From VOM:Chinese police have stopped people on the streets and taken the bands off their wrists. Some have been interrogated and arrested; at least three families were evicted from their homes. To the government, the prayer band is a symbol of revolution.
We thank everyone across the U.S. and around the world who answered the call to wear a "Pray for China" prayer band and pray during the Olympics. Your willingness to stand with Chinese house church Christians encouraged them as they also wore prayer bands and prayed for their country. Their commitment came with a cost.
Yet, house church Christians refuse to be intimidated. They say that prayer for China is even more critical now that the world is no longer watching. Persecution has increased.
A well-known house church leader was held 11 days by police, who accused him of having an "illegal business operation" for distributing prayer bands free of charge.
Yet, he is not afraid. He told us: "The police can stop us from wearing the prayer bands, but they can’t stop us from praying. Many Chinese brothers and sisters are still wearing the prayer bands without fear."
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