Chen Wensheng has gained a reputation as a ‘Gospel warrior’ for his evangelistic work. After this former drug addict came to faith in Christ, he zealously desired to spread the wonderful news of the miraculous freedom he had experienced.
Following examples of the disciples in the Bible, he travelled to many towns and cities preaching the Gospel and holding crosses with thought-provoking slogans such as “Glorious Saviour”, “Repent”, “Believe” and “Saved”.
As a result of his ongoing efforts, Chen became well known to Chinese Communist Party officials. In June, the enthusiastic evangelist was approached by a national security agent who confronted Chen about his proclamation of the Gospel to more than 1,000 people. The agent then showed him a news report from a foreign organisation about his evangelistic work. Convinced that there was a support team behind Chen, the agent further questioned him. In response, the Christian worker quoted the words of Luke 21:15:
“…for I (the Lord) will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.”
So far, throughout 2021, Chen has been detained six times. On September 26th, officers took him to the police station to prevent him from attending a Sunday service. They hoped he would give up spreading the Gospel, but instead he shared the message with the officers. As a result, he was detained for a duration of 15 days. Upon his release on 11 October, he posted the following social media message: “Hallelujah! Thank You, God, for Your grace and presence. Thank you (friends) for your prayers … Now I can go out to spread the Gospel again."
Praise God for Chen’s dedicated ministry service and his heart of compassion towards the spiritually lost.
Thank the Lord for Chen’s release and pray for the Lord’s leading as he continues his impassioned outreach.
As Chen follows the example of the disciples, pray other Believers in China (and around the world) may be emboldened to follow Chen’s example.
Source: ChinaAid, Voice of the Martyrs AU