ChinaAid and an activist lawyer in Beijing, offered to help Zhu draft the application letter. But when she tried to submit it, a local official told her to visit at another time when “at least two people were present” - presumably to follow government protocol.
“I am lost and desperate now,” Zhu sobbed while revealing her frustrations and she has had to stop worshipping God at home, but she still refuses to go to a state-sanctioned church - as suggested by law enforcement officers.
Christians who go to "unauthorised" places to worship have been increasingly persecuted in the last few years. Christians are also being given harsher punishments.