目前已有470人签署了中文声援,有4751人签署了英文声援。
So far 4751 people have signed the English petition, and 470 the Chinese petition.

Friday, January 27, 2012

旅居加拿大的基督徒女商人因探访北京守望教会和山西临汾金灯台教会遭国安绑架虐待殴打

对华援助协会   2012年01月26日

旅居加拿大,在美加中之间经商的中国基督徒女商人陈萍(Jenny Chen)女士,在去年下半年回国经商期间,因圣诞节元旦期间探访受到迫害的北京守望教会和山西临汾金灯台教会,遭国安绑架虐待殴打,被迫提前离境来到美国洛杉矶。身心遭受严重伤害。

clip_image002陈 女士去年(2011年)在网上看到北京守望家庭教会和山西临汾家庭教会因信仰遭受严重逼迫后,决定携女儿前去北京山西两地实地探访这些因信仰受迫害的弟兄 姊妹。陈姊妹于2011年圣诞节前,在北京在国保监视下前去探访了被软禁在家8个多月的北京守望教会主任牧师金天明。此外,她还前往山西临汾家庭教会所建 的金灯堂前,亲眼目睹武警公安出动装甲车包围该教堂,封锁路面,关闭通往教会店铺并且阻止信徒前去庆祝圣诞节的聚会的现场。陈姊妹了解到,这种封锁从 2009年9月遭打规模逼迫以来,一直持续至今。行程中,陈姊妹一直受到便衣跟踪威胁。2012年元旦当天,陈女士也和女儿一起前去参加守望教会的户外崇 拜。

新年探访守望教会记

日期:2012年1月2日   供稿人:Jenny Chen   地点:北京

(对华援助协会注:供稿人是海外华人基督徒学者)

clip_image0022012 年的元月伊始,每个人都做好了迎接新年第一天的准备。北京守望教会的弟兄姐妹们却又一次的失望了。每个人都求祷在新的一年里,政府可以允许到堂内敬拜,教 友们可以有自己的地方聚会,祈祷,传播福音。可是在万象更新的第一天,每颗充满希望的心,又沉了下去。

教会的弟兄姐妹 不得不又在1月1日到户外敬拜。敬拜的时间是8点半,我们匆匆赶到了平台,可是无奈警察在8点钟就已经把所有前往平台的弟兄姐妹们逮捕了。平台上空空如 也,只有一个穿红色外衣的人站在不显眼的角落里用摄像机警惕地捕捉着什么,所有经过平台的人,都被他摄入其中。平台四周所有的通路都被警察用绿色帷幔围 挡,而几辆警车就停在平台的旁边,他们伺机等候着抓捕。我们用手机抓拍了几张相片,就绕到平台旁边的新东方大厦里,希望可以从大厦找到通道上到平台。

Thursday, January 26, 2012

治委会特别报告:“有关下一阶段主日敬拜的决定”

北京守望教会

主日报告事项(2012年1月15日)

治委会特别报告:“有关下一阶段主日敬拜的决定”【请参看附件】

二. 通知

本主日聚会时间、地点:治委会决定在教会能够回到室内之前主日崇拜继续在户外[请参看治委会“有关下一阶段主日敬拜的决定”], 1月15主日户外崇拜时间地点不变:

A. 时间:早上8:30;

B. 地点:中关村广场三层平台;

Special Announcement on this Coming Sunday Service by Shouwang Church Governing Committee - Jan 13 2012

Decision on Sunday Worship Service on the Next Stage

  I. Notifications
  1. Time and location of this coming Sunday Service: The church governing committee decided that Shouwang church will continue to have outdoor worship service before we can have indoor gatherings [please see Decision on Sunday Worship Service on the Next Stage]. Time and location remain the same for Sunday service on January 15.
               A.           Time: 8:30 am
                B.           Location: The third platform at Zhongguancun Square

Shouwang Ranked 6 in Top 10 stories of Christian persecution in 2011 by Compass Direct News

Read full article: http://canadianchristianity.com/author/compass-direct-news/

6 – Shouwang Church Members Arrested Weekly in China

One of the largest unregistered Protestant churches in Beijing was subjected to weekly arrests when it began worshipping outdoors on April 10, after authorities pressured landlords to keep them out of their purchased and rented properties. Leaders of the 1,000-member church said the landlord of their venue had been under mounting pressure from authorities to terminate the lease, and the government also prevented the church from using the premises it had purchased in late 2009. Shouwang had paid 27 million yuan, or about US$4 million, for the second floor of the Daheng Science and Technology Tower in northwest Beijing’s Zhongguancun area. Authorities interfered, and the property developer refused to hand the key over to the church.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

身影——记亲爱的可爱的恩平师母

(一)

2011119祷告会,师母分享《在基督里建立自己建立别人建立教会》,教导我们牧师以前讲给她的一句话“要按将来的样式看待弟兄姊妹” ——
 
犹记 那一刻
指停唇边的甜美
爽洁的笑声
盈溢的喜乐
还有 那一句
“按将来的样式看待人”
纠改了我
论断的视线

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Christmas marked by hostility for many Christians

Christian Today/ Jan 6, 2012
Christmas 2011 was not so much a time of peace and joy but violence and hostility for many Christians around the world, the international director of Barnabas Fund has said.

