On January 5th, 2017, Pastor Yang Hua of the Living Stone Church in Guiyang, China, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for “divulging state secrets.” Pastor Yang, also known as Li Guoshi, has been imprisoned since December 9th, 2015. Authorities had initially sentenced him to two five-day administrative detentions for “obstructing justice” and “gathering a crowd to disturb public order.”
Pastor Yang and another pastor founded Living Stone Church in 2009, and its membership rapidly expanded form 20 members to more then 700 members. Please pray for Pastor Yang and his family as he serves his prison sentence. Pray also that the members of the living Stone Church will continue to grow in faith.