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Beijing Shouwang Church Announcement on Outdoor Worship Service on August 12, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dear brothers and sisters:

Peace in the Lord! On this past Sunday, we held the thirty-third outdoor worship service of this year. The weather remains sunny and hot. As far as we know, on Sunday morning, besides the sister who was taken to be detained at a hotel on Friday, at least twenty-one believers were taken away fr om locations near the platform for attending the outdoor service. They were then sent to four different local police stations. Eight believers were released by noon, and the rest of them were released one after another on Sunday afternoon. However, an elder sister detained at Olympic Village police station was not released until 14:00 pm on Monday—after more than twenty-four hours detainment. May God remember this elder sister and other believers who attended the outdoor worship service.

In the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, Daniel once “prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously.” No matter how difficult our challenges are, may we be like Daniel in praying and giving thanks before our God, as we had done previously. No matter under what circumstance, we believe that God will be with his faithful children to reveal his faithfulness and grace, so we are not afraid of the price we might have to pay.

May peace and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the mercy and love of Father God, and the console and guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, be with each brother and sister of Shouwang Church and all the churches who remember Shouwang Church in prayers, from this time on and forevermore! Amen.

Beijing Shouwang Church

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