STRATEGIC - TARGETED PRAYER
As stated in our intro, we received an urgent email from Voice of the Martyrs regarding Christian human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng. To the right is Gao Zhisheng's picture with his son. Below is the email we received. We ask that you pray diligently for Gao Zhisheng and his family, for his quick release and being reunited with his family. Thank you for your prayers.
Christian human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng, has now been missing 50 days, and there is increasing concern for his life. He was last seen being hauled away from his home by more than a dozen police officers on February 4. Reports from inside China indicate he is undergoing brutal torture.
The situation is critical, and with each day that passes, Gao Zhisheng's life hangs in the balance.
Because of Gao's work defending house church Christians and others persecuted in China, the Chinese government wants to silence his voice. ChinaAid president, Bob Fu calls Gao's torture "the most severe persecution in China's modern history." Gao's wife and two children, who have also been abused and tormented by the police, escaped to the U.S. less than two weeks ago. His family is afraid that authorities, furious at their escape, are taking revenge on Gao.
ChinaAid and The Voice of the Martyrs, together with Gao Zhisheng's wife and children, call on all Christians and those who value human dignity and justice to speak out on Gao Zhisheng's behalf by signing a petition to free Gao.
For more information regarding this call for prayer and the petition to free Gao, please visit Voice of the Martyr website at www.persecution.com.