Dr Patrick Sookhdeo is asking Christians to pray for believers who experienced attacks, intimidation or detention during the festive season.

Christmas Day attacks on churches in Nigeria killed at least 50 people. Islamic militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were condemned by the international community and reported widely in the media.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

48 Chinese Christians detained New Year's Day

Members of Shouwang Church in Beijing have been meeting outdoors since April, and now they face harsh winter weather. Local authorities have forbidden landlords from renting meeting space to the church, and more than 1,000 church members have been detained in the 38 weeks of outdoor services.  Photo by China Aid. 
BEIJING (Baptist Press Jan 3 2012) -- Beijing authorities detained 48 members of a large persecuted house church on New Year's Day, marking a total of more than 1,000 church members who have been taken into police custody during the church's 38 weeks of attempting to hold outdoor worship services.
"By arbitrarily detaining peaceful religious believers in the capital city on the first day of 2012, Beijing authorities show that they are determined to continue their crackdown on independent religious groups in the coming year," Bob Fu, president of China Aid, said.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Chinese Authorities Again Deny Facility to Shouwang Church

By Compass Direct News Jan 03, 2012
Authorities in China again thwarted efforts by Shouwang Church to lease a worship facility at the year’s end, and the Beijing congregation again met outdoors on Sunday (Jan. 1) – resulting in the arrest of 48 members, sources said.

“The church tried three times to rent thee different venues, but it was all to no avail because of the authorities’ intervention,” a source close to the church told Compass. “On Dec. 17, Shouwang signed a rental contract with a landlord for its new indoor worship venue. Two days later, the church’s books and some other belongings were moved into the new rented space.”

In the days that followed, however, the landlord terminated the contract due to pressure from “the local police station, the housing management office and leaders of various government agencies,” church leaders announced to members on Dec. 23.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

北京守望教會元旦崇拜無處 新業主受壓解除租約

原訂今年元旦恢復室內聚會的北京守望教會,因官方阻撓仍要到中關村廣場聚會,逾四十人被當局帶走,大部份在廿四小時後獲釋。據消息指,該會近日租用的三個室內場地,均因當局干涉而相繼無法使用。有香港的內地教會觀察員指,當局似乎有意藉阻撓室內聚會來施垮守望教會。

而據守望教會治理委員會於去年十二月廿五日聖誕節向會友發出的特別報告指,為了聖誕節後教會能進入室內一同敬拜,治委會委派幾位弟兄姊妹尋找適合的聚會場所,並於十七日簽訂租賃協議,十九日將教會的圖書及物品搬進那場所。但這兩天合同方因受到所屬派出所、房管所和各方領導來的壓力,強烈提出解約。守望教會多次表達不願解除合約亦不果。

與此同時,有消息指北京當地另一間非登記教會,亦碰到無法進入新租主日崇拜場所的情況,有關租約、訂金原已全部辦妥,裝修亦已完成。該會目前使用的場所將於年底到期。

至於守望教會去年十二月廿五日最後一次的戶外崇拜,有消息指當天政府出動大量警車,將中關村集會地點團團圍住。當局還準備了滅火用具,氣氛緊張。有消息指,警方擔心最後一次戶外崇拜的人數會暴增。

中國政教關係的探戈與馬拉松 香港座談會回顧北京守望教會戶外崇拜事件

邢福增(潘樂敏攝)
潘樂敏

自去年四月開始,北京守望教會的戶外崇拜已持續逾卅八個星期。他們在十二月廿一日發表特別報告,表示在十二月廿五日舉行最後一次戶外崇拜。而基督教中國宗教文化研究社及時代論壇為探討守望教會一事反映的中國政教關係新局面,於去年十二月十六日晚上合辦「困境與出路:中國政教關係的新探戈」講座,假聖公會諸聖座堂舉行,由香港中文大學崇基學院神學院副教授邢福增教授及美國普度大學社會學系教授、《中國宗教的三色市場》作者楊鳳崗教授主講,近五十人出席。

