* God’s Double Agent: Listen in as Bob’s wingman Doug McBurney sits in and interviews ChinaAid founder and Pastor “Bob” Xiqiu Fu. A man who knows first-hand what it’s like to be persecuted by the Chinese government for one’s Christian beliefs. In 2002, six years after the persecution forced him to flee from China to the United States, he founded ChinaAid to promote religious freedom in China and raise worldwide awareness of the ongoing unjust persecution of religious believers in China. He envisioned ChinaAid to be an organization that serves with truth and compassion under the law to address the physical, legal and spiritual needs of abused victims while drawing international attention to China's gross human rights violations against house church Christians.
Pastor Fu’s activism pre-dates his conversion to Christianity. In 1989, he was one of the student leaders in Tiananmen Square demonstrating for freedom and democracy. After the bloody crackdown, Bob realized that true change can only come from the heart, that transformation has to come “from the inside out.” He later became a Christian and led a house church while teaching English at the Communist Party School in Beijing. Considered a threat to the Chinese Communist government, Bob and his wife Heidi were imprisoned for “illegal evangelism” causing them to flee from China in 1996.
Today Pastor Fu is recognized as a leading expert on religious freedom and the persecuted church in China. In 2011, his efforts were recognized by the Nobel Prize Committee with an invitation to the award ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
Pastor Fu testifies regularly before the United Nations, U.S. congressional committees and other influential agencies concerning reports of abuses, especially violations of Chinese citizens’ rights to religious freedom. Under his leadership, ChinaAid has expanded its mission to support legal defense in religious persecution cases, academic research on the rule of law, and ministering to and training of house church leaders in China.
Today's Resource: Meet Daniel and his associates through this great BEL Bible study. You'll enjoy understanding this part of ancient Israel's history. Beginning almost exactly 600 years before Christ, the extraordinary events in Daniel's life brings the past and the future into focus, from the political affairs of ancient kingdoms to the first and second comings of the Messiah! And for our own age, Daniel shows how we should live boldly for the Lord both in our personal lives and as influencing government.
Enjoy this verse by verse study of the Book of Daniel available in this 7-DVD Video Set or in audio on MP3-CD or MP3 download.