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Chinese street preacher arrested in Yunman

A street preacher from Hengyang City, Hunan province, who has been repeatedly detained for his evangelism, was arrested by Hunan’s police as he was sharing the gospel with an ethnic minority group in Yunnan province.


Chen Wensheng is known for his passion to share the good news with anyone he encounters. Despite being repeatedly detained, harassed, and threatened, he continues to travel around China so people can hear about God’s love.

At the end of February, Chen embarked on a trip to Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan province to conduct his outreach to De’ang ethnic minority group.

There are roughly 6,000 De’ang people living in the western part of Yunnan province. Most of them are still under the Buddhist influence and animism. There is no known Christian among the De’ang in China.

On the 5th of March, Chen shared a message on his social media account early in the morning, asking people to participate in the ministry to China’s ethnic minority groups.

He then headed out and put out signs with gospel messages on the side of a road, before handing out masks with Christian message and talking with two pedestrians about Jesus. One woman learned how to pray with him.


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