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WATCH: Hong Kong Underground Church Turns Out in Thousands, Singing Christian Hymn in Protest

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The 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests have been marked by heated and passionate demonstrations from pro-democracy advocates over the last several months.

If enacted, the controversial bill will permit authorities to detain and extradite people who are wanted in territories where Hong Kong does not have extradition agreements. Many fear that the bill will force Hong Kong under the jurisdiction of mainland China, thus restricting citizens’ rights.

The Church has taken a particular interest in fighting the bill. On June 9th, the leader of a megachurch that tends to side with the government made a comment on its Facebook page calling for the extradition bill to the shelved. Patrick So is the senior pastor of Yan Fook Church, which is home to about 10,000 members.

And Yan Fook Church isn’t the only Christian group that has publicly announced its opposition to the extradition bill. On June 11th, the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong issued an appeal to the government requesting the government not pass the Extradition Bill “hurriedly before adequately addressing the queries and worries of the legal sector and of the general public.”

Many Christian groups have started peacefully and prayerfully protesting the bill to the tune of “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord.” Since June, several videos of protestors singing the hymn have circulated on social media.

As riot shields and tear gas fill the streets, the sweet sound of the underground church worshipping a God who can conquer all can be heard piercing through the chaos.

On Sunday, Melissa Strzala posted another awe-inspiring video on Facebook revealing the ‘Great Awakening’ happening in China.

“The unofficial anthem of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement is ‘Sing Hallelujah to the Lord,’ she wrote. “The underground church is coming out of hiding in China. It’s truly amazing. We are watching history in the making.”

“The below video is very special to me,” added Strzala. “It gives me chills every time I watch it. Thousands of Hong Kong citizens are singing their Hallelujah anthem in defiance of Communist China. It’s truly a Great Awakening happening in China. It’s exciting!”

Watch the video in full below, and be sure to SHARE it with your friends to rally them around this cause in prayerful support: 

 

The unofficial anthem of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement is “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord.” The underground church is coming out of hiding in China. It’s truly amazing. We are watching history in the making.

The below video is very special to me. It gives me chills every time I watch it. Thousands of Hong Kong citizens are singing their Hallelujah anthem in defiance of Communist China. It’s truly a Great Awakening happening in China. It’s exciting!

Posted by Melissa Strzala on Sunday, August 25, 2019

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Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.

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