FAITH is important! A true story from China

“Even-though it felt like the church threw us away like rubbish and we were made to feel like beggars, I knew that God will never forsake His own and I continued praying for God’s intervention. Times were tough but we kept our faith alive, despite hardships” This was how Zhang Jiangong expressed his feelings when he met his foreign brothers and sisters-in-faith again after a separation of mote than eight years.

Zhang Jiangong, is one of seven District Evangelists who served under the leadership of the dismissed Chinese Apostle Daniel (Li Wei) Wang. He had been a member of the Chinese New Apostolic Church for 20 years and is married with one child. The couple’s parents are also active New Apostolic Church members in China. After his service in the Chinese military, both him and his wife, Xiang Li, worked full time for the Chinese New Apostolic Church, until Daniel Wang’s dismissal from the Apostle ministry.


With the dismissal of Daniel Wang from the Apostle ministry, they, and many others, lost their only source of income, as they worked for the Chinese New Apostolic Church. They lost everything, including their home and in order to survive (having a place to sleep, a meal to eat and taking care of their, then 5 year old, son), they resorted to collecting plastic bottles for recycling and became street vendors by selling various goods on the streets. It is estimated that more than 10,000 Chinese members (including ministers) were discarded by the New Apostolic Church as a result of the dismissal of the Chinese Apostle Wang.

When he was contacted by his foreign New Apostolic brothers and sisters with a request to meet, he could not contain his excitement and extended a warm welcome. He waited for more than an hour on the street for these members. On arrival the visitors were received with warm, welcoming hugs in their home and very soon they were excitingly catching up on the past eight years of absence.

These foreign NAC members met their Chinese New Apostolic Church members for the first time during 2006 and a very close friendship developed. They attended divine services together, joined in choir singing and also organized many joint social trips to explore China. When the young South African New Apostolic brother and sister decided to get married, Zhang Jiangong and his wife assisted them to purchase clothing and other items for their wedding, which was planned and scheduled to take place in South Africa. The visit to the Zhang family, therefore, also provided an opportunity for the young couple to show the Zhang family the video and pictures of the couple’s wedding which took place in South Africa.

Zhang Jiangong was always very passionate about spreading the Gospel of Christ and, after discussions with his wife, they decided that she would work for the household and he would pursue his passion to spread the Gospel of Christ, full-time. He felt that the new  contact and visit by his foreign New Apostolic brothers and sisters was proof that God still loved them and has never forsaken them. He was now committed, more than ever, to continue with the work of God in China and to keep his faith alive!




  1. derrick du Preez

    My dear friend, know this that if you are sincere and honest in your search for God and your desire is to become like His Son Jesus the Christ then you open yourself to controversy. But now in this time we have reached a point in our spiritual evolution where creation itself is supporting the true believer. Heavenly and holy powers are available, they are liked the radio or television waves, invisible but there if you can tune your thoughts to receive them. Love you with all my heart, Derrick du Preez, Cape Town RSA

      • derrick du Preez

        I have gone through some major upheavels in my life, death of a daughter and my first granddaughter, years of depression and anxiety episodes as a result of such loss, I lost my family & marriage, my job and yes as a result was forced to resign my ministry as evangelist. At one stage afterwards I didn’t know God for it felt like I lost Him as well, that all happened from 1999 to 2007. Slowly by God’s grace I picked myself up, I became fascinated to find out who Jesus really was and is. I met those people who could help me heal of my illness, one of them was a Chinesse man, Charles Lai from Taiwan, a pharmacist, he gave me life-changing information, today I am healed, completely with the influence of God’s Spirit! My favourite textword from the bible is in 2 Cor 5:17 “whoever belongs to Christ, is a new person, the old life is past, a new life has begun”. Love you, God bless, and the peace of Jesus be upon you! Derrick, Cape Town, RSA.

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