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  • Lingling, it's the New Year.

  • Did your mom and dad buy you new clothing?

  • Look! This is the clothing my parents gave me.

  • Her parents don't want her, she's a street urchin.

  • That's ridiculous! I'm not a street urchin! I'm not!

  • Oh, you're back already.

  • Grandma

  • Lingling,

  • what's wrong?

  • Do you miss your mom?

  • Lingling, don't be upset.

  • Here, come sit with me.

  • Grandma, (Yes?)

  • where have my mom and dad gone?

  • Are they going to come back this year?

  • Lingling, you're sensible.

  • The police are looking everywhere for your parents

  • because of their beliefs and faith.

  • They cannot come back.

  • So then, we should pray for them, okay?

  • Grandma, (Yeah.)

  • why do they wanna arrest believers like us?

  • The CCP hates God more than anything,

  • so they also hate us believers

  • and arrest Christians everywhere.

  • They dispatch a lot of people to track us, to watch us,

  • so they can arrest whoever believes in God.

  • Lingling, you need to be careful out there.

  • Do not talk openly about our faith. (Mm.)

  • Grandma, (Mm?)

  • at school, the teachers are always asking us if we have believers in our families,

  • and they said to tell them if my parents ever end up coming back.

  • Lingling, your teacher is being used by the CCP.

  • They wanna know where your parents are to arrest them.

  • Don't fall for it, okay?

  • Be good!

  • Grandma, this reminds me of

  • Lingling, you're very good!

  • Come, why don't you help me with dinner?

  • I'll make something really good for you.

  • Be quiet!

  • Come here!

  • Foot!

  • Coat?

  • What's wrong with your coat? Are you cold?

  • My foot!

  • Oh, it's dark, I couldn't see.

  • You're useless!

  • Get over here!

  • Why are we here in the middle of the night?

  • It's a stakeout.

  • A stakeout?

  • We're tailing someone.

  • Oh, so that's it!

  • See?

  • We're watching Xu Huilin's house, they believe in God.

  • That's what Chief Ma said to do.

  • Belief in God?

  • I heard someone who murdered people and escaped,

  • and the police didn't try hard to catch him.

  • Why would the Party care so much about getting believers in God?

  • You don't get it.

  • The Party hates believers above everything,

  • so if they insist on believing,

  • don't they have to be arrested?

  • The Party is the boss of China,

  • they can arrest whoever they want.

  • Their orders are the law!

  • Who dares oppose them?

  • Oh, so they're just like you.

  • In our village,

  • anyone who doesn't listen to you won't have an easy time!

  • You know, they say it's called "egotistical."

  • But those with me prosper,

  • those against me die.

  • Get it?

  • Yes, yes!

  • Hey, do you think those two are coming back today?

  • Doesn't matter. We have to keep watch!

  • What is that saying?

  • On the holidays you particularly think of

  • your dearest things!

  • Your dearest things?

  • Isn't it your dear ones?

  • Whatever!

  • Okay, and whatever.

  • This is the New Year,

  • I can't believe they won't come back.

  • I heard that Chief Ma has been after them for two years without getting them.

  • If they had been arrested,

  • would we have this kind of opportunity?

  • The central government has issued a confidential document

  • to strengthen the suppression of religions,

  • particularly The Church of Almighty God.

  • We're on a stakeout for believers,

  • this is the Party's directive.

  • So, are we government employees now?

  • The Party is backing us, that's strong support!

  • This is going to be our lucky break, my friend!

  • Chief Ma said

  • that Xu Huilin and her husband

  • are core members of The Church of Almighty God.

  • If they were caught,

  • we'd get a lot more money than from our midnight cattle rustling!

  • Right? How much would it be?

  • This much.

  • 5000 Yuan?

  • No.

  • 50,000!

  • Oh my gosh, then if we

  • Quiet!

  • Lingling, I'm going to dump the water.

  • I'll go with you.

  • Okay, let's go.

  • Lingling, go on in, it's cold. (Mm.)

  • Come on.

  • What are you doing?

  • What's wrong?

  • You're trying to suffocate me!

  • Be quiet!

  • I'm just afraid we'll be caught.

  • Get out of here!

  • Dammit!

  • It's really unlucky,

  • I got a mouthful of water and it's all

  • seasoned.

  • What's that smell?

  • Hey, boss.

  • Take off your jacket!

  • What do you mean?

  • I told you to take off your jacket!

  • What is it?

  • Hurry up!

  • Boboboss, what will I wear?

  • Go home and change!

  • You idiot!

  • Ah, my waiting has finally paid off!

  • Well, is her husband here?

  • No, I'll wait a little longer.

  • Lingling, let's eat.

  • Mm.

  • Huilin!

  • Mom! (Mom!)

  • Lingling!

  • Lingling.

  • Huilin.

  • Mom, you're finally back!

  • Let me see you, Lingling.

  • You've grown so much!

  • Don't cry. Please don't cry. (Huilin.)

  • Come and sit down.

  • Mom. (Sit down, please!)

  • Huilin. (Mom.)

  • Why did you come back?

  • I have some things to take care of,

  • and I wanted to see you two.

  • Mom, (Yes?)

  • have you been okay these last two years?

  • Fine, I've had God's care and protection.

  • Lingling is a good kid,

  • and she does really well in school.

  • Now, she's learning to sing and to praise God.

  • Lingling is a good kid!

  • Mama, Grandma and I are fine.

  • Our aunts and uncles who are believers come to see us all the time.

  • I really miss you and Daddy.

  • When are we going to be able to spend New Year's together as a family?

  • We're such a good family,

  • but the CCP ripped us apart.

  • It's a sign of these troubling times!

  • Thinking of you two running from place to place,

  • not able to come home,

  • I just really feel honestly so terrible.

  • I'm always worried about you being tracked and arrested by the police.

  • Mom, we're fine.

  • We're fine.

  • But then I read God's words, saying:

  • Yes, thank God! (Thank God!)

  • Almighty God's words give me confidence and strength.