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WSJ: The Long Reach of Pastor Bob Fu

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Wall Street Journal   June 14, 2012, 4:41 p.m. ET

"The Weekend Interview With Bob Fu" (June 2) by Mary Kissel is timely and appropriate. To my mind, he is just as much of a hero as Chen Guangcheng, the blind activist who, after a harrowing escape from his home, was finally allowed to leave China for study in America. It was due to Pastor Bob Fu's many connections through his ChinaAid foundation that he was able to arrange the amazing and unprecedented direct phone conversations between Mr. Chen and members of Congress.

The citizens of Midland, Texas, are also to be commended for inviting Mr. Fu to their city, which has turned out to be the perfect setting for his courageous efforts to assist the many persecuted Christians in China, his homeland.

Mr. Fu had participated in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 and had once had his own illegal underground church in China. He and his wife were forced to leave China when they learned of their impending arrest for practicing Christianity.

Anna C. Kim


A version of this article appeared June 15, 2012, on page A12 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: The Long Reach of Pastor Bob Fu.

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"Bob Fu has dedicated his life to bringing freedom of religion to the Chinese people. His story is a testimony to the power of faith and an inspiration to people struggling to break free from oppression."
—Mrs. Laura Bush

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