Dear brothers and sisters:
Peace in the Lord! On this past Sunday, we held the thirty-eighth outdoor worship service of this year. Beijing is enjoying a bright autumn, and the weather is wonderful. As far as we know, including the sister detained at a hotel on Friday, at least twenty-two believers were taken away from locations near the platform or from other places. Ten believers were released after they were taken away from the platform. The rest of them were mainly detained at Zhongguancun Street police station, and were released one after another before 14:30pm on Sunday afternoon.
We give thanks to our God. Last year, we held 38 outdoor services. And this year, without even noticing it, we have already had 38 outdoor services so far. When we started to hold outdoor service, we never expected that we would keep holding it for 38 weeks, not even to say another 38 weeks. Indeed, the LORD knows us; we won’t be able to persevere through such a long period of time without Him sustaining us with His might hands. Therefore, we believe that our LORD is still with His church, and is going to manifest His glorious work through our weakness. We pray that God will listen to our prayers in unity. We fast and pray: “Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you.” (Psalms 33:22)
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