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Chinese persecuted Christian praises her time in jail

The Christian Post reports that when Voice of the Martyrs’ Todd Nettleton travelled to China in 2002 to interview Sister Tong, a Chinese Christian who was sentenced to six months in one of the country’s notorious prisons because of her faith, he was surprised by her response.


Sister Tong shared how, during her time in prison, God was right there with her, every step of the way. “He felt so near to me during that time,” she said. 

She was also able to start a women’s ministry in prison, sharing Christ with those who had never heard His name. “So, yes, it was an absolutely wonderful time,” Sister Tong said.

“I couldn’t imagine myself being in prison and thinking it was a wonderful time,” he said. “Sister Tong changed my perspective on how I view persecution. What if we all had the attitude, when we faced difficulties like unemployment or sickness, that Jesus was giving us an opportunity to minister and witness to others?”

Stories like Sister Tong’s, compiled over twenty-three years of ministry, inspired Nettleton to write his latest book, “When Faith is Forbidden: 40 Days on the Frontlines with Persecuted Christians.”

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