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  • During the last days,

  • God has once again become flesh in the Eastin China.

  • In 1991,

  • Almighty God, Christ of the last days, formally took up His ministry.

  • Since then, Almighty God has expressed millions of words

  • and carried out the work of judgment beginning from the house of God.

  • God's sheep hear His voice.

  • The people of various sects and denominations

  • who loved the truth and yearned for God's appearance,

  • have recognized that Almighty God's words are the truth,

  • and that this is the voice of God.

  • They believed that Almighty God was the return of the Lord Jesus,

  • and one by one they came before Almighty God.

  • The appearance and work of Almighty God sparked panic in the CCP.

  • The CCP issued numerous secret documents

  • and mobilized the armed police and the army

  • to maniacally oppress and eradicate the Church.

  • The whole of mainland China rained blood,

  • dark clouds descended,

  • and there was universal outrage and indignation.

  • Today, the Christians of all the house churches,

  • particularly those of The Church of Almighty God,

  • are experiencing even more brutal and bloody persecution by the CCP government.

  • These Christians' bloodshed and loss of life

  • are like a song of victory over the forces of Satan,

  • and tell the grisly tale of Chinese Christians' persecution.

  • One day in March, 1998, deep in the night,

  • the moon shone dimly and the night wind blew fiercely.

  • A dog's barking shattered the mountain village's peace.

  • Suddenly, more than 10 dark figures climbed over a wall into a farmer's home.

  • After prying open the door,

  • they overturned furniture and searched every corner, just like burglars.

  • What were they looking for?

  • The next day

  • when Yang Jing'en and his wife Li Xinyi,

  • Christians from The Church of Almighty God,

  • returned from her mother's house,

  • they saw their home had been ransacked, that it was a mess.

  • They were baffled.

  • They learned from one of their cousins

  • that the plainclothes police had broken into their home,

  • coming to secretly arrest them.

  • This made the couple extremely angry.

  • They only believed in God and spread the gospel of the kingdom

  • and had not done anything illegal.

  • Why would the CCP government want to arrest them?

  • To avoid this, they left home that same night.

  • Yang Jing'en is from Qingzhou City in Shandong Province.

  • He came to believe in the Lord Jesus in 1996.

  • In February 1998,

  • he and his wife Li Xinyi investigated and realized

  • that Almighty God is the Lord Jesus returned.

  • They accepted Almighty God's work of the last days

  • and enthusiastically shared and bore witness to the gospel of the kingdom.

  • As the gospel spread

  • many true believers in the area accepted Almighty God.

  • This drew the attention of police.

  • Before long, the police listed them as wanted people.

  • His wife advised him to leave the area to avoid the danger,

  • but he couldn't bear to leave.

  • His daughter was just 4 months old,

  • and his wife was very weak after giving birth.

  • They needed his care.

  • But to avoid the CCP's arrest and persecution,

  • he had no choice but to leave his family and his home.

  • After he left, Li Xinyi hid at her parents' home.

  • But the police were still looking for them everywhere.

  • She had to go into hiding.

  • She lived every single day in fear.

  • Seeing her soundly sleeping child made Li Xinyi's heart ache.

  • So that her daughter wouldn't suffer alongside her,

  • she entrusted her to her parents, and then left home.

  • She continued preaching the gospel while on the run.

  • From then on, husband and wife had to be far apart.

  • They embarked on the long road of exile.

  • April 1998, Zouping County, Binzhou City, Shandong Province.

  • That evening, Yang Jing'en and others fled to a village in the twilight,

  • but they never imagined they would quickly be reported by CCP informants.

  • After such a close call,

  • Yang Jing'en realized that in atheist, communist China,

  • following Christ is a rocky road.

  • But he resolved that since he had decided

  • to believe in the true God and take the right path,

  • it was his duty to keep on.

  • From 1999 to 2002

  • Yang Jing'en fled to Tianjin, then Hebei, then Henan,

  • facing the danger of being arrested at any moment.

  • But he continued to uphold the responsibilities of a Christian.

