An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao of Taiyuan Zion Reformed Church officially arrested

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Minister An Yankui with his family
(Photo: ChinaAid source)

(Fenyang, Shanxi Province—January 6, 2022) The wife of An Yankui received a notice of arrest for Preacher An Yankui, sent out on December 28th by the Fenyang Public Security Bureau. The notice stated: Arrested approved by Fenyang City People’s Procuratorate, Department 2 [2021] No. Z14, at 10:00 on December 28, 2021, our bureau executed the arrest of An Yankui on suspicion of illegally crossing the national border; he is currently detained at the Xiaoyi City Detention Center.


Guo Juan, the wife of Zhang Chenghao, member of Taiyuan Zion Reformed Church, also received a notice of Zhang Chenghao’s arrest from the Fenyang City Public Security Bureau. Zhang Chenghao and An Yankui had the same charges and were arrested on the same day and detained in the same detention center. On the same day, Zhang Ligong and five other members of Taiyuan Zion Reformed Church in Fenyang had their trial opened; they were charged on suspicion of “illegally crossing national borders.”


A few days ago, An Yankui’s wife, Yao Congya, and her lawyer went to the Xiaoyi City Detention Center to deliver daily necessities to preacher An Yankui. However, authorities refused the meeting on the grounds of the pandemic. Previously, Zhang Chenghao’s wife Guo Juan and his lawyer had also gone to the Xiaoyi Detention Center to deliver clothes. The lawyer applied for a meeting but was told that Zhang Chenghao’s case involved national security and state secrets. The unit in charge of Mr. Zhang’s case then issued a letter prohibiting any meetings. The two wives were also summoned, and their homes were raided after their husbands’ arrests. To this day, their mobile phones, computers, and other personal belongings have not been returned.

Zhang Chenghao and his wife Guo Juan
(Photo: ChinaAid source)

After receiving the notice of arrest, An Yankui’s wife posted Matthew 24:12-14 on her social media:


The increase in lawlessness is the sole reason why people’s kind hearts have grown gradually cold. Only those who endure to the end will be saved. The gospel of the kingdom of heaven will be preached all over the globe, as a testimony to all peoples, and then the end will come. (Chinese Union Version)


Guo Juan sent out a prayer of intercession: 


Today, Sister Ya and I received the arrest notices of preacher An and Chenghao, respectively. Thank God for sending us gifts on the approaching New Year’s Day, and we ask the Lord’s grace to shine upon everyone as always.


~Yu Bing, ChinaAid Special Correspondent

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