in his hideout and arrested. In it, he describes the church's plan for facing this persecution in the following days, including where to worship next Sunday.

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The Church-State Conflict: 20 Ways Persecution Is God’s Way to Shepherd Us

Over the weekend, news broke of Pastor Wang Yi’s arrest. This article was originally published on Wang Yi’s personal blog in November 2017 and is a fitting read for the events of the weekend. “What spiritual benefit does the current church-state conflict bring to the church and to Christians? How is this conflict God’s way to shepherd us?”

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Memories of a Chinese Church Planting Retreat and Resulting Practices

After hearing the testimony of church planting, I am no longer worried. I had wanted to build Rome in one day; but now I rely on Christ, facing each day’s hardship one day at a time; to live a day [at a time] and be faithful each day. Daily seeking God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness.

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Interview with a Pastor in Shenzhen

They live like robots with an especially strong life rhythm; they are very busy. Every day they are busy at work; they work overtime and are under a lot of pressure. Usually their family life is a mess, as they either have no time to care about it or are not concerned about it at all. This is why Shenzhen has serious public safety issues with a high crime rate.

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Light Up the Fire in Your Heart – How to Support the House Church in a Time of Persecution

Despite raids by police, house churches continue to meet and preach and pray on every Sunday. Their devotion to these spiritual disciplines is preparing their bodies and souls for whatever is to come. If we were placed in their situation, would our spiritual disciplines give us the resilience to endure this kind of suffering? 

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