Editors note: The documents below are recent official notices from the Chinese Government’s Bureau of Civil Affairs and the Bureau of Education banning Early Rain Covenant Church and Ordering Early Rain Covenant Academy to cease all school operations. Special thanks to Brent Pinkall for helping make these available to the public with the Chinese translations below. Please pray and share with others.
“Public Notice Concerning the Banning of an Illegal Social Organization by the Chengdu Qingyang District Bureau of Civil Affairs:
Post #1 (2018) of the Chengdu Qingyang District Bureau of Civil Affairs
After investigating, we hereby declare that ‘Chengdu Early Rain Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church ([Chengdu] Early Rain Reformed Church)’ has not registered, and has held activities without authorization under the name of a social association, violating the stipulations of Article 3 of the ‘Regulations for Registration and Management of Social Associations.’ As an illegal social organization, it has been banned in accordance with the stipulations of Article 32 of the ‘Regulations for Registration and Management of Social Associations.’
“Public Notice by the Chengdu Qingyang District Bureau of Education Concerning the Ordering of Chengdu Early Rain Covenant Reformed Academy to Cease School Operations:
We hereby declare that Chengdu Early Rain Covenant Reformed Academy, located at the Jiangxin Building on North Taisheng Road in the Qingyang District of Chengdu, has not obtained a permit to open and run a school. This conduct is in violation of the relevant regulations of the ‘Non-state Education Promotion Law of the People’s Republic of China.’ In accordance with the law, we order this school to cease operations.
Chengdu Qingyang District Bureau of Education
December 14, 2018”