U.S. Churches Organize to Help Persecuted Christians Escape China

In 1620, the Mayflower carried dozens of Protestant Christians fleeing religious persecution in England to the American colonies. The image displays a replica ship, Mayflower II, at the State Pier in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 2006. (Wikimedia Commons)

In 1620, the Mayflower carried dozens of Protestant Christians fleeing religious persecution in England to the American colonies. Today, American churches mobilize to help dozens of believers escape persecution in China.

“Every week, [a] private Christian school based in Dallas [has] been teaching the children virtually, and they are collecting support financially. China Aid [is] leading the diplomatic effort to try to find a solution for the U.S. government to resettle them,” China Aid’s Bob Fu says.

“We call them the modern-day Mayflower church.”

A coalition of ministries, including China Aid and Voice of the Martyrs Canada, is working tirelessly to secure freedom for the Mayflower church. Want to help? Add your name to a petition seeking U.S. resettlement for this group of persecuted believers.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Ask the Lord to comfort members of the Mayflower church and give them peace, as they await decisions beyond their control.
  • Pray for wisdom for each organization and individual advocating on their behalf.