Today, I come to you asking desperately for your prayers. “Jason” is a young Chinese Christian living here in the USA. He has been sending material to his aunt in China regarding the problems with the Three-Self Church, and the government circulated “Union Bible.” This young man has been sending her material for several years and his aunt has been distributing it to the people in her church.
The last week of July, her church in China was raided. “Jason’s” aunt was beaten and arrested, along with several other people in the church. The material that “Jason” had been sending to his aunt was found by the authorities of the Chinese government during that raid; the Chinese government considers this material to be anti-government (e.g. treasonous). They view it as such because the Three-Self Church is government-run and the only legal protestant church in China, and the “Union Bible” is printed by the Chinese government and is the only Chinese Bible that is allowed in China.
“Jason” has received word that he is required to return to China from the USA before Sept. 30 to face charges related to the materials he has been sending to China. Upon his arrival, it is assumed that he will be arrested and sent to trial. It is possible that he will be executed if he is found guilty of anti-government activities – which is most likely.
Please help us pray that he can be granted religious asylum here in the USA. The Chinese government is attempting to force him to return to China to face criminal charges, while the only “crime” he is guilty of is trying to help his aunt know the truth about the Bible they are forced to use and the beliefs of the church that they are forced to attend in China.
please help us help Jason http://www.internationalhumanitarianaid.org
[Dan Scalf was part of the Reagan Revolution in Washington State in the ’80s]