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  • During the last days,

  • God has once again become flesh in the Eastin China.

  • In 1991, Almighty God, Christ of the last days, formally took up His ministry.

  • Since then, Almighty God has expressed millions of words

  • and carried out the work of judgment beginning from the house of God.

  • God's sheep hear His voice.

  • The people of various denominations who loved the truth and yearned for God's appearance,

  • have recognized that Almighty God's words are the truth,

  • and that this is the voice of God.

  • They believed that Almighty God was the return of the Lord Jesus,

  • and one by one they came before Almighty God.

  • The appearance and work of Almighty God sparked panic in the CCP.

  • The CCP issued numerous secret documents,

  • and mobilized the armed police and army

  • to maniacally oppress and eradicate the Church.

  • The whole of mainland China rained blood, dark clouds descended,

  • and there was universal outrage and indignation.

  • Today, the Christians of all the house churches,

  • particularly those of The Church of Almighty God,

  • are experiencing even more brutal and bloody persecution by the CCP government.

  • These Christians' bloodshed and loss of life ring like a song of victory over the forces of Satan,

  • and tell the grisly tale of Chinese Christians' persecution.

  • In November of 2011,

  • the CCP government began a new round of crackdowns

  • persecuting house churches all over Henan Province,

  • and arresting many Christians.

  • On November 15, Lin Haochen, a Christian of The Church of Almighty God,

  • heard that the police were arresting people in the area near his home.

  • He frantically hurried home to check on his family.

  • The moment he arrived in the village,

  • Lin Haochen could feel something was off.

  • His usually bustling village was eerily still.

  • The streets were oppressively silent and empty.

  • His heart thumped in his chest,

  • seeming to leap into his throat.

  • Brother?

  • From the mess in his house,

  • Lin Haochen was certain the CCP police had searched it,

  • and the man who was arrested in the police car was none other than his older brother.

  • Lin Haochen didn't know whether his parents had been arrested,

  • which made him even more uneasy.

  • Lin Haochen was worried about his parents' safety

  • and feared that his brother would be tortured by the police.

  • He had never been more anxious.

  • He could never have imagined

  • that his happy family could be ruined in an instant by the CCP.

  • Haochen, play us a song.

  • Play a hymn in praise of God.

  • OK.

  • Lin Haochen and his older brother

  • adopted their parents' belief in the Lord Jesus as children.

  • In 2001,

  • his family accepted the last days' work of Almighty Godthe return of the Lord Jesus.

  • They accepted duties in the church,

  • and lived a full and happy life.

  • Mr. Lin, understand this,

  • you've done nothing but cause trouble for us.

  • The Lin family was well-known locally for their belief in the Lord,

  • and news of their belief in Almighty God spread very quickly.

  • The village cadres often visited

  • to threaten Lin Aizhong and his wife into giving up their faith.

  • Even when they met the Lins on the road, they would question them.

  • Don't go around spreading the gospel

  • But even though the village cadres threatened and tried to frighten Lin Aizhong,

  • he maintained his belief in God and continued his duties.

  • Thanks be to God that we can come before God

  • Mr. Lin! Mr. Lin!

  • I'll go see what's happening.

  • Mr. Lin!

  • Who is it?

  • It's me. Open the door.

  • Who is it?

  • It's me, Liang. Open the door.

  • Let's go! Go! Go! Go! (What are you doing?)

  • Get in there! (What are you doing?)

  • Hey!

  • Stand up!

  • In the spring of 2002,

  • Lin Aizhong was reported by an evildoer

  • for spreading the kingdom gospel in his home.

  • The police searched his home,

  • and arrested him and three other Christians

  • for the crime of "illegally spreading religion."

  • Daddy! Daddy! Don't take him please!

  • Daddy! Daddy! Daddy! …

  • Lin Haochen watched his father forcefully taken by the police.

  • His young heart was filled with sadness and terror,

  • leaving a scar that would never heal.

  • Even though Lin Aizhong was released home the next day,

  • village cadres came every few days to harass them after that,

  • and assigned people to monitor them closely.

  • The police also came frequently to search the house

  • and threaten Lin Aizhong.

  • If they discovered he still believed in God,

  • they would arrest him and put him through the labor reform system.

  • To avoid being arrested by the CCP,

  • Lin Aizhong was forced to leave his home and go far away.

  • Lei.

  • Dad.

  • You're big now.

  • Listen to your mother at home.

  • Haochen.

  • Dad, I don't want you to go.

  • Lin Haochen couldn't bear to watch his father leave.

  • I'll be back before you know it.

  • Just listen to your mother.

  • He thought he would never see his father again.

  • Your father will be back soon.

  • As Lin Haochen silently watched as his father walked out the door,

  • he could only cry in his heart.

  • After Lin Aizhong left,

  • his wife Liu Xiuying took up the burden of supporting the family.

  • She had asthma, and couldn't bear hard work,

  • but now she was under enormous pressure, and slowly, she became weaker.

  • Lin Haochen was worried about his mother.

  • Even when he was bullied outside, he didn't tell her.

  • Oh, you're home. (Yeah.)

  • Dinner will be ready soon.

  • OK.

  • It was almost the Spring Festival of 2003,

  • and everywhere families were celebrating and reuniting.

  • Even though it seemed like only an instant,

  • Lin Aizhong had been gone for more than half a year.

  • Without his father,

  • Lin Haochen felt lost and dejected.

  • He couldn't find any happiness.

  • Lin Haochen missed his father terribly,

  • and blindly hoped that he would come home for Chinese New Year.

  • Tell us, now, who is he hiding with?

