Brother Yun Chinse Christiian prison escapee


undefinedA Christian who spent many years imprisoned in China is to give a talk at St Mary's church, Upton, Wirral next month. Brother Yun (pictured) who escaped from Zhengzhou Maximum Security prison in China (from which it is reported that nobody had previously escaped) will tell his story and answer questions at St Mary's on Friday 13 June, starting at 7.30pm.

Brother Yun’s book ‘The Heavenly Man’ won the Foyles’ Christian Book of the Year award in 2003.

He describes how he heard the voice of the Holy Spirit, telling him to  walk out of the heavily guarded prison gate – despite having had both his legs broken. He risked being shot on the spot, but he he obeyed the voice and walked straight through several prison doors that were somehow left open.

Declared the only man to ever have escaped the prison, an official investigation concluded that this was an ‘embarrassing mishap’ and that, ‘Yun received no human help in his escape’.

The brother carries a small key as a symbol of what God is both capable of and wanting for each one of us. He said: “If God can release me from the solitary confinement of China’s highest security prison then He can certainly release you from whatever is holding you.”

That is the central theme Brother Yun delivers in his talks. He will speak through a translator at the event at St Mary’s. Tickets for the talk are priced at £5. Tickets are available now from the St Mary’s Upton Church Office, 8 Church Road, Upton Wirral CH49 6JZ. Please either come to the office Mon-Fri 9.30am to 12.30pm or send a stamped addressed envelope with cheque payable to St Mary's Church. Funds will all go to supporting the placing and training of Chinese missionaries in war-torn South Sudan. 

The UK tour is being run by Flame International – a Christian ministry with a passion to reach out with God’s love to broken and hurting people, particularly those in the poorest and post-conflict countries of the world, and to see nations healed and walking in forgiveness and reconciliation. An offering towards the work of ‘Back to Jerusalem/Flame International’ will be taken on the night.