Elder Li Yingquiang spent time in prison, then exile before returning to Chengdu. He's been forced out again.
Elder Li Yingquiang spent time in prison, then exile before returning to Chengdu. He's been forced out again.
Nov. 19, 2020 | China

Early Rain Elder Twice Banished

[163] prayers in [12] nations have been posted for Li Yingqiang and family.

A leading elder from the Early Rain church has been forced out of Chengdu again after intense pressure. Elder Li Yingqiang was arrested in Dec. 2018, a few days after lead pastor Wang Yi had been arrested. Li Yingqiang spent eight months in prison before banishment from the city of Chengdu for one year. After 12 months, Li Yingqiang, his wife, and his two small children returned to Chengdu to rejoin their church body, where they experienced heavy surveillance. Police even constructed a small house in front of his apartment building so they could monitor him 24 hours a day. They regularly visited his home to “investigate complaints,” forced his children to attend public school and did not allow them to travel or attend church. Finally, on Oct. 28, police informed Li Yingqiang that he was not welcome in Chengdu and advised him to leave. The family secured an apartment in Leshan, where they stayed for less than a week before their landlord informed the police he had rescinded their two-year lease agreement. Yingqiang wrote in a public post, “May the Lord provide us a place. May the Lord help us lean on His grace and guidance as we take each step and go to each place so that we can bear witness to his justice and mercy.” Continue to pray for this family and the rest of the Early Rain Church.

