A Chinese street evangelist arrested by the authorities and sent to drug rehab
Chinese street evangelist Chen Wensheng from Hunan province has been detained and released again by the authorities for his ongoing efforts to share the gospel. This time, he was even sent to a drug rehabilitation center for eight days as his “punishment.”
Chen, who was just arrested on March 5 in Yunnan province and released the next day, immediately returned to his outreach activities after he reached his city Hengyang. He handed a gospel pamphlet to the director of a local subdistrict office, Mr. He.
On March 7, although local authorities summoned him for his activities, he shared the gospel with them in response. Two days later, he travelled to Anhua County with a travel agency on a bus. He did not miss this opportunity to share about Jesus to his fellow passengers.
The following day, similar to what happened to him in Yunnan, Hengyang’s authorities went out of their jurisdiction to arrest Chen. At the police office, Chen also seized the opportunity to share the gospel with the police officers and offered to lead them to pray.
On March 11, Chen was brought to Hengyang’s Qingshan police office. The public only knew about his latest detention on March 26, since his family did not receive any notice this time. He was first placed under administrative detention for seven days, before he was sent to a drug rehab center for eight days.