Chinese brother Pastor Hu Shigen

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Please pray for our Chinese brother Pastor Hu Shigen who has just been given a seven-year jail sentence for ‘subversion’. He was arrested in July 2015 as part of a wider crackdown in which 300 human rights lawyers and activists, their colleagues and relatives were arrested, interrogated or ‘disappeared’. One lawyer, Li Heping, who’s also a Christian, has not been seen since; another, Wang Yu, has been released on a bail following a televised ‘confession’ last week in which she blamed ‘foreign forces’ for influencing her firm’s work. More than 20 others remain in detention: pray for their release. (Sources: Christian Solidarity Worldwide, The Guardian newspaper)

Published by Julian Kennedy

Bus pass carrying 67 year old disciple of Jesus Christ. Member and deacon of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church, Ballymena. Married to Marianna. Son Joseph at home. Two daughters Marie Isabel and Kirsty in England. Enjoys keeping fit (including indoor rowing), watching track and field, nature and nature documentries. Got hip replacement in April 2014 and major surgery to re-align right knee in November 2017. Blessed in the Covenant love of God in Christ. Retired Emergency Medicine Specialty Doctor.

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