Overseas Churches and Ministries declare prayer support for Beijing Shouwang Church

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

China Aid Association

Grace Chapel declares love and support for Shouwang Church!
Lexington, MA   by Pray for Beijing Shouwang Church 北京守望教会 on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 8:14am

The pastors and congregation at Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachussetts want to declare our love and support for the leaders and congregation of Shouwang Church.  We are inspired by your courage and humbled by your faith in the face of adversity and persecution.  We have enjoyed fellowship with a few of you, and can testify to your simple and sincere desire to worship and serve God freely, without harassment, intimidation, or coercion.  We will continue to pray for you and with you as you remain faithful to God's call on your lives and ministry.
Rev. Bryan Wilkerson
Senior Pastor of Grace Chapel
Lexington, MA

Rev. John Wood Senior Pastor, Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knoxville TN by Pray for Beijing Shouwang Church 北京守望教会 on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 3:28pm

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This Easter Sunday, as we celebrate with joyful freedom our Savior’s triumph over sin and death and everything that would separate us from him and from one another, let’s not forget those of our family who are being pressed and threatened simply for wanting to declare and celebrate the Gospel as freely as we do. Emblematic of such pressure is that being brought against the congregation of Beijing’s Shouwang Church, which has been locked out of it’s building, and systematically threatened and harassed as it seeks to worship out-of-doors. They have asked for our prayers, and it is an honor to stand together with them in spirit as they seek to declare along with us the glory of the risen Christ this coming Sunday.
Rev. John Wood
Senior Pastor, Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knoxville TN

Rev. Dr. Gordon Hugenberger on behalf of the leaders and members of Park Street Church, Boston MAby Pray for Beijing Shouwang Church 北京守望教会 on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 4:48pm

Park Street Church of Boston, Massachusetts, declares our support for our brothers and sisters of Shouwang Church of Beijing. We pray that as you seek to worship our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, this Easter that God would grant you favor from the authorities to be able to worship together. We have had the blessing of several of your members make our church their temporary home while they have lived in Boston, and we have heard of your faithfulness to the gospel. We admire your courage and boldness, as well as your desire to honor those in political authority. We are glad to affirm that we stand in spiritual unity with you. 

Rev. Dr. Gordon Hugenberger,
on behalf of the leaders and members of Park Street Church

Park Street Church
1 Park Street, Boston, MA, 02108
617-523-3383 (church office)

Dr. Ronald W. Scates, Senior Pastor on behalf of our entire congregation of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas TXby Pray for Beijing Shouwang Church 北京守望教会 on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11:33am

Members and friends of Shouwang Church………know that your brothers and sisters in Christ at the Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas,Texas,USA will be in fervent prayer for you,and the whole nation of China,at all six of our Easter services tomorrow.We have a Mandarin service,and our Chinese pastors are known by some of you……and that makes our solidarity with you at this time ever more real and crucial…….and makes your pain even more our pain.May the Lord protect you all…..and make a way for you…….may the light of Jesus’ grace and mercy shine through you during this tumultuous time…..and may many be drawn to the Savior as they see His light and love reflected and refracted through your lives of faithfulness and courage.We “stand” with you on our knees.May the Lord have mercy on us all…..this blessed Easter and all our days.”

Dr. Ronald W. Scates, Senior Pastor
Highland Park Presbyterian Church
3821 University Blvd
Dallas, TX  75205

Rev. Joseph W. Handley President - Asian Accessby Pray for Beijing Shouwang Church 北京守望教会 on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 3:34pm

Dear brothers and sisters at Shouwang Church,
We want you to know that we are praying for you this Easter. You have admirably served Christ throughout this whole process and have suffered as a consequence. May the Lord encourage and strengthen you for the stand you have taken to honor Him. Please know that your friends at Asian Access are praying for you. May the Risen Christ be proclaimed throughout your country during these most challenging of days.

Grace and Peace,
Rev. Joseph W. Handley
President - Asian Access

April 24 Sunday at 2:00am"Open Door Church San Mateo, a Campus of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church will stand with you and for you tomorrow morning at our Easter Sunday Services. We are committed to supporting you, our brothers and sisters in Christ who can not freely and openly worship the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Shouwang, may your courage shine as a light into this world and may your faithfulness be looked upon like a city on the hill for all the world to see. Jesus Christ has risen, He has risen indeed! May you rise with Him!"

Eric Quan, Campus Director of Open Door Church San Mateo

April 26"Many of us in Sri Lanka have been following the news about what has been happening in the Shouwang Church. We are with you in prayer that God will protect, encourage, comfort, guide and deliver you."
Ajith Fernando, National Director for Youth For Christ of Sri Lanka

Rev. Randy Pope, Senior Pastor of Perimeter Church, Atlanta GAby Pray for Beijing Shouwang Church 北京守望教会 on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 3:48pm

"The Leadership Team, Pastors, Staff, Members and Friends of our Perimeter Church Family, pray mightily for God’s protection to surround our dear brothers and sisters in Christ in the Shouwang Church of Beijing.

We humbly intercede before God on behalf of the Pastor Jin Tianming, his family and congregation, those detained and persecuted for the sake of Our Lord Jesus Christ. May God lift you up, bestow upon you new-found strength and peace beyond understanding as you remain faithful to His commands and are further compelled to share the Good News of His mercy and grace, His love and forgiveness, freely offered through His Son, our Brother, Jesus Christ, even to those who challenge you. May this same God of Moses, who delivered His people out of the land of bondage give you courage to “take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you . . . Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.’ (II Chronicles 20:17).

Our prayer is for your lives to be strengthened by the power of the Holy Spirit, and your hearts filled with joy, as your spiritual family around the world stands with you in unity and love."

Rev. Randy Pope, Senior Pastor
Staff, Officers and Congregation
Perimeter Church
Atlanta, GA


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