今期《時代論壇》專題報道是次講座的內容重點,以下為部分內容:

Friday, January 6, 2012

守望教会网络期刊2012年1月刊

简讯
2012 年 1 月 5 日

1、2011年12月25日,是守望教会户外敬拜的第38个主日。除了被限制在家中的弟兄姊妹外,至少还有39位弟兄姊妹在平台前或在去平台敬拜的路上被带走(其中包括新树教会的一位姊妹)。具体见《12月25日教会户外敬拜通报》

2、随着圣诞主日的结束,自去年4月10日以来的户外敬拜告一段落,治委会决定进入室内场所聚会并为此租赁了地方。但由于教会为1月1日主日室内敬拜租赁的三个场所相继被相关部门干涉无法使用,这个主日教会只好在中关村广场三层平台户外敬拜,共有49位弟兄姊妹在平台前或在去平台敬拜的路上被带走。。具体见《1月1日教会户外敬拜通报》。

3、守望教会圣诞节洗礼于2012年1月1日晚举行,共有20名弟兄姊妹受洗,在教会艰难的时候,我们为他们感恩,求主亲自带领他们前面的道路,与他们同在!

4、1月2日,王传亮弟兄、马春樱姊妹举行婚礼,结为百年之好。

5、1月5日,赵周/科丽夫妇喜得一子,取名赵之道。

Thursday, January 5, 2012

这就是弟兄姐妹 - 搬家的感动

相关报道:http://www.helpsw.org/2012/01/1225.html

By Mercy

那天是周一,我去教会参加祷告会,结束之后给wuddy电话,说在搬家,去陪伴一下吧。

跟着DD姊妹走到西屋,DD说要带我们走近道,电梯坏掉了,只能走楼梯往上爬,爬楼梯的期间,我看到每一个弟兄肩膀上都扛着板凳,我真是太感动了,对每一个迎面碰到的弟兄说:”哈哈,蚂蚁搬家,真是太棒了。”弟兄多数回复我说:”哇,是啊,这个比喻太形象了。”
扛起就走

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Beijing Shouwang Church Announcement on January 1st Outdoor Worship Service - 39 Week

Dear brothers and sisters:

Peace in the Lord! The outdoor worship service of Shouwang Church since April 10, 2011 came to an end on December 25, 2011. The church governing committee thus decided to have indoor Sunday service, and rented a place for indoor gathering. However, all of the three places the church rented for Sunday service on January 1 cannot be used for indoor gathering since the government interferes. Therefore, the church decided to have outdoor worship service on the third platform of Zhongguancun Square.

As far as we know, on Sunday morning, at least forty-nine believers were taken away for going to the planned location to join the outdoor service, either at the spot or on their way there. Except some individuals were released on the way, most believers were sent to thirteen local police stations of their respective area. Till midnight, forty believers were released home, and the other nine believers were still under detention in five different police stations. The last two believers, detained at Zhongguancun Street police station, were not released till 1:00am on January 3.

The government has been trying to prevent Shouwang from having indoor worship service through all kinds of means, pressing the landlord or the owner of places we rented to cancel the lease contract, and even claims that it is impossible for Shouwang to rent a meeting place for gathering as a whole church. However, the church will continue to make efforts to gather indoors. May the Lord open a way for his church, so that we can worship indoors together soon, and that co-workers and believers who are under house arrest can have freedom soon.

May peace and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the mercy and love of Father God, and the console and guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, be with each brother and sister of Shouwang Church and all the churches who remember Shouwang Church in prayers, from this time on and forevermore! Amen.

Beijing Shouwang Church
01/03/2012

北京守望教会2012年1月1日户外敬拜通报

主内平安!随着圣诞主日的结束,自去年4月10日以来的户外敬拜告一段落,治委会决定进入室内场所聚会并为此租赁了地方。但由于教会为1月1日主日室内敬拜租赁的三个场所相继被相关部门干涉无法使用,本主日教会决定在中关村广场三层平台户外敬拜。

据我们统计,这个主日至少有49位弟兄姊妹在平台前或在去平台敬拜的路上被带走。除个别弟兄姊妹在路上被释放外,其余绝大多数弟兄姊妹被分别送往各自所在片区的13个派出所。截止到1月2日凌晨2点,已有40位弟兄姊妹被释放回家;其余9位弟兄姊妹仍然被关在不同的5个派出所中。最后2位被关在中关村大街派出所的姊妹于3日凌晨1点多被释放。

尽管政府相关部门以给房东或业主施压解除租赁合同的方式对教会进入室内敬拜多方加以阻拦,甚至表示不可能让守望租一个场所整体聚会,但教会还会做进入室内敬拜的努力。求主为祂的教会开出路,使我们早日能够进入室内一同敬拜,使仍被限制在家中的同工及弟兄姊妹能早日恢复人身自由。

愿我们主耶稣基督的恩惠和平安、天父上帝的慈爱和怜悯、圣灵保惠师的感动、更新与引导,常与每一位守望教会的弟兄姊妹以及各处挂念守望教会并为守望教会祷告的弟兄姊妹同在!阿们!

