A Christian Family's Hard Choice Between Water and Faith

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A Christian Family's Hard Choice Between Water and Faith

One Christian family in remote China has been living without running water or electricity for three years because of local government retaliation for their refusal to take part in superstitious practices, ChinaAid reports. The family of 25-year-old Li De has been singled out for persecution since he refused to take part in village "dragon worship" activities in 2008. Despite the family's appeals, local Communist Party officials have refused to restore their water and electricity unless they take part in the idol worshipping ceremonies. The family has to go to a remote mountain stream for water, the children are unable to do their homework because of the lack of electricity, and Li's mother recently fell in the dark and broke her arm. It is but one example of the persecution that persists against Chinese Christians, a ChinaAid spokesman said.

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