I consider it an honor to be able to work with the guys that I do here in China. The leaders of the Church have stood throughout the persecution and continue to serve in-spite of it. One of the three preachers that were taken in for questioning told me that the police officer told him that ”next time the punishment would be worse.” Wow, and all three of them continued to be in the ministry and preach the Gospel!
How can someone continue to serve in persecution?
They can continue to serve in persecution because of JESUS! They have fallen in love with Jesus, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. They know him as Savior and Lord. Jesus has radically changed their lives and therefore they are willing to give their own lives for Him. This is the biggest and most important reason that a person can endure persecution and serve in the face of threats.
The next reason the were able to stand is because they have received TRAINING. My co-laborer has poured four years of his life out to build this ministry here. He opened up his life, taught the the Word of God, and exampled being a bold witness to them.
These two factors can also be seen in the life of the disciples. The disciples loved Jesus and also were trained by Him. They made many mistakes but when the true test came, they stood for the truth and even died for it.