CHENGDU, China — Four believers in China are using police occupation of their dwelling as an opportunity to share the gospel and to show kindness, according to the human rights group China Aid.
Deacon Xu Jiale and wife Qin Ningping, who live in Chengdu Qingyang District, took into their home Shen Bing and wife Li Xiaofeng, who had recently been expelled from their own home. Both couples attend Early Rain Covenant Church, the report states.
National security officers then forcibly moved into Deacon Xu’s home to discourage Shen and Li from staying. Surveillance cameras also were installed at the home’s entrance.
Responding with kindness
The two couples share the gospel with the officers on duty each day and respond to them with meekness and kindness, the report says. After an officer fell asleep at the dining room table one cold night, Li put a jacket over him for warmth.
China is No. 17 on Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List of places most difficult to be a Christian.