Voice of the Martyrs

Inspiration for Olympic Prayer Band

Pastor Bike

Pastor Zhang “Bike” Mingxuan, known for traveling across China on a bicycle
to evangelize, was arrested by Chinese police just two days before the Olympics
began. Pastor Bike was the inspiration for the recent partnership between The
Voice of the Martyrs and China Aid Association to create the Olympic Prayer

Learn More about
the Olympic Prayer Band here

Pastor Asks for Prayer Band
this year, Pastor Bike pleaded with VOM staff to ask Christians to pray for
persecuted Christians in China during the Olympics. The pastor voluntarily
preaches the gospel openly in China despite being persecuted. He has asked for
his identity to be revealed to bring continued attention to the persecution of
Christians in Communist China.

Thanks to Pastor Bike’s inspiration and the commitment of concerned
Christians across the United States, more than 800,000 prayer bands have been
circulated. On Aug. 6, Pastor Bike was arrested while trying to deliver medicine
to his ailing wife. His wife and another pastor were also arrested. We have also
learned this week that Chinese officials are opening a full investigation of the
Olympic Prayer Bands that were distributed to house church members within China.
Despite this increased pressure from Chinese authorities, Chinese Christians
continue to ask for prayer and to make their plight known.

Order your Prayer Bands today!
the Olympics goes on, the harassment of Chinese evangelists continues to
increase. Please help remind others to pray for persecuted Christians like
Pastor Bike by ordering your
prayer bands today

More about Pastor Bike
Pastor Bike,
president of the Chinese House Church Alliance, rode his bike more than 10,000
miles, visiting 24 Chinese provinces to introduce nonbelievers to Jesus Christ.
Armed with a Bible and his business card, which declared “Believe in Jesus, Earn
Eternal Life,” Pastor Bike brought the gospel to thousands of people. He and
other Chinese evangelists have been repeatedly harassed by Chinese officials
during this Olympic year. Please pray for the release of Pastor Bike and his

Order Prayer

To order resources about the persecuted church or
to donate to VOM, visit www.VOMBooks.com.

One thought on “Voice of the Martyrs

  • August 14, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    I will defiantely be praying about this, i just got my China prayer braclet in the the mail this week. Thanks for passing the inofrmation along.


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