CHINA: Xinjiang Woman Imprisoned for Holding Bible Study

A local court in China’s western Xinjiang sentenced a Christian woman to three years in prison for holding a Bible study.

Ma Huichao, who was taken into police custody along with four other Christians when officials claimed their Bible study met without government approval, stood trial in mid-November for “gathering a crowd to disturb public order.”

Her lawyer, Li Dunyong was disallowed to plead innocent on her behalf, and she received a three-year prison sentence—which began on 30 December.

Ma does not plan to appeal.

Source: China Aid

Prayer Points

  • Ask the Lord to strengthen Ma physically, emotionally and spiritually through this ordeal.
  • Pray she may have many opportunities to share the Gospel while in prison and bring glory to the One she is suffering for.
  • Praise God for the faithful witness of Chinese Christians; pray those who belonged to Ma’s Bible study will take every opportunity to meet, to worship the Lord, learn from Scripture and pray for their friend.
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3 Responses to CHINA: Xinjiang Woman Imprisoned for Holding Bible Study

  1. Margie 5 January 2017 at 8:50 pm #

    Oh Ma ..sending you love and prayers from Australia. May His dear presence hold you and keep you safe. I pray for you to have recall of scriptures to encourage and cheer you.

    • Voice of the Martyrs 6 January 2017 at 8:40 am #

      Thanks for your prayers Margie

    • clifford 11 January 2017 at 4:38 pm #

      I pray for God’s providence over your life Ma. The joy of the Lord is our strength in Christ Jesus. May He reveal His wonderful plans to you in unexplainable ways that will give you an amazing peace and gentleness. May His Spirit show you the extraordinary love of Christ!
      I also pray that His Word speak life to you and those who are your neighbours in prison. Praise God the Father, the Son and His Spirit! Hallelujah!

      God bless you,


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