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  • Oh Father, please bring Li Yingqiang & his family to a place where they can find a home & the opportunity to share your love & saving grace. We pray the communist regime will fail in its efforts to destroy Christianity and instead there will be a great outpouring of your Holy Spirit upon this country of oppression & a godless government.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Father I pray for a safe place for Li Yingqiang and his family to live. I pray for a time of refreshment and rest for him and his family. I pray that officials with the government will allow him to return to his church so he can worship with his family.
    Paul K - USA
  • My brother and sister, may God continue to guide you as you go about without a home and witness to those who need to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. We love you as we too have lived in China and seen many things. Father, bless the Li family and bring them into fellowship with others. Let your light so shine that even the police will believe.
    Mark And Yuk Mei B - USA
  • Dear Lord, please provide for this family and help us to continue to pray and give to help them!
    conni l - USA
  • Lord God Our Provider, I ask that You would bless this pastor and his family with basic needs of shelter and food AND a place to serve and worship. Give them the venues to bear witness of Your Love and Mercy and may they land in a broad place soon. Amen!
    Joan B - USA
  • In Jesus Name we pray for our brothers & sisters around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus our Lord and as You Lord remember we are made of the dust and can do no thing without You John 15:5 strengthen each one with the power of Your Holy Spirit to overcome and continue in the faith & may no weapon formed against them prosper
    barry p - USA
  • In the glorious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shalom. as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Li Yingqiang and family. We ask for peace for them, a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Heavenly Father
    Please end religious persecution. Allow religious freedom. Open the heart of those who persecute. Open a door for Li and his family. Help them find a home where they can worship You and show others the way to heaven. Let them know that we are praying.
    Marcia E - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for all Early Rain church members: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. Open the hearts of authorities they deal with to repentance. Specifically, provide Li Yingqiang and his family housing. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. Luke 9:58, nevertheless, You will provide them a place as You did Your Son. Where ever You send them, they will have what they need in Your Name. As You have said, send them back with Your protection to finish what You will bring to completion back in Chengdu. In Jesus' Faithful Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Yes. Lord, we agree with our brother and family that YOU are their provider. Provide a place for them to live and serve You. Dear God, for those assigned to watch them - let them feel the blanket of the Holy Spirit and be drawn to You. As Paul brought his jailers to know You, may the same happen here! Bring a harvest! Strengthen Li and his family.
    Jennifer L - USA
  • Holy Father, we continue to pray for the Early Rain church, pastor Wang Yi & family & to lift up to You the prayer of Li Yingqiang them: "May the Lord provide us a place. May the Lord help us lean on His grace and guidance as we take each step and go to each place so that we can bear witness to his justice and mercy." Glorify Your name in China
    Julie C - USA
  • Abba Father, remember Li Yingqiang , his family, and the brethen at the Early Rain Church. Provide them with Your shield and hedge of protection and also with their daily needs. Finally, enable them to persevere in their faith and impact lives for the Kingdom, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Everett T - USA
  • Blessed Father, hide our brother Li and his family under the shadow of your wings.
    In Jesus name, Amen.
    Randy S - USA
  • Lord I pray for your servant and his family at this time of hardship and persecution. Lord give him strength, grace and direction. I thank you Jesus for your love for him and what you are about to do in his life.
    In Jesus Name
    Amen
    Mark R - United Kingdom
  • SEÑOR TE RUEGO POR LA VIDA DE MIS HERMANOS PARA QUE PUEDAN ENCONTRAR UN LUGAR PARA DESCANSAR Y PREDICAR TU PALABRA GUARDARLOS DE TODO MAL Y AS NOTORIA TU PRESENCIA EN ELLOS EN EL NOMBRE DE JESUCRISTO AMÉN
    MIRIAM S - Argentina
  • Lord, I pray that you would help Li to find a place for him and his family to stay. And watch over the rest of the Early Rain church and bless their time together. Draw them to yourself and comfort them all in these trying times. I ask that you would spare the green and take the ripe and that your will would be done forever and always. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Father in Heaven, please strengthen Li Yingqiang, his family, and the people of Early Rain church, and be with them. I pray that you guide the Li family through these trials. Let thy will be done. In Jesus's name, Amen.
    Gina W - USA
  • Dearest LORD God hear the prayers of these Witnesses of your gospel. We pray they will be strong and courageous in your power.
    Your Sprit abides in Li's heart mind and soul as he walks through this adversity LORD. We pray specifically for a safe place for he and his family.
    We thank you for being a God who hears all prayers and requests LORD Jesus.
    Bart S - USA
  • Holy Spirit, inspire in Li Yingqiang and his wife an enduring love for you that interprets trial as loving discipline. Provide for both of them shelter, food, and water, day by day, as you provided for the Hebrew people in their Exodus journeys. Establish the Kingdom of God in Chengdu and in every place that Li Yingqiang goes.
    Jim T - USA
  • Father, Watch over Li and his family. Bring them to the place that you would have them to live. Help them to continue to be salt and light wherever they are. In Yahshua's name, Amein
    Marcelle L - USA
  • Father, what boldness and faithfulness this family shows you! Lord, you are working in them and you are making your glory evident to all. Jesus, May they find a place to live and I pray that they can live without surveillance. Father, I pray for all the elders and their walks with you, may they be strengthened and comforted
    Corinna H - USA
  • Father, Li and his family have endured so much for Your Name. May Your grace be sufficient, may Your mercies be new each morning. Please give them a safe place to dwell, and may their children grow up to be strong in faith. Protect he and his wife from fear, discouragement, false accusations and harassment. Please redeem China's regime and it's people!
    Beth P - USA
  • Dear Lord, I lift up Elder Li Yingqiang and his family and the Early Rain Church. Strengthen them in the faith and make provisions for them to find a safe place so that they can continue the work of the Lord and be a testimony of God's faithfulness to the unsaved. Let these "investigations" and banishments come to an end. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Dara W - USA
  • Father in Jesus name I pray that you would encourage brother Li and his family during this time of intense persecution. Thank you Lord that even now you are providing for them and directing their path and helping them to endure. I pray you would give them reprieve, rest, and a safe place to raise their children and share the gospel. PS 140:7
    Michelle M - USA
  • Father I appeal to you for much grace for this Beliving Family. Give them relief and send angels to lead them to a proper home and Church situation where You will be honored and loved and where they can exercise all their gifts and talents. Bring many to Jesus and fill them with Your Holy Spirit! Hide them from the Government.
    William N - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father: Thank You for the faithfulness of Li Yingquiang and his family. Protect them from those who would harm them. May their lives and the lives of those in the Early Rain Church show forth Your love and grace, even to the salvation of many souls. Give Li great wisdom in what You would have him do. In Jesus' name, Amen.
    Nancy R - USA
  • Heavenly Father,
    Thank you for revealing this story to me & other Christians. Lord please be with Li, his family and the rest of Early Rain Church. Lord provide them a home and watch over them as they lay and wait. Place Your sovereign hand over their lives and please protect them Lord as you've protected me and my loved ones. Bless them with patience.
    Kiersten A - USA
  • Lord I pray for Li and his family. Strength them in their faith. Listen to their prayers. Provide them with a new place where live. Continue using them for your glory preaching the gospel and winning souls for the kingdom of heaven despite the persecution. Protect them from your enemies. Fill them with your Holy Spirit. Amen.
    Cristian G - Colombia
  • Father God,
    Praise You for my brother's, faithfulness to You during these severe trials. Comfort him and his family, especially the children. Provide them a home. Help them to lean on Your grace and guidance as they take each step and go to each place, so they can be a witness to Your justice and mercy. Strengthen the Early Rain Church. InJesus
    Debbie D - USA
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