"They are not only ready to die for the gospel, but they are expecting it."
"Many Western missionary organizations pull their workers out of a place as soon as there is any sign of trouble. Advance will be very slow with such a mentality! If self-preservation is that important, then there is no point in going in the first place. God is looking for children who will die for Him if necessary."
Chinese believers PRACTICE getting out of handcuffs and breaking out of prison buildings.
"Don't pray for the persecution to stop! We shouldn't pray for a lighter load to carry, but a stronger back to endure!"
The Chinese church refuses to build any church building that could divide believers.
Some Chinese believers rejoice when they are sent to prison because there are hundreds more men that get to hear the gospel.
Some Chinese believers do baptisms in the middle of night in the winter, by cutting a hole in the ice of a frozen lake. This is the only time that authorities are not prowling around looking for "suspicious" activity. Some report that the water is never cold, and it almost feels like bath water.
-thoughts and quotes from "Back to Jerusalem" compiled by Paul Hattaway (highlighting the lives of 3 Chinese church leaders- Brother Yun, Peter Xu Yongze, and Enoch Wang)