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
- 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.