|Local government leaders at the church. (Photo: China Aid)|
China Aid Association
By Rachel Ritchie
(Nanle County, Henan—Dec. 19, 2014) The cross topping Nanle County Christian Church in China’s central Henan province was removed during the early morning yesterday, and the church’s entrances were sealed. This most recent bout of persecution comes just weeks after local authorities withdrew around 4 million Yuan (US $643,000) from the church’s bank account; meanwhile, the appeal for two church members sentenced to 1-1/2 years and one year in prison was upheld.