Meet Red Ink’s Inspiration
My latest book, Red Ink, is a work of fiction loosely based on the life of one of my own personal heroes: Li Ying. Here is some information about her:
Arrested: April 2001
Days Imprisoned: 3573
Journalist Li Ying is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for her role in the publication of an underground church magazine in China. She was arrested April 2001 along with 16 others from the South China Church and condemned to death December 2001. Her current sentence was handed down during a retrial ordered by the Hubei Provincial Supreme Court in October 2002. Arrest and imprisonment are not new to this young woman in her early thirties. She has been arrested many times and spent a year in prison in 1996. Li Ying is the niece of Pastor Gong Shengliang, founder of the South China Church, one of the fastest-growing house-church movements in China. Li Ying cannot have a Bible and is forced to work 15 hours each day on materials to be exported out of China. Please pray for this young woman to remain faithful to our Lord. Please share this site with others. Read on to see how God uses the willing.
This information was obtained from China Aid Association, a vital partner with VOM (www.chinaaid.org). You can also learn more about Li Ying (and many others around the world imprisoned for their faith) at www.prisoneralert.com.