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

[198] prayers in [13] 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secured an apartment in Leshan, where they stayed for less than a week before their landlord informed the police he had rescinded their two-year lease agreement.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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  • Lord, I praise You for the faithfulness of Li and his family and I pray that You would provide for them a place to live. I pray that they would be able to bear witness to You and that they would be able to find a place to rest their head and call home. I pray for Your peace to cover them and for opportunities they can share about their trust in Jesus.
    Joy H - USA
  • Dear Jesus, please provide a home for Li Yingqiang and his family. Provide food and provisions for them. Comfort them and help them have have strength and wisdom. You know their current needs: provide for them.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • OLORD, your servants, the Yingqiang family need a place to live where they can worship you with other believers. Please provide for them. Keep them safe from the evil one as they seek to serve you in China. Open hearts in China to your mercy and grace. May your name be glorified in every place. Amen.
    SM D - USA
  • Father, continue to be with this family and guide them to a place of safety and rest. We look to You for their needs to be met, that they might connect with another church family where they can witness to Your love and mercy. Keep them in good health and thwart the enemy's plans to steal, kill and destroy through the power of the Holy Spirit
    Gail M - USA
  • Lord Jesus you only know about the struggles so of your children enduring to fulfil your mandate for their life, I do implore your help in the case of Li Yingqiang, and provide for him he has been discipline already by the authority .Please let him be left alone in peace, cover them under your protective wings, make a way for them dear Lord, Amen
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Father God, in the name of JESUS, I ask for Your hand over the churches in China in such an anti-Christ environment. Please give rest to Li Yingquiang and his family for all they have been through. Bless them for their faithfulness and please provide a home for them where they can congregate with other believers, all in the name of JESUS.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Help his family return once more.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Good Lord Almighty, I believe you are able to deliver our brother Li Yingiang and his family from harm. Let your hand of grace and mercy be upon them as they go troubles and difficulties. Your promised to be with them in troubles and deliver them ultimately. Thank you LORD that your will be done in their lives. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Chri
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Oh Father God, I hurt for my brother's & sister's suffering simply for following You! I beg You to do exceedingly and abundantly for them, more than they ask or think, and cover them with Your Protection and Healing. Save the souls of those who attack & harass them . Give the Li Yingqiang family abundant grace and opportunities !! In Jesus Name amen
    Sam C - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, please guide the steps of elder Li Yingqiang, her family, and Early Rain Church. Could You please protect them and give them a place? Please encourage them in leaning on Your grace and guidance. You can do all things Lord, please be with them, and could you soften the hearts of these Chinese authorities? In Jesus's name, Amen.
    Samuel Y - USA
  • Father please cover them with your love mercy and presence. May they find a welcoming home.
    Julia N - USA
  • Father, make a way for this brother and his family. Lord, what are they to do? I pray you guide them, strengthen them, open a door for them, show them where you want them. Lord, provide for him and his family as they serve you. I pray they feel your presence around them and know you are with them. I pray you speak to the hearts of those who oppose them
    polly c - USA
  • Father God, I pray for Li Yingqiang and his family. Thank you for their witness and strengthen their faith during this time of heavy persecution. I pray that the gospel would spread throughout China and draw many people into your kingdom. Let nothing stop it, Lord. May there be a great harvest for Jesus Christ. Help this family find a safe place to liv
    Julia F - USA
  • Father, please encourage Li and family & many others like them as they lean on Your grace & guidance, TY You have a purpose for everything. May they see Your mighty hand moving & have their eyes opened. We lift up the persecutors that they may hear Your whisper on their hearts. May they be drawn Holy Spirit. TY Your Father hand covers them IJN
    Lisa T - USA
  • Holy Spirit, I pray for the safety of Li and his family, may You bless them with safe shelter to continue his ministry, I pray for Your guidance and wisdom in dealing with the authorities, according to Your will, we know that You guide each of our steps, please help him and Early Rain church to stay on the road they are to travel with You in the lead
    Pat D - Canada
  • Dear Lord,
    I lift up our brother, Li Yingqiang and his family to You. They have willingly suffered so much for Your name's sake, continuing to stand for the Gospel. Bless them! Protect and provide for them! Work a miracle, giving them a safe place to live. We pray for all in the Early Rain Church; let them not lose heart, but to remain strong! Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Father, I ask in the name of Jesus that you provide shelter for Li Yingqiang & his family. I pray that they will be blessed with peace, hope & Love. Thankyou for your promises & the gift of faith that you have given Li Yingqiang to believe them. Help him to make wise decisions as he leads his family during this time of great stress & uncertainty.
    Tracey B - USA
  • Jesus, You promised that You were preparing a place for us. Elder Li Yingqiang and his family need a place to live right now. Please make a safe home for them, and use this proof of Your mighty to convince many to enter into Your salvation.
    Elizabeth M - USA
  • Lord I pray for all the families and pastors who search, worship and share their father Gods live be freed, that their families will be taken care of and remain safe to continue their live and worship for you, may you place protection around all and their church in Jesus name amen
    sandra n - USA
  • Lord God, I thank You for this dear family and their faith in You. Please continue to strengthen and encourage them, and grant them endurance as they suffer. May they have unity and love for one another, and I do ask that You would provide a place where they can stay, and a community of believers to encourage their hearts.
    Danielle H - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    I pray for Li Yingqiang and his family. I pray you would provide them a place to live and help them to trust in you during these uncertain circumstances. In Jesus' name I pray,
    Marisa M - USA
  • Heavenly Father, thank You for this beautiful family. What a blessing! You have told us Your thoughts and ways are higher than ours. Your life stories written different than we might think. Because the earth is Your's we thank You in advance for each provision both physical and spiritual for Li and his family. Secure them in Your abundance. Amen!
    Peg B - USA
  • Father, I pray that You will provide adequate, long-term housing for Elder Li and his family as soon as possible. May Elder Li continue to trust in Your grace, goodness and guidance as he and his family follow hard after You. May justice prevail for Elder Li and the other disciples at Early Rain Church as they faithfully continue to minister Your Word.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Father, thank you for the courage, boldness, and influence that this family has had for Your kingdom. Please give them wisdom and guidance in what to do at this time. Provide housing and whatever else that they need. Protect them from evil. Continue to use their witness to draw others to Jesus. May they trust You fully. Thank you for working mightily!
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Father God, I pray that You will provide a place for elder Li and his family. I pray You, God will help them lean on Your grace and guidance as they take each step and go to each place so that they can bear witness to Your justice and mercy. Lord, I pray for this family and the rest of the Early Rain Church to remain steadfast in their faith.
    Helen W - USA
  • In the glorious name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah El Roi, the God Who sees, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Li Yingqiang and other Chinese believers. We praise You that You see and provide for them. We ask for a hedge of protection on them and angels directly from heaven come to minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • May you give them peace oh lord and may they be provided with what they need. May their children learn from their parents and always keep the faith with them in the name of Jesus
    Angela L - USA
  • Holy Father, watch over our brother, and his family, as they are looking for a place to live, a job, food, and education for their children. Place him where he can minister others about You. Surround him with others who believe. Strengthen and encourage him during this difficult time. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Father God I lift up this family and church family in prayer. I plead the precious Blood of Jesus upon their lives and I pray that no weapon formed against them shall prosper in Jesus mighty name I pray Amen.
    Yvonne T - USA
  • Please lead this brother & his family to where You would have them go. May they have strength to keep obeying & trusting You, & may they be a witness to even their persecutors in love. Please provide powerfully for all their needs so even this provision is a witness to unbelievers that You are greater than man. Please bring them peace.
    Hilary H - USA
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