  • Lin Haochen's father wasn't waiting for him.

  • Tell us!

  • Instead, the CCP police who he feared and loathed had come uninvited.

  • You little brat! Come here! Come here! Come on! Come on!

  • Talk! Where is your father? Has he come back yet?

  • I don't know. (Talk now, brat, or I'll beat you!)

  • He's just a boy! What are you doing?

  • We haven't broken any laws. Why are you treating us like this?

  • Believing in God is against the law!

  • Tell us! Where is Lin Aizhong?

  • I don't know.

  • You still don't know?

  • Don't think there aren't other ways to get it out of you if you don't tell us.

  • I'm telling you,

  • even if he ran to the ends of the earth, I'm going to catch him!

  • So, has he called you on the phone?

  • I don't know.

  • Hello!

  • Good morning, teacher.

  • The threats from the police and the attacks and ostracization by his teachers and classmates

  • were unbearable misery and suffering for the young Lin Haochen.

  • He lived in the shadow of inferiority.

  • He was cut off from everyone,

  • and no one except his older brother was willing to play with him.

  • He often felt lonely and helpless,

  • and became more and more silent and antisocial.

  • Their brothers and sisters from the church often came to support and help them.

  • Through the comfort found in God's word,

  • they slowly emerged from the fog of darkness.

  • We still have to obediently follow God.

  • You little brat, it's you again!

  • Why aren't you in school?

  • In the summer of 2003,

  • Lin Haochen had taken a brother of the church with him

  • to preach the kingdom gospel to a friend.

  • Unfortunately, an evildoer reported them,

  • and they were caught and brought to the police station.

  • How dare you do such a thing?

  • The next day, the police told his school.

  • They threatened the school, forcing them to punish Lin Haochen harshly.

  • His teacher's words gravely wounded Lin Haochen's young soul.

  • He didn't understand.

  • He thought, everyone who believes in God is good,

  • so why do they experience so much discrimination and pain?

  • After his teacher's talk with him,

  • Lin Haochen was forced to quit school.

  • Do you understand me?

  • At that time, he was 12 years old.

  • You've embarrassed us.

  • Since the first half of 2003,

  • the SARS epidemic has reached 24 areas in mainland China.

  • 5327 cases of SARS have been reported.

  • Faced with the epidemic,

  • the Party Central Committee has rapidly formulated a series of major measures

  • to incorporate the epidemic prevention.

  • Lei, go take a shower with your brother.

  • Haochen, take a shower with Lei, you can play afterward.

  • After he was expelled,

  • Lin Haochen became very quiet and depressed.

  • He often spent his time alone and in silence.

  • He wanted to go to school,

  • but his right to education had been mercilessly stripped away by the CCP.

  • Daddy!

  • Dad!

  • Haochen!

  • Dad!

  • Lei!

  • Dad, it's so good that you're back! I've missed you so much!

  • I've missed you too.

  • In 2003, the SARS epidemic erupted all over China,

  • leading to widespread panic.

  • The epidemic also struck the city where Lin Aizhong was hiding.

  • The local government demanded that non-local residents return to their homes.

  • Meanwhile, the police in Lin Aizhong's hometown feared infection,

  • and no longer dared to arrest at will.

  • Only these conditions allowed Lin Aizhong to return home.

  • Lin Haochen was overjoyed and excited to see his father.

  • The family was finally reunited.

  • Everything at home is good.

  • That's great!

  • In the years that followed,

  • although the village cadres often came to the house

  • to threaten the Lins into giving up their faith,

  • the family continued to believe in God and perform their duties.

  • In November of 2011,

  • across the entire province of Henan,

  • an intensified round of crackdowns and arrests

  • against The Church of Almighty God codenamed "Thunder III" was initiated.

  • According to secret CCP internal documents,

  • this crackdown mobilized state security,

  • technical detectives, internet surveillance, and other departments

  • for an 8-month program of secret surveillance,

  • over which more than 500 phone records were analyzed

  • and Christians were tracked and followed in more than 100 instances

  • by agents in several different guises.

  • Many Christians from The Church of Almighty God were illegally arrested in the Henan area,

  • massive sums of the church's wealth were taken away,

  • and many Christians were forced to leave their homes and flee.

  • Some of the victims of these frantic CCP arrests were Lin Haochen's family.

  • Hey, the eggs are ready!

  • They're ready? Hurry up! Quit taking so much time!

  • Wu, do you want one?

  • When the CCP police learned

  • that Lin Haochen's family kept watch over the church's money,

  • they immediately became a primary target.

  • On November 15, the police searched the Lin house,

  • but didn't find anything,

  • so they stayed at the house the entire day,

  • hoping to wait and catch all four members of the family at once.

  • Fortunately, Lin Aizhong and his wife learned of the raid beforehand,

  • safely transferred the church funds elsewhere,

  • and found another place to hide.

  • But, because they weren't able to contact their sons,

  • their older son was arrested that day when he came home from work.

  • After that, the CCP police always had someone watching the Lin home.

  • At the same time,

  • the CCP began a massive city-wide manhunt.

  • House by house, they searched for and arrested Christians of The Church of Almighty God.

  • To avoid arrest by the CCP,

  • Lin Haochen was forced to leave home.

  • He had to go into hiding everywhere he went, helped by his brothers and sisters.

  • In February of 2012, using another identity,

  • Lin Haochen found work in a factory.

  • Before long, through his brothers and sisters,

  • he heard news of his parents,

  • and learned that they had escaped,

  • and that his brother had been released.

  • It was only then that the tension in his heart eased a little.