A gaggle of devoted American Christians has been often touring to South Korea to advocate for the safety of 60 Chinese language refugees who’re fleeing extreme non secular persecution.
In accordance with the persecution watchdog group ChinaAid, “Mayflower Church” is a gaggle of 60 believers from Shenzhen Holy Reformed that fled China for Jeju Island, South Korea.
“Our church would educate our youngsters about our non secular beliefs, and the police would come alongside and pressure them to enroll in class so that they could possibly be brainwashed,” founding pastor Pan Yongguang stated.
“They did not need us to show our youngsters the Bible, and youngsters are banned from attending church. This went towards our religion and our consciences,” he informed Union of Catholic Asian News, earlier this yr.
“All day, from morning to nighttime, it is all Xi Jinping,” a member of the church informed the outlet. “Increasingly, it stands in opposition to religion.”
The group has lived on Jeju Island since 2019 trying to realize asylum standing from the South Korean authorities, however up to now has been denied.
“Resulting from political stress from China to return these residents for ‘re-education camps,’ Korea will not shelter this congregation,” reads a memo from Freedom Seekers Worldwide (FSI), a ChinaAid accomplice.
“It isn’t laborious to examine the reception Mayflower refugees will face if forcibly repatriated to China,” Doug Bandow, a senior fellow on the Cato Institute, writes.
People, Japanese, and Taiwanese companions have periodically visited the Chinese language church in South Korea to stop them from potential “transnational kidnapping” by the Chinese language Communist Celebration (CCP) or repatriation by Seoul.
“This isn’t a farfetched possibility, because the CCP has kidnapped many up to now who defied them,” ChinaAid wrote on its website. “Gui Minhai, a critic of China’s elite, vanished in Thailand seven years in the past. Extra not too long ago, the CCP tried to repatriate Wu Huan and her fiancé as a result of they have been political dissidents.”
FSI took their first diplomatic safety journey on June thirteenth.
“An American presence will forge a message to the Chinese language,” Deana Brown, president and founding father of FSI informed CBN Information. ” We’re involved concerning the kidnapping.”
“We’re grateful for the privilege to offer such a measure of freedom for individuals who lengthy for it,” she wrote on their website.
ChinaAid and its companions are asking the U.S. authorities to step in towards China’s communist regime and assist resettle the Mayflower Church in America.
Brown informed CBN Information her group has partnered with 100 church buildings in Tyler, Texas who’re prepared to assist “Mayflower Church” after they land on American soil.
“1000’s of people will provide footwear, microwaves and blankets and linen,” she defined. “They won’t have a necessity after they get right here.”
“Till a extra sustainable answer is discovered, American missionaries, pastors, and church buildings will proceed to go to,” reads an announcement on ChinaAid.org.
“There is no method again for us,” Pan stated.
The group is nicknamed “Mayflower Church” after the English ship that carried Pilgrims to North America in quest of non secular freedom.