Early Rain Church Not Connected with ECC

CHICAGO, IL (December 21, 2018) – The Evangelical Covenant Church in the United States has no connection with the Early Rain Evangelical Covenant Church, which is suffering a crackdown from the Chinese government, said Al Tizon, executive minister of Serve Globally.

The government has arrested more than 160 members and the pastor of the church since early December. Pastor Wang Yi has been charged with “inciting subversion of state power.”

According to news reports, the church building has been closed, and some of the recent arrests have occurred while members were meeting in homes.

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Stan Friedman is the news and online editor for the Covenant Companion and is grateful for the opportunity to serve in a job that combines his newspaper and pastoral ministry experience. He has been to 15 Bruce Springsteen concerts in four cities and listened to “Thunder Road” an average of at least once a day for 41 years.

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  1. We may not have an ecclesiastical connection. We certainly should have a prayer connection with our brothers and sisters in Christ!

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