By April 25th there was still no further news.
The family members of the kidnapped leaders were completely
soaked in sorrow, feeling lost with sadness, and anxious with
worry. Many brothers and sisters from home and overseas urged
us to report the case. We gathered together again to discuss
how to report the case. Should we report individually or as
a group? Every one figured that no matter how we would do
it, house churches would be exposed. We didn’t know
whether God meant to let us keep hiding or if He wanted us
to come above ground from underground. Did it mean that we
should strive for our freedom by faith? What if they were
rescued from the hands of the EL and then turned over to the
hands of the police? Even if we were to report, where should
we turn? To the Public Security Department of He Nan province?
The case didn’t happen in that province. Moreover, for
all those years, He Nan Government had been regarding us as
a cult, striking us ceaselessly. We hesitated. So all of us
came before God once again, and cried out to God desperately.
In the end, everyone was moved by the Holy Spirit simultaneously
that we should go to Beijing to report the case as a group.
Among thousands of thoughts, we finally found a gleam of hope.
But who was going to take this critical and dangerous responsibility?
Could we let the hoary-headed old man go? Could we let those
second generation coworkers go? What if anything happened
to them, what were their families going to do? Could we let
the relatives of the kidnapped coworkers go by themselves?
They couldn’t relate exactly what had happened…
At that moment, a sister, one of the core CGF leaders, volunteered
to take some family members of the victims to go to Beijing
to report the case on behalf of all other families. What the
sister did was just like what Esther had done before, violating
the law to see the king to save the Jewish nation.
April 26th night, the sister took several utterly
exhausted family members of the victims and got on the train
to Beijing at eleven. On the train, the sister felt heavily
burdened with extreme stress, not knowing what to expect,
good or ill luck, blessings or curses. Would God stretch out
His golden rod? For the dear coworkers, she had only one desire
in her mind – if she perished, she perished, as long
as the coworkers could be saved from the evil hands of the
wicked ones with the help of the government!