God Blinds The Eyes Of Adversaries

Xiqui Fu handed his wife an all important book containing all the contact information of the brethren of the underground church, just before his arrest by the police who searched every nook and cranny of their home hoping to find something incriminating. But God blinded their eyes, as Heidi held onto the book, while their home was ransacked and yet, no one but her husband saw the book she held.

Following excerpt from 56% into God's Double Agent by Bob Fu

“There’s one more thing,” I said, getting up, walking to the corner, and returning with the tiny little book in which I’d recorded all the contact information of the brothers and sisters who had become Christians over the past few years. I’d kept the little address book since 1992, when we were ministering at the university. I’d kept meticulous records because it was the only way to keep in touch. Plus, I wanted to document the growth of the underground church, in spite of what the official government numbers showed.

“Please,” I said to her, pressing the book into her hand. “Don’t let this fall into the wrong hands.”

I walked down the stairs on my way to the school office with my head swirling. What would become of Heidi? Would I ever see her again? How long would I be in prison? Would they torture me? But my reverie was cut short as a group of special agents cornered me just as I walked out of my building.

“Xiqiu Fu,” I heard as I turned the corner. The police, probably believing I would flee, had wanted the element of surprise. And they definitely had it. “You are under arrest for illegal religious activities. But before we take you to the station, let’s take a little trip back up to your apartment.”

My heart almost stopped. Only seconds ago, I’d placed the address book in Heidi’s hand. She had no way of knowing the police were on their way to her, so she wouldn’t have time to hide it. Plus, if they were going to search our apartment, no place would be safe. The officers ushered me up the stairs, their video cameras recording every moment of the encounter.

. . . .

Heidi and I watched silently as officers opened our desk drawer and dumped its contents on the floor. . . . As the other officers were busy dumping out our belongings, I looked at Heidi, whose eyes were as hard as steel. She didn’t smile or blink. The only motion she made was to ever-so-slightly rotate her arm so I could see the edge of the book in her left hand.

I forced myself to look back down at the floor. I was thankful that she had it. They certainly would’ve come across it during the ransacking. But how long would it take before they noticed she was holding something?

An officer went over and flipped our bed, causing our pillows and blankets to fall into a heap on the floor. Within fifteen minutes, every nook had been searched and every item of interest had been stuffed into satchels.

“Okay,” the head officer said, gathering up their loot. “I guess we’re done here.” I breathed a sigh of relief. Had the officers found the address book, they would’ve had a blueprint for the underground church in that area, complete with names, phone numbers, and addresses. I looked at Heidi and was overwhelmed with love for her. After all, what other woman would be so brave and fearless as uniformed officers destroyed so many of her personal belongings before hauling her husband off to prison? However, God had prepared our hearts.

God’s Double Agent

Scripture Testimony Index stories in this book

Bob Fu is arrested for handing out Christian literature. All that remained was in his bright red backpack, which was sitting obviously on a table in the interrogation room. Bob prayed that God would keep the police from finding the literature, and He did, almost comically.
The timeless hymn, "The Old Rugged Cross" was Yuan Xiangchen's companion throughout his over twenty-one years imprisonment for refusal to join the Three-Self Patriotic Movement. While other prisoners took smoking breaks, he comforted himself by singing the hymn.
Heidi; Bob Fu's wife, had secured admission for graduate school at the People's University of Beijing and needed $3, 000 to fund her education. But despite praying everyday for weeks about it, and even sharing the financial need to other men, Bob still could not secure the needed funds. Bob was prepared to give up, but just a day before the deadline for payment, God showed up and answered his prayers.
Heidi was suspicious of Joseph because he had once betrayed her husband. In a remarkable twist of fate, she leads Joseph to faith in Jesus after spending some hours with him.
During a Bible training session led by Pastor Ronny for the underground church in Beijing, Bob Fu and other believers present experienced "Pentecost" - the Holy Spirit, like a mighty wind, fell upon them and they spoke in other tongues.
Just before his arrest, Bob Fu and his wife Heidi, found comfort and strength as they knelt together to study and pray over Peter's epistle in 1Peter 4 on the need to not be ashamed but to glorify God for sharing in Christ's suffering.
Xiqui Fu handed his wife an all important book containing all the contact information of the brethren of the underground church, just before his arrest by the police who searched every nook and cranny of their home hoping to find something incriminating. But God blinded their eyes, as Heidi held onto the book, while their home was ransacked and yet, no one but her husband saw the book she held.
Bob Fu's aged father, who was himself a Christian, got arrested and was tortured for his refusal to do the bidding of the government. His church was broken up and he was refused baptism at the government-sanctioned church, but when asked if he will deny Jesus because of his sufferings, his answer was an emphatic no!
Liu Xianzhi was a thirty-three-year-old Christian woman who was declared innocent of the charges filled against her by the Chinese government. Still, she was sent to a labour camp for "reeducation" and there suffered the most cruel and inhuman torture for her faith in God.
Having suffered terribly at a labour camp, Sarah Xianzhi needed to escape from China and though the "road-blocks" were many and daunting, God helped her escape the life-threatening persecution at home.