Persecution Update for June 2008: Shi Weihan, China

Chinese bookstore owner and house church leader, Shi Weihan, age 37, was arrested in November 2007.   Since he had been careful to sell only legal books, Shi was released in January 2008 due to “insufficient evidence” after much international pressure.  However, Chinese officials re-arrested Shi in March 2008 for being a “dangerous religious element.”  His gentle heart and patriotic spirit do not match the new charges against him.  In prison Shi has been denied his necessary medications.  Pray for his wife and two children. Also pray that officials will see Christ in Shi and that their hearts will be turned towards righteousness.