北京守望教会
2012年1月3日

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

房东三次毁约,守望教会何去何从?

编者按:12月19日,守望的事工部带领诗班的弟兄姊妹们连夜搬家,将所有的家具和图书运到新租的聚会地点。不料西屋国际的一部电梯因发生故障不能起降,需要用“蚂蚁搬家“的方式将所有的椅子走楼梯,搬到楼下装车运走。事工部临时调来海淀区附近的小组,紧急支援搬家。很不幸地是大家幸苦一夜,将家具搬到新的场地,房东因为各方压力,竟然毁约不租,弟兄们幸苦一场又要等待教会的通知。这些家具又将被搬往何处,教会何去何从?请海内外弟兄姐妹们紧急代祷,求全能的上帝为神自己的教会开门!

原本只是小范围通知了诗班的弟兄来帮忙,但临时电梯坏了,人手远远不够

Sunday, January 1, 2012

北京守望教会元旦再次被逼户外敬拜,数十人遭软禁抓捕

对华援助协会  2012年 01月01日

Pastor Jin Mingri Shouwang 2北京当局新年第一天继续迫害家庭教会。在守望教会善意表达愿意停止户外聚会回到室内聚会不到一周,当局连续迫使三个签约出租聚会点毁约,守望教会再次被逼到户外聚会。

2012年的元旦周日,守望的弟兄姐妹们又有40多人被抓走,周五开始好多人被软禁,不能离开家。截止发稿为止,部分信徒仍然在派出所关押中。(资料图片:2009年11月01日守望教会被逼在户外风雪中敬拜;金天明牧师讲道)

据悉,截至当地时间(2012-01-01)晚10点,守望教会元旦被关押的48人,已经有30人被释放,其他人可能要被迫在警局过夜。

本协会将作进一步的报道。

Beijing Shouwang Church Announcement on Planning 2012 First Sunday Service by Church Governing Committee

Worship Plan on this Coming Sunday (01-01-2012) Service by Church Governing Committee

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The outdoor worship service of Shouwang Church since April 10, 2011 has come to an end on December 25, 2011. We first want to offer our thanksgiving to God. Glory be to our God, for he has been protecting us and guiding us till this day during this period of outdoor worship service. We also pray that God will continue to open a way for us. After December 25, Shouwang Church has been trying to find an indoor gathering place, but met obstacles. We signed lease contract with two places, but all got canceled by the landlords as the government gave them pressure, so we won’t be able to gather at these two places. We then made effort to rent a new place, and we need to look to God’s mercy and help to gather at this place.
 
Sunday Service on January 1, 2012:

We temporarily are having one indoor service on Sunday
Time: 8:30-10:30 am
Location: Beijing Parkview Wuzhou, 8 North St Huan Zhong Road

北京守望教会治委会就2012年第一个主日敬拜的安排预报


随着2011年12月25日主日的结束,2011年4月10日以来的守望教会户外敬拜已经告一段落。我们首先在神面前献上感恩,愿荣耀归给他,因祂在这八个月的户外敬拜期间一直守护并带领我们直到今日。我们也恳求神在前面继续为我们开路。12月25日之后,教会要尽力进入室内场所聚会,但遇到拦阻,近期内我们先后租赁签约了两个场地,但在有关部门的介入下,房东都被迫与我们取消了合同,使得我们不能使用这些场地。经过努力我们又租到一处新的地方,我们依然要来仰望神的怜悯和帮助,求祂保守我们能够使用这里。
 
关于2012年1月1日的主日崇拜安排如下:
一、室内主日敬拜暂时调整为一堂崇拜
时间:8:30-10:30
地点:鸟巢东边北四环边北京五洲皇冠假日大酒店;
二、若室内场所被干涉不能使用我们只能选择户外聚会,具体安排如下:
若在周六晚6:00前我们就确认室内场所被干涉无法使用,则教会会通知大家进行户外敬拜:
1)      时间:早上8:30,只有一堂;
2)      地点:中关村广场三层平台;
在主日到达我们租用的室内场所时发现不能使用,则直接在所租用场所附近进行户外。