Source: Direct Reports from China
Date: May 25, 2018
Bitter Winter has learned that the Wantan town government in Zhongmou County, Zhengzhou city had threatened to remove the cross of a Christian church in Lixianwu village under its jurisdiction. To protect the cross, the believers wrapped it in a black net.
A believer in his sixties who attended this church revealed that the town government visited the church many times and asked the believers to remove the cross. “The cross is the sign of the church, and it cannot bother the government in any possible way. There is no way we are going to remove the cross! Our church’s director asked us to wrap it in a black net so that it’s not so noticeable. If the government dispatches people to demolish it, we elderly believers will surround and protect the cross. We won’t let them do it,” said the believer.
This church was established around a dozen years ago, hosting meetings and services for Christians from Lixianwu village and several adjacent villages. The believers were only compelled to wrap the cross in a black net, for the sake of protecting it.