In their email update to me, China Aid also included the following information regarding a Chinese Christian brother, Zhang Jian:
Update on Zhang Jian
Around noon on October 16, Zhang Jian, Pastor Bike’s son, received an urgent phone call from his mother. Plainclothes Public Security Bureau (PSB) officers had broken into her upstairs apartment and were throwing all the family's belongings out into the street:
"When I got there, I saw my mom lying on the ground being knocked down by these thugs ... I tried to use my body to protect my mom from being hurt by them. Then this group of 15 officers immediately surrounded me and started beating my head and body with iron bars."
The violent attack lasted 25 minutes. Authorities persecuted this family to try to stop their ministry to orphans and house churches. After ChinaAid sent an e-mail alert, many of you immediately sent help and spoke out on the family’s behalf. The Chinese government reacted in an unprecedented way.
You can read the full story of what happened after people spoke out on behalf of Zhang Jian at the China Aid website.