  • He never stopped spreading the gospel of the kingdom,

  • and as this good news spread,

  • the CCP's arrests and persecution of The Church of Almighty God ramped up.

  • In July, 2002, Yang Jing'en went to the Tacheng prefecture in Xinjiang

  • to spread the gospel of the kingdom.

  • A report from a wicked person

  • led to the arrest of 20 other Christians that he had preached to.

  • When the police came, luckily he wasn't there.

  • He dodged that bullet.

  • However, he became a most wanted person for the Xinjiang police.

  • In 2003, the CCP once again carried out

  • a nationwide crackdown oppressing The Church of Almighty God.

  • They bribed idle people, drifters, and ruffians from all over the place

  • to act as their spies to surveil and follow those who believe in Almighty God.

  • The entire country was on edge, people were jittery.

  • The CCP dispatched a special working group

  • from Beijing to Xinjiang for supervision

  • to manage the secret operation to arrest Christians.

  • In Korla alone they arrested over 200 from The Church of Almighty God

  • and confiscated a large number of the church's funds.

  • All of Xinjiang descended into panic.

  • Yang Jing'en went all over Xinjiang

  • continuing to preach the gospel under the intense pressure of persecution.

  • But in every new place, before long, he discovered he was being monitored.

  • He couldn't even remember how many "tails" he had shaken that year

  • or how many times he had moved.

  • He only remembered

  • frequently hearing news of his brothers' and sisters' arrests, sentences, and torture.

  • He was constantly on edge and felt like he could barely breathe.

  • It was one piece of bad news after another.

  • Yang Jing'en was bitter and distressed.

  • So many Christians in Xinjiang had been arrested,

  • and half of those who went there from other provinces had been taken.

  • They were tortured and mistreated.

  • For some, no one knew if they were alive or dead, there was no news.

  • Since circumstances were becoming more dire,

  • Yang Jing'en and his co-workers were forced to leave Xinjiang.

  • Yang Jing'en fled from one place to another

  • but the CCP's persecution was everywhere.

  • Although the road ahead was full of hardship and danger,

  • that did not stop him from following God.

  • While on the run, every time he saw a cute child in someone's home,

  • it was very stirring for Yang Jing'en, who thought of his own daughter.

  • When he left home his daughter was still a swaddled baby.

  • He knew she had to be so much bigger now,

  • just as lively and adorable as this girl

  • He missed his family but could not return home.

  • He heard his family was closely monitored by the village cadres and the police,

  • and even his relatives from the Three-Self Church had been bought out by the CCP police.

  • They were looking everywhere for information on him.

  • All these years without seeing his family,

  • he often suffered, and felt helpless and tormented.

  • In Spring of 2007,

  • Yang Jing'en went to Guilin in Guangxi Province to preach the gospel.

  • Many local true believers accepted Almighty God's work of the last days,

  • which stirred up the animosity of local pastors and elders.

  • One day when Yang Jing'en was spreading the gospel

  • he was threatened and beaten by a pastor and an elder.

  • They even called the police on him.

  • He had to leave that same night.

  • From 2007 to 2011,

  • the CCP ramped up the nationwide arrests of Christians from The Church of Almighty God.

  • Huge numbers were arrested. The situation was grave.

  • The CCP also carried out blanket searches under the guise of a census

  • with a focus on people from outside the region.

  • Any Christians with house churches or dissidents that were found

  • were arrested and persecuted.

  • In such a hostile environment,

  • Yang Jing'en and his wife both returned to their hometown in Shandong.

  • After more than 10 years,

  • the family of three could finally be together again.

  • Yang Jing'en couldn't wait to see his daughter.

  • He kept imagining what it would be like to see her.

  • How tall would she be? Would she recognize him?

  • He was both excited and nervous.

  • Hearing the word "uncle," he felt a wave of sadness.

  • It was like a sword to the heart.

  • Because of the CCP's oppression,

  • he had been on the run for over 10 years

  • and couldn't take care of his daughter,

  • so she had never felt a father's love.

  • And now facing her, he felt so guilty, so remorseful.